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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    New in 7.9: "Don't Stop The Music"

    The demise of my SmartMix plugin revealed the fact that many users particularly liked it's Don't Stop The Music feature. I therefore decided to implement a basic Don't Stop The Music plugin in LMS 7.9: as soon as you approach the end of the currently queued up music, it will try to add some matching music to keep the party going.

    Don't Stop The Music currently offers a selection of previously available options, but in a different way. You've got the choice of keeping the music playing using RandomPlay (optionally only using genres of the current playlist), Spotify Recommendation mixes, Deezer Smart Radio (with questionable success). The plugin only provides the infrastructure to automatically trigger some playlist addition etc. But it should be fairly simple for any plugin author to provide more options.

    What other options would you like to see?

    You'll find the options in the player's settings (web UI or Squeezeplay based UIs, iPeng etc.). You might need to restart the controller/player to make them show up. But please give it a try.
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    Thanks Michael, I chose the Song Mix option and it worked fine

    Pity my genre tags are in a mess, ah well, something to catch up on this winter.
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    Nice, this will cover the loss of Smart Mix in my case. Most of the time I used the don't stop the music function.
    I will try it as soon as I update the Synology packages. Thx!

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    Very nice plugin, thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    What other options would you like to see?
    A "Random Album (limited to current genres)" would be nice!

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    New in 7.9: "Don't Stop The Music"

    > A "Random Album (limited to current genres)" would be nice!

    On a download site near you shortly! (about an hour)

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    Thank you Michael, you're doing a great job!

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    New in 7.9: "Don't Stop The Music"

    >> A "Random Album (limited to current genres)" would be nice!
    >
    >On a download site near you shortly! (about an hour)


    I just got round to trying this, with DSTM set to "Song Mix (limited to current genres)". What exactly is this meant to do?

    I played a track (This Womans Work by Kate Bush) that had genre=Alternative Rock (I know, it's not really Alt Rock, but by genres are a bit messed up).
    When it got close to the end, it removed the track and added 10 songs to play. All were songs by Tori Amos, Lana Del Ray or Heather Nova. It seems to have chosen random songs that have the same genre, but only selected from 3 albums - I have loads of others.

    The music chosen was appropriate, but I guess this was lucky? When I played a single song from Blur, it also chose the same songs as described above. Not so random?

    DSTM - whever I see that in posts, I think "Dark Side of The Moon". Doh!

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    New in 7.9: "Don't Stop The Music"

    > I just got round to trying this, with DSTM set to "Song Mix (limited to current genres)". What exactly is this meant to do?

    The same as Random Mix / Song Mix with only the one genre selected.

    > When it got close to the end, it removed the track and added 10 songs to play. All were songs by Tori Amos, Lana Del Ray or Heather Nova. It seems to have chosen random songs that have the same genre, but only selected from 3 albums - I have loads of others.


    Would there be more for that particular genre? Genres are your genre
    strings, case sensitive etc. Would you have multiple genres in some of
    the tracks?
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    New in 7.9: "Don't Stop The Music"

    >> When it got close to the end, it removed the track and added 10 songs to play. All were songs by Tori Amos, Lana Del Ray or Heather Nova. It seems to have chosen random songs that have the same genre, but only selected from 3 albums - I have loads of others.
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    >Would there be more for that particular genre?

    Yes, plenty.

    >Would you have multiple genres in some of the tracks?

    The vast majority, no.

    I just tried again. Played a track by Blur, and it queued up 4xtracks by Lana Del Rey, 3x Tori Amos and 4x tracks by Heather Nova, the same as the other night.
    I have 109 albums tagged with the genre "Alternative".

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    Don't Stop the Music

    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Don't Stop the Music
    What other options would you like to see?
    Random Album (Limited to New Music)
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    Random Song (Limited to New Music)
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    and the [i] for these two includes "New Music limit is set in Server Settings / My Music"
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