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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Announce: Smart Mix plugin

    > I've just tried to install the Herger plugins, but it appears Smart mix
    > is missing from the repo xml file:


    SmartMix is dead because Spotify has pulled the plug on
    the.echonest.com. You can find more details in this thread. Just jump
    back a page or two (or three, don't know).

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    Michael

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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Ok, I'll repeat the story once again, then I'll close this thread:

    SmartMix was based on a web service called the.echonest.com (TEN). This web service provided all the smarts behind SmartMix: it created the mixes based on your library, or some given parameters etc. They did a great job.

    Then Spotify bought the.echonest.com a year or two ago. Some of the features of TEN got implemented in the Spotify API. But many of the more advanced features didn't make it. No mixing of your local music. No providing of track IDs for the various music services (besides Spotify, of course). No advanced mixing parameters.

    Therefore this is the end of SmartMix. It's been an excellent ride, and I've been amazed by TEN's offerings. I'll re-open a new thread as soon as I've found alternatives and the time to implement them.
    Michael

    http://www.herger.net/slim-plugins - Spotty, MusicArtistInfo

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