Issue with playing songs out of media library

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Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by FloppySpatula » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:52 pm

Hi. I've had MediaMonkey for a while now (v. 3.0) and enjoy it thoroughly.

I have had a couple of unusual problems with it, however. The one I shall address here has to do with the disorder in the 'Now Playing' playlist. What happens is if I try to play a song from a folder (eg selecting a group of songs in a folder, right clicking and selecting play in MM) the songs always appear to be shuffled before appearing on my playlist. That is, track 4 is queued up before track 2, 7 in front of 3, so on. The order changes each time I select the same group of songs. I have made sure I have shuffle off, and I should since everything works fine if I play songs right from the media library.

Is there something I can do so that if I select say 4 songs to play anywhere on my computer that they'll play in the right order? It's kind of hassle to have to manually reorder them all the time or to have to add them to my library to play them.

I run Windows Vista Home Premium if it matters. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by Lowlander » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:54 pm

Windows Explorer normally adds tracks starting with the last highlighted (or the one you right click on) track of the selected tracks.
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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by rovingcowboy » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:31 pm

add songs to mediamonkey database and make playlists.
set the playorder in the list.
turn off the shuffle on player.
play the list.

songs in order you want to hear them in that way.
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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by FloppySpatula » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:34 pm

Lowlander wrote:Windows Explorer normally adds tracks starting with the last highlighted (or the one you right click on) track of the selected tracks.
I understand that, but that's actually not my problem.

What happens is, say I select 8 tracks and always right click the first one to play in that order. For whatever reason the songs most likely wont load up in the right order (sometimes they do, out of luck). An example is, I'll select the 8 tracks, ordered correctly, but when I select them to play in MM they'll be in the order 1,3,2,7,6,5,4,8, instead of sequentially.

Is this just something buggy in the program that I just have to live with (not a biggie), or has someone encountered this and knows how to fix it?

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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by Guest » Thu May 21, 2009 7:13 am

I have this problem to, quite an annoying one. If i highlight an album in explorer the files don't get added to the now playing list in the correct order? this only hapens in MM, always worked fine with windows player.

Does anybody know afix for this?

i am running win xp.

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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 21, 2009 12:45 pm

Did you follow the instructions above?
Lowlander wrote:Windows Explorer normally adds tracks starting with the last highlighted (or the one you right click on) track of the selected tracks.
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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by Guest » Fri May 22, 2009 2:46 am

Thanks for your help Lowlander, I understood this time :roll:

It is working as expected now as long as i click the first track at the top of the list.

Not sure why i didn't get it the first time, was having a blonde moment :D

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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by Lowlander » Fri May 22, 2009 1:46 pm

This is btw due to Windows Explorer, as it works the same in other programs.
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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by steviegt » Wed May 27, 2009 6:34 am

I see how the songs are highlighted in the explorer window. Why doesn't explorer (in the details/album artist view) scroll to the song playing when it starts to play? Is this by design or is there something I need to activate/deactivate? If not, is there a script that will do this?
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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by Lowlander » Wed May 27, 2009 10:16 am

MediaMonkey only scrolls to the currently playing song in the Now Playing window or Now Playing node. There will be a hotkey in MediaMonkey 3.1 to auto-scroll to the currently playing song.
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Re: Issue with playing songs out of media library

Post by steviegt » Wed May 27, 2009 12:13 pm

Thank you
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