Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

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Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by sn0skier » Sun May 26, 2019 1:04 am

So I might be reviving a dead thread here, but I read the whole damn thing and couldn't find anything addressing this...

If the now playing section has been populated with only part of an album using auto-dj/this script and then I start playing a new album from my library (i.e. the now playing section is repopulated with the album I double clicked in my library) once the auto-dj/this script starts adding songs into the now playing list it starts adding from where it left off adding songs to now playing (not where I actually left off playing songs).

So if I double click the last song of an album in the library pane and I have auto-dj set to always maintain 20 songs then it will populate the now playing list with, for instance, all songs from an album that has 12 tracks and then the first 8 tracks from the next album. So far so good. If I only listen to 3 songs, then tracks 9, 10 and 11 will be added to the now playing list. Again, this works as intended. But if I now double click the last song of some other album in the library pane auto-dj/this script will add 20 new tracks to now playing list starting with track 12 of the album that was added previously. I would prefer it to start at track 1 of some other new album since, at least in this scenario, I never made it to even the first track of the album that is now being added to now playing starting on track 12.

Best current workaround I have is to limit the auto-dj function to only add one track at a time, so at least I'm going back to the place I was previously listening to and only skipping one track.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by trixmoto » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:28 pm

Sorry, I've never seen that message before, I've got no idea about that.

This script will use the BPM value that is in the field, but it cannot calculate it.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by rrfpacker » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:22 am

vongola13 wrote:okay, tyvm. Now I have a song and I would like to find other songs that have a similar tempo to it and create a playlist. How can I add songs that have the same tempo as the selected song
You can create an auto playlist to do this, BUT you have to have a value in the BPM field...Edit Properties>Details. I don't think MM does this, as I said, and I've not had much success with third party software. There is also a script called Stay in Same Style that has BPM as a choice. But again, you need a value in the BPM field.
okay so I set it as "auto beats dj" and I get this pop up. What do I do? http://gyazo.com/de97f5828bd40e8b58d6fe2045b3e667
Is "auto beats dj" a collection? If so, then I'm stumped, sorry.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by vongola13 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:13 pm

okay so I set it as "auto beats dj" and I get this pop up. What do I do? http://gyazo.com/de97f5828bd40e8b58d6fe2045b3e667

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by vongola13 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:09 pm

okay, tyvm. Now I have a song and I would like to find other songs that have a similar tempo to it and create a playlist. How can I add songs that have the same tempo as the selected song

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by rrfpacker » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:34 pm

vongola13 wrote:Hey, I was wondering where I would click to find the " sources in the Auto DJ options sheet". And how to calculate the bmps . Ty
Did you go to Tools>Options>Player>Auto DJ?

I don't think anything native to MM calculates BPM, if that is what you meant.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by vongola13 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:18 pm

Hey, I was wondering where I would click to find the " sources in the Auto DJ options sheet". And how to calculate the bmps . Ty

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by nosfera2 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Thanks so much! ----i'll give it a shot

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by Onweerwolf » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:57 pm

Yep, under file -> manage collections. You can create a new collection there.

You can simply make the only criterium for that collection to have it contain the songs from the playlist that you would like to use for this script.

Then under the script config add the newly made collection under library filter and you're set.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by nosfera2 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:47 pm

Thanks for the quick response----is a Collection something I'd need to create as opposed to a playlist or am I somehow reclassifying a playlist as a collection? Sorry but I wasn't familiar with the Collection designation.

Thanks again!

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by Onweerwolf » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:34 pm

You have to use a 'collection' instead of a playlist. But collections work roughly the same.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by nosfera2 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:28 pm

Would I be able to use this function to only play albums from a playlist? (I reviewed this entire thread but didn't see it mentioned)

Thank you!

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by Onweerwolf » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:49 pm

Thank you! :D

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by trixmoto » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:46 pm

Ok, I think I understand. I'll see what I can do in the next version.

Re: Auto Album DJ 3.8 - Updated 08/08/2010

by Onweerwolf » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:11 am

You misunderstand. Those 30 to 40 tracks constitute 4 to 6 whole albums.

My setup is this:

Usually on Sundays I reserve my listening time for recently released albums. I find that this goes well with my weekly housecleaning tasks.

I have a static playlists that contains about 30 albums. New albums get added to that playlist and once I've heard an album enough times I take it off. I call this playlist Heavy Rotation.

I have a collection that has Heavy Rotation as a criteria.

This collection is the basis for AutoAlbumDJ.

So what happens is that AADJ plays albums from Heavy Rotation each Sunday. But it does so with the criteria that songs from the album must not have been played in the past 15 days. Thus if I play an album on a given Sunday it will not be played again on the two Sundays after that and it comes back into rotation on the third Sunday after it was played.

As a result there are usually a few albums that are 'in rotation' on any given Sunday. Which means the script should work as it needs to pick out one of those 4-6 albums that are 'in rotation'.

And it does work, I've been using it for months actually and am very happy with it, but (as described in my earlier post) it sometimes fails to pick a song from an album that is 'in rotation' during one of the 999 attempts. The lesser the number of albums 'in rotation' the more it fails. Therefor I would like to see the number of possible attempts go up. 9999 should be okay I think. Additionally it would be nice if the script remembers what song it picked during a failed attempt so it doesn't pick that one again during the same search for a song that meets the criteria.

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