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rsilvers
2008-03-14, 21:01
I have thousands of songs... But I don't like all of them so the random play feature on the Duet remote needs a way to filter good songs from bad. I star-rate the ones I like using iTunes. Basically anything that is 3 stars or above, I like well enough to listen to.

So I would love a feature where I could play at random songs which I rated 3 stars or better. Also I want to be able to rate songs from the remote and have it update my iTunes database (if that is possible). iPods do this and later sync it with your computer.

rsilvers
2008-03-14, 21:11
Or could I just create a playlist in iTunes with my top rates songs and then randomly play those?

smc2911
2008-03-14, 21:28
Have a look at erland's TrackStat and DynamicPlaylist plugins, which will sychronise with iTunes:
http://wiki.erland.homeip.net/index.php/Category:SlimServer_Plugins

JimC
2008-03-14, 21:44
Or could I just create a playlist in iTunes with my top rates songs and then randomly play those?

Yes, you can and that's what I was going to suggest you do. Also, as SMC said, you can try Erland's excellent plugins.


-=> Jim

rsilvers
2008-03-14, 22:01
I will look at those.

I just noticed that iTunes has a playlist called MyTopRated which is 4 and 5 star songs.

Also, what about this:

http://wiki.erland.homeip.net/index.php/Custom_Skip_plugin

It seems like you can program it to skip low ratings.

Craig, James \(IT\)
2008-03-15, 04:47
My iTunesUpdate and iTunesPartyShuffle plugins do all of these things.

http://www.jamescraig.co.uk/SlimServer

James
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rsilvers
2008-03-15, 06:38
iTunes update sounds useful. It says I can 'hold down buttons 1-5' to rate a song. Does the Duet remote have such buttons?

erland
2008-03-16, 00:00
Also, what about this:

http://wiki.erland.homeip.net/index.php/Custom_Skip_plugin

It seems like you can program it to skip low ratings.
It would work, but for what you want to do it sounds like you would be better of with one of the other plugins mentioned. Custom Skip is useful if you really NEVER wants to play anything with low ratings. However, if you only have this need in random or smart playlists, you would be better of with iTunesPartyShuffle or SQL Playlist plugins.

Craig, James \(IT\)
2008-03-17, 01:35
No, but iTunesUpdate has a dedicated Duet menu that allows for rating
the songs.

James
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