Purpose of Google Play Music in MM5?

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Chondog
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Purpose of Google Play Music in MM5?

Post by Chondog » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:01 am

I know this was sort of asked within another thread, but deserves its own I think....

What is the purpose for including integration with Google Play Music in MM5? I have all of my music in local drives, as well as GPM, but since I haven't used GPM much, the tagging doesn't match up with my MM.db. So...is GPM in MM5 merely to be able to play your music or is there some other grand plan within MM5?

Ludek
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Re: Purpose of Google Play Music in MM5?

Post by Ludek » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:37 am

You can sync/copy your MM5 music and playlists into GPM. That way your music (and playilsts) are always accessible for you by another MM5 instance or any GPM client (even if you are not at home or your home server is down). Are there any specific wishes that you are missing about GPM integration in MM5? We are hearing ;-)

Thanks!

Chondog
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Re: Purpose of Google Play Music in MM5?

Post by Chondog » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:06 am

Like most people who dabbled in the waters of cloud music services, my MM library already mirrors my GPM library. However, over time, the tags between the two differ greatly. Will there be a way to possibly adjust tags so that they more closely match. I really like the fact that GPM access via MM shows the star ratings, as opposed to the idiotic "thumbs up", "thumbs down" rating.

Similarly, would there be a way (in future updates) to merge the two libraries and then run a script that would get rid of duplicates? Maybe it would be handled with one of the other existing scripts that do this. I just wasn't sure if something "special" would need to be done since it involves Google.

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Re: Purpose of Google Play Music in MM5?

Post by Ludek » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:58 pm

Chondog wrote: Similarly, would there be a way (in future updates) to merge the two libraries and then run a script that would get rid of duplicates? Maybe it would be handled with one of the other existing scripts that do this. I just wasn't sure if something "special" would need to be done since it involves Google.
Yes, the merging is possible by scanning GPM into library.
Go to menu Files > Add/Rescan > Add Location... > Cloud Storage > GPM
It will scan your GPM tracks into local library, but avoids duplicates, it just links the local tracks with the same metadata.

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