[SOLVED] Playing doesn't Clear Previously Played

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Keith Oliver
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[SOLVED] Playing doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by Keith Oliver »

This doesn't seem to happen all the time but sometimes single or multiple entries are left in the "Playing" list depite the following settings:

Default Play Now is set to
Clear list and play selected only
Playing list is set to
Automatically retain 0 previous files in Playing list
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by MiPi »

Check Options - Player - Playback rules, whether you do not have redefined Play now action for some track type you play.
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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Thanks for your suggestion ..... :)

Options - Player - Playback rules

Music - 'Play Now' Action is
Clear list and play selected only
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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Do you still reproduce it sometimes with the last build? What exact steps you use? Which view, play by double-click, etc. I cannot find any way how to achieve it with the same setting.
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by Keith Oliver »

Thanks for your reply

I will monitor playing, and log details of an event

As far as I know, the version of MMW5 that I have, MediaMonkey_5.0.0.2338, installed on 23/04/2021, is the only version of V5 that I have ever installed.

Previously versions of MM that I used never displayed this behaviour
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by Ludek »

I think MiPi thinks the latest 5.0.1 build, i.e. 5.0.1.2418 RC-3 : https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 10#p483110
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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Many thanks - I have updated to latest
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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I still haven't managed to grab a shot of exactly what I mean but here's a shot of an anomaly - the playing bar does not reflect what's in the playing queue:

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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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This happens, when you play some file and then clear Playing list and add other track to Playing. We should probably change it, tracked as: https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=18078

Or do you reproduce it with some other steps?
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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Can you confirm if the file in the Filelisting is bolded and playing in your screenshot? The Player shows it's in playing state.
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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MiPi wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:52 am This happens, when you play some file and then clear Playing list and add other track to Playing. We should probably change it, tracked as: https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=18078

Or do you reproduce it with some other steps?
I had set up a playing list and started playing but nothing else. I left MM playing and then, when I returned, I noticed the discrepancy.
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

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Lowlander wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:13 am Can you confirm if the file in the Filelisting is bolded and playing in your screenshot? The Player shows it's in playing state.
"Branigan" is playing, "Pitney" isn't.

I think the "greyed" filelisting was a result of me placing the cursor over it.
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by Lowlander »

As you can remove the file that is playing from the Playing this is not unexpected. This allows users to work on the Playing while not interrupting playback.
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Re: Now Playing - Doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by Keith Oliver »

Lowlander wrote: Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:12 am As you can remove the file that is playing from the Playing this is not unexpected. This allows users to work on the Playing while not interrupting playback.
Many Thanks for your help

Since I have been unable to replicate/capture my original experience, I suggest that this query be "rested" and I will "awaken" it only when I have corroborative evidence.
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Re: Playing doesn't Clear Previously Played

Post by Keith Oliver »

Hi

I've encountered the event again and manged to get screencaps to illustrate it.

I'd left MM5 playing while I had a shower.

When I returned, the screen was blank (screensaver) and Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights was playing but when I released the screensaver, Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You was heading the "Playing" list in a "stalled" condition.

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I pressed Print Screen then loaded MS Word to paste the result - when I returned to MM5, Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights was playing at the head of the "Playing" list! I pressed Print Screen then loaded MS Word to paste that result, too.

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My current version of MM5 is 5.0.1.2419
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