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    What defines the album genre?

    Hi there,
    a question to the Pros out there:
    If I use the "random mix" for a specific genre to play - e.g. "lounge" and I choose "random album", what defines that an album is taken into the playlist, if it contains the genre "lounge" as well as other genres?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCG555 View Post
    Hi there,
    a question to the Pros out there:
    If I use the "random mix" for a specific genre to play - e.g. "lounge" and I choose "random album", what defines that an album is taken into the playlist, if it contains the genre "lounge" as well as other genres?

    Thanks very much and kind regards - Markus
    I think youĺve answered your own question. If youĺve asked for a random album mix of genre A and you get an album with one track of genre A and 9 tracks of genre B then you will know.
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    Not sure if I got that.
    I did not give any answer to myself.
    Is it the first track (nr. 1) of the album that defines the ALBUM genre, or any track that has been choosen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCG555 View Post
    Not sure if I got that.
    I did not give any answer to myself.
    Is it the first track (nr. 1) of the album that defines the ALBUM genre, or any track that has been choosen?
    An album can have multiple genres and should appear listed in LMS in all of them. If you select Random Album for Genre A you'll get the whole album not necessarily just the tracks with genre A that you have chosen.
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    Ok, this meams, if I really do only want to have Genre A played, I cannot choose "Random album" for Genre A, if I don't know, if all songs in the Album contain Genre A, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCG555 View Post
    Ok, this meams, if I really do only want to have Genre A played, I cannot choose "Random album" for Genre A, if I don't know, if all songs in the Album contain Genre A, right?
    Do you have many albums with tracks tagged with different genres?

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    I don't know. Over the years I decided to define the tagging on the song base and not (anymore) the album base. A couple of hunderets cerrtainly...
    Often I have chosen to play random songs and not random albums...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCG555 View Post
    I don't know. Over the years I decided to define the tagging on the song base and not (anymore) the album base. A couple of hunderets cerrtainly...
    Often I have chosen to play random songs and not random albums...
    Have a look at Random Seeds - it may do more what you are after
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...t=Random+Seeds

    You will have to scroll through until you find where Michael implements it but basically you create a favourite of your genre as follows

    randomplay://track?genres=Rock&dontContinue=1

    This will kick off a random playlist of genre "Rock".
    When it reaches the end - as defined at the bottom of Random Mix - it hands over to Don't Stop The Music
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    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Have a look at Random Seeds - it may do more what you are after
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...t=Random+Seeds

    You will have to scroll through until you find where Michael implements it but basically you create a favourite of your genre as follows

    randomplay://track?genres=Rock&dontContinue=1

    This will kick off a random playlist of genre "Rock".
    When it reaches the end - as defined at the bottom of Random Mix - it hands over to Don't Stop The Music
    Thank you.
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