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djdrey
2005-10-16, 21:51
Hey All,

We're using SlimServer in our office as a shared jukebox. Our staff add tracks throughout the day and it works great!

The only thing we wish it did was to remove the tracks from the playlist as they are played. Is this possible? Has anyone done a mod like this previously?

If not, any pointers as the where to start to modify it along these lines?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

kdf
2005-10-16, 22:16
On 16-Oct-05, at 9:51 PM, djdrey wrote:

>
> Hey All,
>
> We're using SlimServer in our office as a shared jukebox. Our staff add
> tracks throughout the day and it works great!
>
> The only thing we wish it did was to remove the tracks from the
> playlist as they are played. Is this possible?

Try having a look at the RandomPlay plugin (currently available with
the
6.2 nightly builds). You can start a random list of songs, and it will
clear out old songs as well as adding new ones when there is less than
a preset number left. it also allows tracks to be added without
stopping the process of clearing old songs and adding new ones when the
playlist gets too short. It is a bit like the classic jukebox.

-kdf

max.spicer
2005-10-16, 23:53
To use it in this way, you'd need to go into the RandomPlay page via the web interface and tell it to only keep a certain number of complted songs (or zero!). By default it keeps all your old songs. You could chose your initial playlist then "add" a random mix to the end.

Max


On 16-Oct-05, at 9:51 PM, djdrey wrote:

>
> Hey All,
>
> We're using SlimServer in our office as a shared jukebox. Our staff add
> tracks throughout the day and it works great!
>
> The only thing we wish it did was to remove the tracks from the
> playlist as they are played. Is this possible?

Try having a look at the RandomPlay plugin (currently available with
the
6.2 nightly builds). You can start a random list of songs, and it will
clear out old songs as well as adding new ones when there is less than
a preset number left. it also allows tracks to be added without
stopping the process of clearing old songs and adding new ones when the
playlist gets too short. It is a bit like the classic jukebox.

-kdf

max.spicer
2005-10-17, 00:16
You've got me thinking now. I'd never thought of Random Mix being used as a jukebox i.e. you add songs and it plays them but, if it runs out of songs, it chooses songs at random. It doesn't work this way at present as there is always at least one random item at the end of the playlist. Unless you only ever wanted to choose one song at a a time, you couldn't add your new songs in before the random item and still keep the order in which you added them. Random Mix currently checks to see if it should add new items at the start of each track. In order to work like a jukebox it would have to do this at the end of a track. However, if you just want to listen to a random mix you wouldn't want this as it would mean you got pauses in the playlist while new tracks are added.

Would anyone be interested in this jukebox functionality? I'd consider adding it as an option (post 6.2!), although it could turn out to need a surprising lot of work.

Max

PS RandomPlay and Random Mix are the same thing, in case I've confused anyone.


Try having a look at the RandomPlay plugin (currently available with
the
6.2 nightly builds). You can start a random list of songs, and it will
clear out old songs as well as adding new ones when there is less than
a preset number left. it also allows tracks to be added without
stopping the process of clearing old songs and adding new ones when the
playlist gets too short. It is a bit like the classic jukebox.

-kdf

JJZolx
2005-10-17, 01:10
Hey All,

We're using SlimServer in our office as a shared jukebox. Our staff add tracks throughout the day and it works great!

The only thing we wish it did was to remove the tracks from the playlist as they are played. Is this possible? Has anyone done a mod like this previously?

If not, any pointers as the where to start to modify it along these lines?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
This request is an oldie but a goodie. I'm not sure why it's been blown off without comment, as it seems simple enough and making it an option shouldn't upset anyone. Using Random Play seems like a fairly roundabout and nonintuitive way of accomplishing this.

Please vote:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=326