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Do you use firefly with a SoundBridge

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  • #2234
    gurgel2
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    Would like to know how many of you use firefly with a soundbridge.

    #16386
    gurgel2
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    Would be intressting to hear your 5 cents how you initiate your playing. Im sortoff given up on using the browse functions the SB supplies. Ive tried a number of freeware programs for controlling the SB, but they didnt really do it for me. The firefly, SB combination really lacks in this sense.

    #16387
    fizze
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    I’ve specifically been buying the SoundBridge because i found the active community and support of firefly. And I think its great.

    As for the browsing, I have two suggestions:
    -) Properly tag your music
    -) Smart playlists

    If you have many albums of the same artist be sure that the artist is labeled exactly the same. No difference in case, or blanks or hyphens etc. The same goes for the album names. I’ve found mp3tag to be a nice program to manage tags. At least on windows.

    Secondy, be sure to use ratings on your music. It sure is a cumbersome task to apply initial ratings to a huge database, but it defintely is worth it.

    If you’ve done all above you can truly enjoy smart playlists. For instance all songs with a good rating from the 60ies and 70ies. Or your favorite Jazz. Or christian christmas rap, for that matter 😀

    #16388
    stretch
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    i have to agree with fizze, smart playlists & playlists in general make life easy.

    i often use the browse function for building ad-hoc playlists and haven’t had any problems with it. You have to remember that right / left jumps to the next / previous letter in the alphabet instead of next / previous list item.

    If you’re after something specific then there’s also the search function on the SB

    #16389
    gurgel2
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    I agree with tagging! Smart playlists work now and then… but often I wanna play 2-3 albums + some single songs. Something in the flavour of my current mood. I dont wanna spend 60 button presses on a remote to do that. I should be easy and enjoyable and done in max 20 sec.

    Maybe if my motivation could lead me I will hammer such an app.

    #16390
    fizze
    Participant

    Well, if you got the tags it can be as easy as “genre = rock and rating > 70”.

    What I’m really looking forward to is a feature that allows me to exclude songs that are part of a certain (smart) playlist in another smart playlist.

    That way I could set up a playlist with all super-duper-hatred songs and never worry to get them in my easy-listening-rock smart playlist. 😉

    #16391
    mas
    Participant

    What I’m really looking forward to is a feature that allows me to exclude songs that are part of a certain (smart) playlist in another smart playlist.

    Can that not be done by a
    “AND NOT (-all_conditions_of_other_playlist)”

    ?

    #16392
    cromei
    Participant

    Try using soundbridge commander for your 2+3 album need, it might be what you are looking for. [/quote]

    #16393
    fizze
    Participant

    @mas wrote:

    What I’m really looking forward to is a feature that allows me to exclude songs that are part of a certain (smart) playlist in another smart playlist.

    Can that not be done by a
    “AND NOT (-all_conditions_of_other_playlist)”

    ?

    If its a SMART playist, yes. But then there is a limit to the queries in a smart playlist. And the performance isnt quite staggering 😉

    I’d love to be able to edit the raw SQL of smart playlists anyway, then such joins would be a piece of cake. 8)

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