New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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Bex wrote:I'm not sure but I don't think the dev's will let scripters access the Auto-Playlist code since it's a Gold feature.
Oops, no wonder it's cloaked in magic :P

Sure, take Bex's advice and ignore mine :P
MoDementia wrote:Many of the fields in search/autoplaylists need tweaking as you highligt in your examples; This is a wishlist request for the developers.
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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MoDementia wrote:
Sure, take Bex's advice and ignore mine :P
MoDementia wrote:Many of the fields in search/autoplaylists need tweaking as you highligt in your examples; This is a wishlist request for the developers.
Now, now... :wink: I do not ignore anyone's suggestions but I was saving the wishlist as a last resort. Besides if two scripters say it's not possible, I have to believe them. :( And who knows how long it will be if my request is granted, so I have to keep trying.

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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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[The 80's]
Is possible with an auto playlist
Date has the requested between etc criteria

[Most Played Artists (10)]
[Track Counts/Minutes by Top Artists]
[Weekly Top Artists]

These all require a nested style playlist which isn't available in any playlist criteria currently
So there is no conversion criteria to compare to.

The only way to achieve it is to have a script maintain the play/track counts/track length in custom field(s) per Album Artist
i.e. There is no Group By or Sum equivelent in the current autoplaylists (I've added them to your wishlist post) so these need to be calculated and saved to a field that is available from the autoplaylist fields.

So the scirpt request now becomes:

I need:
The total played per album artist stored in .... field for use with autoplaylists
The maximum played per album artist stored in ... field for use with autoplaylists
etc
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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You never answered my question from the other day, can we take a diffent route to the same solution?
nynaevelan wrote:Question, instead of having to convert the sql statements of the nodes, is it possible to be able to create autoplaylists based on the nodes themselves? In other words, the criteria would be node = X? That way there would be no need for conversion, but it would need to be able to select both native MM nodes and/or script created nodes. Is this possible, easier?
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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No, the nodes you have supplied are impossible to convert as autoplaylists have no ability to Group By and or Sum

Others like the 80's node can be but it's just as easy to create them manually

There may be some others that don't use group by/sum that might be able to convert too but until I see examples I can't say for sure
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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No, what I mean is, not to try to convert the nodes themselves but somehow use the name of the nodes as the criteria for the autoplaylist. So the autoplaylist will be selecting all the tracks which are in the nodes. Does that make sense?

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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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Hold the fort, I just saw something interesting :P

Will take a little while to test my theory out :wink:
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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Yes it does, but the language for autoplaylists is very structered, it needs actual fields

The same would apply to the script request examples,

I need:
The node names stored in .... field for use with autoplaylists
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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Ok, I am starting to believe this is a dead issue. I don't think it is going to be possible. Thanks for trying though.

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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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MoDementia wrote:Hold the fort, I just saw something interesting :P

Will take a little while to test my theory out :wink:
Not yet it isn't :P
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Re: New Search/Autoplaylist Selection Script

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Bugger, all of the fields and tables are hard coded so its back to the original script suggestion

So the scirpt request now becomes:

I need:
The total played per album artist stored in .... field for use with autoplaylists
The maximum played per album artist stored in ... field for use with autoplaylists
etc
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