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Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:04 pm
by spiredem
Hrm. I was hoping to use this in commercial settings. Currently I use an applescript scheduler for iTunes. These are installed in hotel lobbies as 24/7 background music so turning off the computer or defragging is not an option (and with the macs I currently use, not required)

Did you mean that the currently playing song will automatically crossfade out and into the first song of the next scheduled task/playlist when the next task starts? The script I use now slides the volume down to end the task because one task is not aware of the next so crossfade isn't possible.

Lastly, would Elance be the right place to contract someone to help with this or could I find someone here?

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:07 am
by rovingcowboy
Mm only runs on mac by use of the wine emulator as far as I know. But if you have an off line stand alone computer with multiple cpu cores such as 2 or 4 cores you can get away with doing defragmentation on it by using it on the cores you dont run mm on. And doing it in volume shadow copy. The auto clean up can be done on different cores. But running maintenance on the core you run mm on can mess up the sound and or the song file.

no crossfade doesn't go over playlists. That is why i said to use silent files or for commercial use just record a lot of 15 to 30 second commercials or jingles make them a playlist and play it at every playlist change if they get messed up its no big deal just record another one.

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:31 pm
by spiredem
I got this working with an app called Power Mixer which fades the volume up or down on a schedule, which allowed me to fade when one playlist is starting while another is playing, so that there's not an abrupt change.

New Issue is that having MMWI (Media Monkey Web Interface) open prevents the Windows Tasks from launching. I can see that they try at the scheduled time, but if MMWI is open, this doesn't work. Any idea why that would be?

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:09 pm
by rovingcowboy
I'm still having to start mm gui before I start any Playlist. Maybe that can get you started to figure out what your issue is caused by. Congrats on the use of another app to adjust the volume as you know I just opted for the blank sound files. Maybe that other app is causing the problem? If it's easy to setup and remove then try taking it out of the loop and see if it was the cause. You should send a pm to peke and see if he knows.
It might be the windows task scheduler it's self. As per several other members instructions I've switched to using a 3rd party scheduler called system scheduler it's free and isn't part of the system like other 3rd party ones are. And that means zero issues with the system. 8)

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:48 am
by ProfileX
Here's a script similar to the originals:

http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/brows ... ck-script/

This VBScript is designed to run from a Scheduled Task and launch MediaMonkey to play music as an alarm clock.

Playlist names can be passed on the command line or configured in the script. If multiple playlists are specified, one will be selected at random and played when MediaMoneky launches.

The MediaMonkey volume can be set, and if the freeware tool NirCmd.exe is present the Windows system volume can be set:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:30 pm
by Peke
As said in email I liked it a lot, new fresh approach.

You should also consider making it available for MM5? http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=30

EDIT: I would also suggest that you open new forum Topic and get user feedback.

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:49 pm
by soulpatchguy
Both of these work in the Command Prompt with Media Monkey open however they don't work for me as Scheduled Tasks in Windows 10 even with Media Monkey running:

CScript.exe "K:\Playlists\Play Playlists From Start.vbs" "Wake Up"
CScript.exe "K:\Playlists\mediamonkeyplayrandomized.vbs" "Wake Up"

Please see attached:

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Thanks!

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:22 pm
by rovingcowboy
soulpatchguy wrote:Both of these work in the Command Prompt with Media Monkey open however they don't work for me as Scheduled Tasks in Windows 10 even with Media Monkey running:

CScript.exe "K:\Playlists\Play Playlists From Start.vbs" "Wake Up"
CScript.exe "K:\Playlists\mediamonkeyplayrandomized.vbs" "Wake Up"

Please see attached:

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Thanks!
Use a third party system scheduler the windows task scheduler isn't any good anymore, I use ( system scheduler) if it works on your version of Windows I do not know, find one that does for free. When you get one use it instead of task scheduler.
Set up the timer scripts the same way and start media monkey first, then the scripts, all should be normal then.

Re: How to use Windows Scheduler and MM Playlists

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:45 am
by soulpatchguy
I tried a third party system scheduler but it won't start when Windows is in sleep mode. Why does the VBScript work while I'm logged on but not when my computer is in sleep mode? I will try this: https://superuser.com/questions/479422/ ... -player-11