Skip songs with a rating of zero?

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Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by lordphoenix » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:56 pm

Is there any way to get MM to skip files with a rating of zero? Because that would be awesomesauce :D
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:27 pm

If you are talking about real-time skipping, like loading various rated files into Now Playing and have it skip over 0's as it plays through,
I can't think of one at the moment. But you can create a collection with something like Property = rating, Condition = >=, Value = .5 star symbol.
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by Lowlander » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:40 pm

You can create both Collections or AutoPlaylists with the Criteria Rating. You can either set a Rating of half star and up or not equal to zero. Then select files from either the Collection or AutoPlaylist you created. You can't have the Player auto-skip zero rated stars, it will always play what's loaded in the Now Playing.
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by lordphoenix » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:57 pm

Can I officially make that a feature request, then? Otherwise, what's the point of the zero/bomb rating? (which btw is a pain to set, as you have to right click->my rating->bomb). This would be a really nice feature since who wants to hear a song with a zero rating? :) I've thought about just deleting the tracks I hate, but it would be nice if the player would just automatically skip over them, which would allow me to play them if I really wanted to (by double clicking on them).

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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by MMFrLife » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:06 pm

You can request anything you want within reason in the "wishlist" topic. Simply posting isn't an "official" thing. It can be in official regard if it is reported and then can become an official function if added. If you hate those tracks, the only reason to keep them would be for collector/historical interest purposes or a change in music tastes. If you don't have that invested in them they are extremely easy to batch delete. Yes, they are a pain to set, but paradoxically you still have to make a decision about them/rate them before you could have a feature to auto-skip them based on rating.
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by lordphoenix » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:24 pm

When I said "officially" I was just using a figure of speech :) I'll post it in the wishlist topic though.

I don't really want to delete the tracks because someday I might have a reason to listen to one of them (or maybe my taste in music just might change dramatically!). Skipping tracks with a rating of zero just makes perfect sense to me, and it couldn't be hard to implement (e.g. logic: if (rating == 0.0) nextTrack(); ).

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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by trixmoto » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:51 pm

I've said this a few times already tonight, but this could be done by script. In this case, it would check the rating on play and simply click next for you.
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by Loe » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:27 pm

So I have been using MediaMonkey for a few days now and am using AutoRateAccurate to rate my songs from 1-5 Stars. I rate songs that I simply don't want to listen to anymore to 0.5 Stars manually.
I have done a quick search for a feature quite similar to the one that is requested in the OP. Since noone has provided you with a script, I have tried it myself for the last 30 minutes. The webhelp is good reference for such things.
This script runs a function every time the current song is changed and checks if the rating is between -1 and 16 (you can change the values in the script file, it's not that hard ;)).
Refer to this for the values.
If the rating is in the specified range, the song is skipped.
Simply put the code into a file called SkipBelowRating.vbs and copy it to your Scripts/Auto folder:

Code: Select all

Sub OnStartup
  Script.RegisterEvent SDB, "OnPlay", "SkipBelowRating" 'Register SkipBelowRating on OnPlay event
End sub
 
Sub SkipBelowRating
  Dim min_rating
  min_rating = 16
  If (SDB.Player.CurrentSong.Rating < min_rating) And (SDB.Player.CurrentSong.Rating > -1) Then
	SDB.Player.Next
  End If
End Sub
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by trixmoto » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:52 am

Yep, that should do the trick! :)
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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by lordphoenix » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:07 pm

I realize my reply is a tad late (ok, a LOT late :) ), but THANKS!

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Can MM Set Files To Not Play?

Post by LightFoot » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:04 pm

Greetings ~ Can I set music files to not play automatically in MM? In other words, there are some music files (i.e. holiday music) that I only want to play manually.

Thank you!
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Set Files to Manual Only?

Post by LightFoot » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Does MM have a function to set music files to play manually only? Holiday music, for example, I want to play only at that time of year rather than coming up in automatic shuffle play.

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Re: Set Files to Manual Only?

Post by nohitter151 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:18 pm

LightFoot wrote:Does MM have a function to set music files to play manually only? Holiday music, for example, I want to play only at that time of year rather than coming up in automatic shuffle play.

Thanks!
Yes in MM Gold you would create a custom collection to keep that kind of music separate.
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skip files from playing

Post by peto » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:23 am

Hi,

I believe similar request (s?) have been made before..

but can a new symbol; representative of the following request; be set up say in the rating field to bypass playing a particular track/tracks when playing multiple tracks by album/artist etc. I wish to keep and display the track but not play it but could play the track directly if I wish, for example added bonus alternate tracks that may not be that good. I was hoping to avoid setting up multiple playlists/collections and still see what tracks are on the album or by the particular artist etc.

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Re: Skip songs with a rating of zero?

Post by tangonat » Tue May 08, 2018 7:23 pm

The script below was provided by Loe. It is exactly what I want but when I try to run it in the scripts/Auto folder I get an error on execution. Since I am not a coder, I can't spot the error. Can anyone help? Many thanks.


Sub OnStartup
Script.RegisterEvent SDB, "OnPlay", "SkipBelowRating" 'Register SkipBelowRating on OnPlay event
End sub

Sub SkipBelowRating
Dim min_rating
min_rating = 16
If (SDB.Player.CurrentSong.Rating < min_rating) And (SDB.Player.CurrentSong.Rating > -1) Then
SDB.Player.Next
End If
End Sub

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