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Pooh22
2005-11-20, 13:00
Hi all

I'm just wondering if I should file a feature request. I've just
discovered the Random Mix option, very nice, but the thing with genre's
is that they're pretty generic and some albums in a genre are very
likely to be unfit for random playing. And of course, there's so much
subjectivity in the genre assignment that it may be impossible to get
all of them right.

Me and my GF have slightly differnt tastes and some music should be left
out of the mix. We keep separate directories with our own stuff, but
they're inside the global music directory.

In order to reduce annoyances, it would be nice to add further
constraints to the random mix feature, to exclude certain artists
or directories.

Another thing is that currently there's no option to show the genre of
the song being played in the display settings, which would be nice to
check which genres are set wrong or cause annoyance...

Cheers

Simon

Richie
2005-11-20, 13:11
> Another thing is that currently there's no option to show the genre of
> the song being played in the display settings, which would be nice to
> check which genres are set wrong or cause annoyance...

There is if you use the Music Info Screensaver:

http://www.herger.net/slim-plugins/detail.php?nr=446

Richard

max.spicer
2005-11-20, 14:08
Genre's aren't that generic - you can set them to whatever you want. There's also nothing stopping you tagging tracks from the same album with different genres.

Max


I'm just wondering if I should file a feature request. I've just
discovered the Random Mix option, very nice, but the thing with genre's
is that they're pretty generic

Pooh22
2005-11-20, 17:04
On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 08:11:14PM +0000, Richie wrote:
> > Another thing is that currently there's no option to show the genre of
> > the song being played in the display settings, which would be nice to
> > check which genres are set wrong or cause annoyance...
>
> There is if you use the Music Info Screensaver:
>
> http://www.herger.net/slim-plugins/detail.php?nr=446

Thanks, I'll try that!

/Simon

Pooh22
2005-11-21, 10:18
On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 08:11:14PM +0000, Richie wrote:
> > Another thing is that currently there's no option to show the genre of
> > the song being played in the display settings, which would be nice to
> > check which genres are set wrong or cause annoyance...
>
> There is if you use the Music Info Screensaver:
>
> http://www.herger.net/slim-plugins/detail.php?nr=446

Hmm, I can't find the option to show the genre. To me it seems a lot
like the same plugin as the now playing one, except being slightly more
customisable.

Cheers

Simon

Richie
2005-11-21, 10:38
> Hmm, I can't find the option to show the genre. To me it seems a lot
> like the same plugin as the now playing one, except being slightly more
> customisable.

Right, go to Server Settings > Formatting > Title format.

Add a new format - Genre

Next go to Server Settings > Language

Change the language to something different and then change it back again.

Now, if you go to the player settings > Plugins the new title format
of Genre should appear in the dropdown list.

Richard

Pooh22
2005-11-21, 17:13
On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 05:38:00PM +0000, Richie wrote:
> > Hmm, I can't find the option to show the genre. To me it seems a lot
> > like the same plugin as the now playing one, except being slightly more
> > customisable.
>
> Right, go to Server Settings > Formatting > Title format.
>
> Add a new format - Genre
>
> Next go to Server Settings > Language
>
> Change the language to something different and then change it back again.
>
> Now, if you go to the player settings > Plugins the new title format
> of Genre should appear in the dropdown list.

Ah, great, I didn't realise it was possible to add my own title formats
:-)

But this also works with the normal now playing plugin ;-)

Cheers

Simon