songs in library that are not being played

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Michel67
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songs in library that are not being played

Post by Michel67 » 18 Aug 2020 21:56

I have a script running here with over 5000 mp's in a library. This has been running for about 5 weeks now. There are a few hundred songs that aren't being played that I don't know the reason for. As an example song by 4 non blondes where only 1 song by this artist is present in the library, never played while others are already played at least 5 times. I assume that I have to look in the history settings but everything seems ok?
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Re: songs in library that are not being played

Post by radio42 » 18 Aug 2020 22:47

It more depends on your script and what script line mode you are using?!
Eg. Random means really random, ie. It might take time until each track is picked.
Or are you using one of the Last...Played script line modes?

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Re: songs in library that are not being played

Post by Michel67 » 19 Aug 2020 06:46

exec. mode: sequential
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Re: songs in library that are not being played

Post by radio42 » 19 Aug 2020 08:25

If they are sequentially played, it might be, that certain tracks fail your history check!
Thus they are skipped and in the end never be played.
Example: you have a history setting to not repeat the same Artist within 10 tracks. But in your lib there is actually a track with the same Artist for example 7 tracks before. Thus this track could never be played.
There are other examples...

So if you really exactly need the sequential order I would suggest to set the SuppressHistoryCheck script-line option.

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Re: songs in library that are not being played

Post by Michel67 » 19 Aug 2020 21:03

sequential order is not necessary and therefore I had set random and that actually worked well. Only a number of songs are never played, even though a number of artists are only in the library once.

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Re: songs in library that are not being played

Post by radio42 » 19 Aug 2020 21:20

I would even suggest the LeastRecentlyPlayed mode.

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Re: songs in library that are not being played

Post by Michel67 » 19 Aug 2020 23:42

we will try that, thanks

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