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Topics - publicradio

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Suggestions / Suspend play count, last played
July 18, 2021, 15:39:09
I don't know if this would be useful to anyone else, but sometimes I like to just leave my player running, for a couple reasons: Sometimes it helps me sleep to have certain music playing; sometimes I like to leave it going when I leave the house, to make it seem like someone's home; and sometimes I like to have it going in a room that I'm only in part of the time.

For these reasons, I'd like to temporarily suspend 'last played' and play count. Maybe there's already a way to do it with a hotkey and perl command, I don't know. But when I use weighted random, it usually pushes recently and often played songs to the bottom, including songs that played when I wasn't around.
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I am working on a theme for GMB to work on PinePhone Mobian. So far it's working pretty well, but double-clicking doesn't work well on a touchscreen device. Mobian will probably create a universal fix, at some point, but for now, is there a way to set it so the track activates on single-click, not double?
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Questions / How to fudge the date added
March 06, 2021, 00:49:45
I migrated to gmusicbrowser in 2017. Before that, I used Songbird, since about 2013. From 2013 to 2017, I have playlists indicating what month a song was added. However, gmusicbrowser shows them all as being added in January 2017.

My question is whether I can trick gmusicbrowser into thinking these songs were added before they actually were. This would make it easier for me to use smart playlists and weighted random.
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Questions / System and shell commands
November 11, 2020, 20:16:18
In the settings, you can set a keyboard shortcut to run a shell or system command. There are also separate options to run shell or system commands on selected songs. I have never seen any documentation that explains how to use this.

First, I don't understand the difference between a system command and a shell command. Second, let's say I want to run a shell command, cp * ~/Temp where * are my selected songs. What would be the syntax in the arguments?
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I'm interested in using this feature, but I'm curious to see some examples of this in action. How do you bind keys to system, shell and perl commands?
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Hi there,

I'm trying to stream songs with icecast. On a remote machine, I'll open a network stream like this:

mplayer http://192.168.1.127:8000

vlc http://192.168.1.127:8000

In either case, the stream works when the song's playing, and it stays open when I'm seeking, or pause/playing. But when a song ends and goes to a new song, the stream also ends.

VLC has some pretty complicated commandscommands to keep the stream open, but none of them work for me.

MPV supposedly has a way to keep a stream open, even if it pauses on the server:

mpv http://192.168.1.127:8000 --keep-open=always --keep-open-pause=no

But this doesn't work for me, either. Basically, no matter what I use to receive gmusicbrowser's stream, it closes as soon as a song ends.

I see on this forum that people have sucessfully used the icecast feature, so how do I make it work for me?
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Suggestions / Shuffle: distributed random
May 08, 2017, 14:28:53
Would it be possible to shuffle a playlist in a distributed way? Meaning, it would try to play every artist once before it played any artist again. So let's say you had a bunch of artists with one song each, and one artist with 8 songs. The playlist would try to play 8 different artists before it played the one with 8 songs, so the recurrence would be distributed across the playlist.

The idea is that you're always getting variety, like on the radio where they (hopefully) wouldn't play the same artist twice in a row, or twice within a 20 minute period, et cetera.
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Before using gmusicbrowser, I was using Clementine, which uses SQLite. I wrote a few queries that would help me create playlists based on length and number of tracks. So I can have a playlist of all albums with 10 or more songs on them, 'EPs' (5-7 tracks), 'Singles' (1-2 tracks), and I also have lists of albums that are over an hour, under 45 minutes, et cetera.

When clementine scans your library, it keeps the track lengths in the db. I assume gmusicbrowser does as well, because it can quickly calculate the total runtime. What do you think about adding 'album length' and 'tracks per album' as filter criteria?

I know sometimes the track number field is written as 4/12, where '12' is the total number of tracks. If this were in use, it would be possible to filter complete/incomplete albums.
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Suggestions / Multiple album tags
May 08, 2017, 14:26:32
I see that gmusicbrowser allows multiple genre tags. Is it possible to also have multiple album tags? I have some songs that appear on an LP, and also a soundtrack or compilation. The recording is identical but I want the song to be in multiple albums when appropriate. Is this even feasible?