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Re: [emms-help] emms-stream-info-bookmark doesn't get any results

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [emms-help] emms-stream-info-bookmark doesn't get any results
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:30:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Alex Kost <address@hidden> writes:

> Yoni Rabkin (2016-10-13 10:35 -0400) wrote:
>> Julien Cubizolles <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Yoni Rabkin <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> querying stream...done
>>>>> now playing: N/A on N/A, genre: N/A, bitrate: N/A
>>>> I just tried it and got:
>>>> querying stream...done
>>>> now playing: Indie LoFi College on SomaFM presents: Indie Pop Rocks!
>>>> [SomaFM], genre: Indie LoFi College, bitrate: Indie LoFi College
>>>>> I'm running emms-20160801.1349 from melpa.
>>>> I'm not involved with melpa. I tried it with the latest Savannah git.
>>> I tried emms from Savannah git and still got the N/A results. Maybe I'm
>>> not using the right function in emms-info-functions:
>>>> emms-info functions: (emms-info-mpd emms-info-libtag).
>>> Which one do you haveĀ ?
>> Getting info from a stream is a different thing than getting it from a
>> file, so the info functions don't apply. The streaming info backend is
>> determined by the variable `*emms-stream-info-backend*', which is set to
>> mplayer in my case.
>> I also note that while setting `*emms-stream-info-backend*' is mentioned
>> in emms-stream-info.el, it isn't mentioned in the manual. I'll add it to
>> the manual so people can do that in future.
> Could you please remove '*' from this variable name?  Using * for global
> variables is not an emacs convention.  Besides it's the only emms
> variable that does it, I think it would be better to name it just
> 'emms-stream-info-backend' for consistency.

Those are all good ideas. I'll include these in the upcoming release.

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