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mgerbasio
2007-11-25, 10:40
Hi,
I recently upgraded my Linux suse 9.3 to SlimServer 7.0 beta and MusicIP 1.8. With help I picked up on this forum, I was able to modify the slimserver script to start MusicMagicServer prior to the SlimServer and everything seems to be working.

My question is related to MusicIP usage. I have about 6000 flac tracks ripped from CDs. When I start playing a song on the SqueezeBox, I go to the SqueezeCenter, select Playlists, click on MusicIP and press the "M" to the left. I assume this was going to give me songs similar to the current playing track. It doesn't seem to be the case. For example, playing Amy Winehouse gave me back mostly opera (Luciano Pavarotti or the Three Tenors). Am I not using MusicIP correctly with SqueezeCenter? Thanks.

Regards-Michael G.

ob_kook
2007-11-25, 11:42
Has MusicIP completely gone through the process of analysing your tracks? (This process can take days depending on your library size and gruntiness of your PC.)

You can also select parameters regarding how similar to the original track you want the playlist to be. I've found that tweaking these can make a big difference in the resulting ecclectiness of the playlist as well.

mgerbasio
2007-11-25, 13:25
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, the track analysis shows 0 on the MusicMagic API, it took about two days to go through the all the songs. I'm not sure what some of the settings actually change so I'll do some searching.

Changing "How much like the artist style" from 0 to 100 gave me a better mix but still strange selections. Also, if I click on it with the same track, it gives different playlists when I would expect the selections to be the same.

Regards-Michael G.

mgerbasio
2007-11-25, 17:11
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, the track analysis shows 0 on the MusicMagic API, it took about two days to go through the all the songs. I'm not sure what some of the settings actually change so I'll do some searching.

Changing "How much like the artist style" from 0 to 100 gave me a better mix but still strange selections. Also, if I click on it with the same track, it gives different playlists when I would expect the selections to be the same.

Regards-Michael G.

ob_kook
2007-11-25, 17:41
Changing "How much like the artist style" from 0 to 100 gave me a better mix but still strange selections.



Those strange selections are one of the reasons I like it. :) Since it does not consider tags, genres or the like, it is based purely on the audio fingerprint. But if it is too all over the place, I'd still suggest dialing it in a bit. Too bad it is not like Pandora in its adaptive learning capability...




Also, if I click on it with the same track, it gives different playlists when I would expect the selections to be the same.



I find the same behavior. Sometimes I will "re-click" until I get what seems to be more the mix I'm after.

mgerbasio
2007-11-27, 15:27
Thanks. I appreciate your help.

Regards-Michael G.