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Re: emms help


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: emms help
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2007 07:56:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Hadron <address@hidden> writes:
>
> Hi Hadron,
>
>> Your translation/dict stuff is still going strong.
>
> Thanks!
>
>> How about a "how to"?
>>
>> Obvious stuff like : Here is my music, how do I get emms to see it and
>> allow me to make a playlist?
>
> Hm, yeah. That's mentioned in Basic Commands, but it probably gets lost
> in the listing of all those function.
>
>> It took me half a day to realise that the reason that it didnt work at
>> all was down to its default player list! Even though I had mplayer, it
>> fell over when the first one in the list wasnt available.
>
> That's a bug or the file you wanted to play was not playable by all
> other players.
>
>> emms-browser : how does one use it? I open it and look at an empty
>> buffer!
>
> ,----[ (info "(emms)The Browser") ]
> |    To be properly useful, you should do M-x `emms-add-directory-tree'
> | to all the files you own at least once so that the cache is fully
> | populated.
> `----
>
> I guess you use emms-2.1, so maybe the docs have improved in the
> meantime. But a quickstart guide really should be included.

Yup. In emacs world, people sometimes forget the little guy and the fact
that not everyone has the time or patience to read a whole lisp manual
to do something as mundane as expect a function called "emms-browser" to
actually "browse" the top level of a directory tree. Someone recommended
another player (coco?) but the first thing it expected was all my music
files to include artist-album-song information in the file name! Also
words like "should" need to be replaced with "must" :)

Anyway, regards

h.


>
> Bye,
> Tassilo

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