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Re: Making Emms better out of the box

From: Fran Burstall (Gmail)
Subject: Re: Making Emms better out of the box
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:25:35 +0100

One issue around getting started is that there are really two ways to interact with emms.

1. Behave like most other music-players (rhythmbox, clementine, banshee...): start with a lengthy scan of a music directory tree to populate a database (rhythmbox and friends) or cache (emms).  Then build and play playlists from the browser.

2. Dive straight in: emms-play-file/directory/playlist etc.  This way, which provides instant gratification, seems under-documented/advertised at least according to this Emacs SX question:


This is utterly a documentation issue but probably the first step is to decide which interaction style is to be preferred, if any!


On Sat, 6 Aug 2022 at 19:51, Yoni Rabkin <yoni@rabkins.net> wrote:

Hello all,

Emms is not easy enough to use out of the box. It isn't terrible either,
but it can be made better.

If anyone has any ideas about how we can improve Emms in this regard,
please don't be a stranger and hop on into this thread.

Once I organize my notes and thoughts on this matter then I'll go ahead
and post them as well.

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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