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Juke
2014-12-04, 12:06
I've been trying to get to grips with this addon for the past few days but I'm stumped. I have set up four diectories, MP3, Classical, Christmas and Popular.

The main thing that I'm trying to achieve is a setup where I select one of these 4 libraries and then select random play (thereby obviously only playing in a random manner from that particular group of music files).

I just can't seem to make this happen, can anyone confirm if it can be done please?

erland
2014-12-04, 23:16
I've been trying to get to grips with this addon for the past few days but I'm stumped. I have set up four diectories, MP3, Classical, Christmas and Popular.

The main thing that I'm trying to achieve is a setup where I select one of these 4 libraries and then select random play (thereby obviously only playing in a random manner from that particular group of music files).

I just can't seem to make this happen, can anyone confirm if it can be done please?

It won't work with the standard Random Mix but you can do it if you also install SQL Playlist/Dynamic Playlist and goto Extras/SQL Playlist and create a new smart playlist of type "Random Songs" and specify which library to restrict it to by setting the "Library" parameter in the playlist configuration. The playlist will appear under My Music/Dynamic Playlists menu.

Juke
2014-12-05, 16:26
It won't work with the standard Random Mix but you can do it if you also install SQL Playlist/Dynamic Playlist and goto .........

Thanks for this advice Erland, I was about to give up. I've used a lot of Squeeze players for some years but as you may have guessed I have never tried to enhance their capabilities before!

So, I think after reading other help posts and then the above I may just suceed. I hope so as the project is to move all my music to a 500Gb SSD feeding an Odroid U-3 setup as a LMS.

I have another stumbling point, maybe outside the scope of this subject, but, when I tried to save my first new directory in Multi Library it returned access denied from the Odroid.

I know nothing about Ubuntu, having used the brilliant Squeezeplug for Odroid to get up and going. Is there a quick fix for this?

erland
2014-12-06, 06:32
I have another stumbling point, maybe outside the scope of this subject, but, when I tried to save my first new directory in Multi Library it returned access denied from the Odroid.

I know nothing about Ubuntu, having used the brilliant Squeezeplug for Odroid to get up and going. Is there a quick fix for this?

You have to make sure LMS has write permission to the directory which have been specified in "Library directory" parameter in Multi Library plugin settings page. I don't know exactly how to do this on ODroid, you will have to check with the Squeezeplug users.

Juke
2014-12-14, 15:56
All sorted Erland, thanks.

I didn't need permissions, I was just failing to give the full directory route!

I then moved on to Dynamic Playlist and had one of your example items modified to suit my needs, up and working in 5 minutes, brilliant.

One question though, why are there tags to include and tags to exclude sections? Just wondering as if you tick to include why to you need an exclude?

erland
2014-12-15, 10:01
One question though, why are there tags to include and tags to exclude sections? Just wondering as if you tick to include why to you need an exclude?

"Include" means that at least one of the selected tags has the be part of the file.
"Exclude" means that it's excluded if any of the selected tags is part of the file.

To compare with genres, it's the typical "Christmas" + "Pop" problem. If you have tagged a file with both "Christmas" and "Pop" and select "Pop" as include, you will still get this album. If you select "Christmas" as Exclude it means that all christmas music will be excluded independent which other tags it contains.

Juke
2014-12-15, 16:23
"Include" means that at least one of the selected tags has the be part of the file.
"Exclude" means that it's excluded if any of the selected tags is part of the file.

To compare with genres, it's the typical "Christmas" + "Pop" problem. If you have tagged a file with both "Christmas" and "Pop" and select "Pop" as include, you will still get this album. If you select "Christmas" as Exclude it means that all christmas music will be excluded independent which other tags it contains.

Ah, I hadn't thought about multi tag tracks as I seem to only have one tag per track. I use tag&rename which I think only allows one tag, but I may well have been using it too simply since I got it, quite some years ago.

More research needed, though it was Christmas music that I have made my first file for and I had excluded everything except 'Christmas' and included only Christmas, seems now it's overkill but it works in my case!

Thanks again Erland.