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studley
2008-01-03, 13:23
I'd like to suggest that the Squeeze team explore licensing AMG Tapestry and incorporating it into SqueezeCenter.

This would enable us to develop interesting playlists based on mood, genre, and themes. I believe it works using fingerprinting and would also enable users to clean up their tag data and add additional information.

It seems to me that more advanced (and interesting) playlist management would be a natural next step in the evolution of a fabulous product.

Cheers,
David

Gregory Hamilton
2008-01-03, 15:27
I second this.

ajh824
2008-01-04, 10:17
I'll add a third -- actually, you CAN access AMG Tapestry functionality on your Squeezebox via MP3Tunes' new Smart Playmix (requires a premium MP3Tunes account)....main issue for me is the sluggishness and streaming problems associated with using MP3Tunes on my Squeezebox... would be great to have the technology somehow linked in with Slimserver as well......

andyg
2008-01-04, 10:23
Fingerprinting is something we're looking into for various things, but we would prefer to do it in as open a manner as possible.

But yeah, MP3tunes has added Tapestry playlists since they can easily fingerprint your library on their server. So you can use this now. :)

thing-fish
2008-01-04, 13:36
I'd like to suggest that the Squeeze team explore licensing AMG Tapestry and incorporating it into SqueezeCenter.

This would enable us to develop interesting playlists based on mood, genre, and themes.

AMG Tapestry is neat, but I still haven't seen anything better than MusicIP Mixer for making a great playlist. Not Pandora, not LastFM, not Tapestry, not nothin' (for my taste anyway, YMMV). Fortunately Slimserver has pretty fine integration with it, I wouldn't have bought a Squeezebox otherwise!

The advantage other services have over MusicIP is that MusicIP is only going to play you stuff out of your own collection, where of course the radio-type services can present brand new stuff to you . But for listening out of my own library, I'm constantly, notably delighted with the mixes that MusicIP comes up with.

studley
2008-01-24, 08:03
AMG Tapestry is neat, but I still haven't seen anything better than MusicIP Mixer for making a great playlist. Not Pandora, not LastFM, not Tapestry, not nothin' (for my taste anyway, YMMV). Fortunately Slimserver has pretty fine integration with it, I wouldn't have bought a Squeezebox otherwise!

The advantage other services have over MusicIP is that MusicIP is only going to play you stuff out of your own collection, where of course the radio-type services can present brand new stuff to you . But for listening out of my own library, I'm constantly, notably delighted with the mixes that MusicIP comes up with.

I've struggled with the interaction between MusicIP and Squeeze, but I've never invested enough time in it to try and resolve it. Once 7 goes gold I'm going to give it another shot.

The thing that is cool about Tapestry is the control over parameters that you can play with. Add a touch of Dinner Party (theme) here... some Adult Alternative (genre) there... plus some Somber and Pensive (moods) and see what you get.

It's fun to PLAY with your music.

Cheers, D.

Siduhe
2008-01-24, 08:19
I've struggled with the interaction between MusicIP and Squeeze, but I've never invested enough time in it to try and resolve it. Once 7 goes gold I'm going to give it another shot.

One of the forum users has done a lot of work on some tools to help out people who are struggling with MIP integration and some good basic explanations: see http://spicefly.com/content/category/5/16/32/

I have also found that running MIP "headless" has improved the stability of integration with Slimserver and now Squeezecenter - again a good explanation of what is involved in this on the Spicefly site.

I use Tapestry, MP3Tunes smart playlists and MIP, but for me MIP still has the edge, particularly the ability in MIP to define your own Moods which SC can use to produce MoodMixes. Although a big part of my preference for MIP may be that it is integrated with SC...