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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by sternenjaeger View Post
    I wrote the bookmark plugin, but mainly for personal reasons: I could not find any other multiroom audio solution that has this feature. I use it every day and it works pretty reliable for me.
    If you could explain the problems you are having with it, i could try to improve it.
    Thanks for chipping in!

    It's essentially that there's no bookmark symbol on the now playing screen (material) and setting a bookmark involves several steps. Then she has to remember to 'get' the bookmark from the extras menu (if I recall correctly) to get back to where she stopped listening.

    I guess I'm just expecting too much from what is a great system. 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    It's essentially that there's no bookmark symbol on the now playing screen (material) and setting a bookmark involves several steps.
    Adding an 'add bookmark' button to the now-playing would be easy enough. I've never used this plugin before, so not sure how it works. Will install and investigate.

    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Then she has to remember to 'get' the bookmark from the extras menu (if I recall correctly) to get back to where she stopped listening.
    I guess if there is a simple way to know if a track (I assume this is what audio books appear as) has a bookmark then to add a 'play from last pos' menu entry, or a 'skip to bookmark' on now-playing should be doable.
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    It's essentially that there's no bookmark symbol on the now playing screen (material) and setting a bookmark involves several steps.
    I've installed the plugin, but unsure how to really use it. It seems to automatically remember the last track+pos of an album. When I start to play that album again it goes to the last plated position. This is all automatic - so not sure what Material is expected to do?
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    I've installed the plugin, but unsure how to really use it. It seems to automatically remember the last track+pos of an album. When I start to play that album again it goes to the last plated position. This is all automatic - so not sure what Material is expected to do?
    I think there may be crossed wires. Earlier castalla was saying that he’d downloaded audible file to Mp3 (decrypted) but bookmarking them wouldn’t work - unsurprising as they aren’t podcasts per se just regular files.
    The podcast bookmark plugin expects an RSS feed of the stuff to be played doesn’t it which I guess is what you’ve tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I think there may be crossed wires. Earlier castalla was saying that he’d downloaded audible file to Mp3 (decrypted) but bookmarking them wouldn’t work - unsurprising as they aren’t podcasts per se just regular files.
    The podcast bookmark plugin expects an RSS feed of the stuff to be played doesn’t it which I guess is what you’ve tested.
    Which "podcast bookmark" plugin?

    The bookmarks plugin I found seems to automatically bookmark - and you can set which genre to bookmark. So, if a book was downloaded as an MP3 set its genre to (e.g.) 'Audiobook' and configure this plugin for that genre, then it will automatically bookmark. Then when you replay it should start from there. This sounds like it meets the requirements?
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I think there may be crossed wires. Earlier castalla was saying that he’d downloaded audible file to Mp3 (decrypted) but bookmarking them wouldn’t work - unsurprising as they aren’t podcasts per se just regular files.
    The podcast bookmark plugin expects an RSS feed of the stuff to be played doesn’t it which I guess is what you’ve tested.
    Bookmarking works with mp3 but it involves several steps - that's where confusion sets in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Bookmarking works with mp3 but it involves several steps - that's where confusion sets in.
    Not sure how - unless you mean giving the books a specific genre. The bookmarks plugin automatically saves a bookmark for albums of a genre. So, set MP3's genre to Audiobooks, configure plugin to bookmark for 'Audiobooks', play MP3, stop playback, navigate Apps->Bookmarks, book should be listed and clicking will resume where left off. Seems simple enough to me.
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    Not sure how - unless you mean giving the books a specific genre. The bookmarks plugin automatically saves a bookmark for albums of a genre. So, set MP3's genre to Audiobooks, configure plugin to bookmark for 'Audiobooks', play MP3, stop playback, navigate Apps->Bookmarks, book should be listed and clicking will resume where left off. Seems simple enough to me.
    Me too. But try it with hydrocephalitis and peripheral neuropathy and it gets messy. Believe me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Me too. But try it with hydrocephalitis and peripheral neuropathy and it gets messy. Believe me.
    But the bookmarking is automatic. Even starting from a bookmark is My Apps -> Bookmarks -> Select book. Not sure how it could get easier? You originally mentioned that there was no 'add bookmark' button in material, but with this plugin its not required. Automatic bookmarking would seem easier, and more logical, than an add bookmark button anyway. And even if a button was added, you'd still need a way to start from the bookmark - which this plugin also makes easy.

    So, I'm not sure what else you are expecting? Unless you are stating that using LMS is hard because of these conditions - of which I have no experience, so I do not mean to belittle in anyway.
    Material debug: 1. Launch via http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json (Use http: //SERVER:9000/material/?debug=json,cometd to also see update messages, e.g. play queue) 2. Open browser's developer tools 3. Open console tab in developer tools 4. REQ/RESP messages sent to/from LMS will be logged here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    But the bookmarking is automatic. Even starting from a bookmark is My Apps -> Bookmarks -> Select book. Not sure how it could get easier? You originally mentioned that there was no 'add bookmark' button in material, but with this plugin its not required. Automatic bookmarking would seem easier, and more logical, than an add bookmark button anyway. And even if a button was added, you'd still need a way to start from the bookmark - which this plugin also makes easy.

    So, I'm not sure what else you are expecting? Unless you are stating that using LMS is hard because of these conditions - of which I have no experience, so I do not mean to belittle in anyway.
    I need to revisit the plugin and figure out what's happening.

    As ever, thanks to all for suggestions.
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