#2 reload playlist while playing

Jens Holze

Well, I really like mp3blaster because it resides in a
screen process that is accessible from any of my
machines to remote control my jukebox and it can do
almost anything. But I'm quite sure it cannot do that
one (yet):
I'd like to reload my current playlist with just one
button in case it's contents changed while the program
was running.

The larger explanation for this is:

I've set up a PHP/MySQL-driven Music Database where all
my songs are stored in. To play them with mp3blaster I
simply export them into a playlist file creating a
group of every playlist in my database. (The original
plan was to implement a php player and control it via
the web interface but that seemed unnecessary when I
found mp3blaster so I chose the quick and easy path)
It would also be possible to export a playlist sorted
by artists or albums or both. (the grouping is a great
However, when I change anything in my webui and export
the new playlist file then I have to restart mp3blaster
or at least load the playlist anew to get the latest
changes, right?
Would it be possible to reload it during playback? By
pushing let's say STRG-R or something?

Keep up the good work!


  • Bram Avontuur

    Bram Avontuur - 2006-01-31

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    In the current architecture, this would be too much work to
    implement neatly. Also, it's a bit too specifically geared
    towards one person's problem IMHO.

    A possible solution that approaches this behaviour is to
    have mp3blaster restart with a playlist it was playing last
    time it quit, remembering which songs it had already played.
    Combined with a shell script you could modify this playlist
    with your database changes, and restart mp3blaster with
    that. At least you won't hear the numbers that it has
    already played again.

    The playlist with saved playback information feature will be
    one of the first things I'll implement once I have the new
    architecture for the 'next generation' version ready.

  • Bram Avontuur

    Bram Avontuur - 2006-01-31
    • priority: 5 --> 2
    • status: open --> closed

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