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[emms-help] Re: Emms and mpd

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: [emms-help] Re: Emms and mpd
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:59:03 +0100
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David Engster <address@hidden> writes:

> David Engster <address@hidden> writes:
>> AvataR <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I just get latest emms update
>>> (903e2484fa658eef9b4dc8bbd0bf4958f7233242), and mixing files for several
>>> players now complitely broken, if basic player is mpd.
>>> I.e. i have players mpd and mplayer. I add to playlist mp3 files. All
>>> ok. Then I add video to playlist. Now emms broken - I couldn't play mp3,
>>> and couldn't play video. 
>> I made several changes to emms-player-mpd.el, which should now hopefully
>> correctly deal with tracks in the playlist not handled by mpd.
> Thanks to the testing by the original poster (discussed off-list), I
> think the code is now sufficiently stable. I used it now for some time
> and didn't notice any serious issues. It's not yet perfect, but I think
> it'd be good if the changes so far could be reviewed, before the
> branches differ too much.
> My changes are at git://randomsample.de/emms.git for review.  In
> summary, they deal with the following issues:
> * Exclude videos from being handled by mpd (configurable via
>   `emms-player-mpd-ignored-extensions').  While mpd can handle those
>   when compiled with ffmpeg support, it can only play sound, so they
>   should be handled by other players.
> * When calculating song numbers, deal with tracks in a playlist which
>   are not handled by mpd but by other players.
> * New feature to display playing-time, bitrate, song number and other
>   data from a 'status' query.
I use always emms with mpd and it is working fine here, though my use of
mpd is very simple: streams and play directories, started from anything.

Thanks for all your work on emms/mpd.

Thierry Volpiatto
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