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ovonrein
2011-02-08, 08:53
By popular demand, I ripped some audio books for my children the other day. Some have an incredible number of tracks - total book > 500 tracks. I worked out that initially the books would not play to the end because there's a limit on the playlist. I forget what it was - seemed reasonable. Anyway, increasing this solved the problem. However, even having this many files in the file tree turns out to be a PITA. Tried to manages the tags and my tag editor took a DEEP BREATH ... and paused for a bit. So instead, I decided to rip by chapter, not track. That's nice - only 40 odd files. Trouble is that my young ones are complaining because the SB track navigation is a bit hit'n'miss. Now, I read somewhere that someone's invented a new file format / tagging system that allows one to mark points within a track? And then navigate to those "soft points"? Does that ring a bell with anyone? Is that something the SB will support? And if so, how do I go about it?

Thank you very much.

andyg
2011-02-08, 09:14
What do you mean by hit and miss? Properly encoded formats will be able to seek perfectly to the point you select.

slate
2011-02-08, 09:24
cue sheets?!

chill
2011-02-08, 09:27
Is the OP referring to automatic bookmarking? I've never even considered this with my Squeezeboxes so don't know whether it's an existing feature, but I certainly remember it being a useful feature (for these very same books) on my kids' MP3 players.

ovonrein
2011-02-08, 13:16
@AndyG: Well, there are any number of challenges with that implementaion:
(1) The over-loading of the track skip buttons (on the remote) with the track pointer feature is unpleasant to work (if your (little) finger jitters a bit, then you did not quite hold it down long enough for the SB to understand that you want to place the track pointer, and it will instead assume you wanted to skip). I think it used to be even worse (when it would revert to skip as soon as you let go of the button) - it seems better now (where it hangs around a bit in track pointer mode). Still, feels clumsy (not that I'd have any great suggestions for improvements, sorry).
(2) I still have no idea how to place a track pointer from the web control panel, which might be easier to place.
(3) My kids simply forget which minute they had listened up to. Coming back and trying to iterate towards a spot is just painful.

@Chill: Unfortunately, I do not recall where I read what little I recollect. That's why I am throwing it out here, to see whether it rings any bells with someone. I think it might have been a successor/extension/enhancement to ID3? "Bookmarking" sounds reasonable. How did your MP3 player work this?

bonze
2011-02-08, 13:34
Does the Bookmark plugin not do want you want?

ovonrein
2011-02-08, 13:47
No idea. Worth a try. Sounds reasonable. Thanks.

ovonrein
2011-02-08, 14:10
Yes, Bookmarks V2 is just the ticket. My sons will love it. Thanks again.

tipsen
2011-02-08, 15:50
The Bookmark plugin is also used by my girlfriend for her audiobooks - it's possible to store up to 11 different bookmarked playlists with the system - and if not already within Squeezebox Server it can be found here http://kdfplugins.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/repo.xml

ovonrein
2011-02-09, 08:42
Yeah, I tried to follow that link but, franky, completely failed to grasp what I was meant to do with the ZIP file. In the end, I worked out that I could tick "Show all 3rd Party plugins" in SBS/Plugins and there it showed up. I could then simply install by ticking, followed by a restart of SBS. All good. Thanks again.

ksqueeze
2011-09-16, 10:57
Yeah, I tried to follow that link but, franky, completely failed to grasp what I was meant to do with the ZIP file. In the end, I worked out that I could tick "Show all 3rd Party plugins" in SBS/Plugins and there it showed up. I could then simply install by ticking, followed by a restart of SBS. All good. Thanks again.

I still need help. I put the URL in to the additional repositories line, but nothing happened. I have the "show 3rd party plugins" checkbox checked and I even checked the box to update plugins automatically. No files are showing up in my plugins folder. What am I doing wrong?

Also, to make sure I knew how to add plugins correctly, I added CDplayer. I got that to work successfully by listing the URL. How do I add it to the menu as an option? Or do I have to remember the CDplayer URL every time and type it in?

ksqueeze
2011-09-16, 11:14
I'm making some progress. I have now managed to get the plugin listed as enabled but now I don't know how to actually use it. I found this post below on the forum. It says I'm supposed to pick bookmark on the menu when a track is playing. Where should "bookmark" show up on the Squeezebox for me to choose it?? Do I have to add it to a menu somehow or should it be showing up on its own?

I feel like I'm getting there slowly but need a bit of assistance. Thanks!




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rodlogic
Junior Member Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 19


bookmark - how it works

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Well I finally worked this out - not rocket science but I missed out the vital idea because people use # to indicate number in USA etc but not so much in Europe/UK.
So here is what I did
Added the bookmark plugin to the menu of my Squeezebox
Play a song/book
Select bookmark from the menu -
Now you have 2 options by scrolling up/down - save or restore
by using the Play button (think this ends up as position 0 (zero) but not sure - or you can use the number pad to specifically save the bookmark in a location 0-9, so save/restore via play or by a numeric.

Hope this helps

best

bonze
2011-09-16, 11:23
I'm guessing it's a right click from the Now Playing screen to the menu where Bookmark pluginb should be.