Setting for not repeating an artist within X amount of time.
I know lots of people have issues with artists repeating, and in previous issues i've read its because of the shuffling algorithm. However I was wondering if it's possible to have an option setting which would alter the shuffle algorithm to an artist playing if played within X amount of time.
I'm not sure if the shuffled playlist is pre-determined or if the next song is calculated in "realtime". So not sure if this is possible, but would be something I would love to see.
Totaly agree, we need this feature so much !
I would need this feature, in order to switch to Azuracast, as we need to be DMCA compliant. Thanks
Buster Neece Admin
Several months ago, we implemented "duplicate prevention" in the AzuraCast AutoDJ, which strongly tries to avoid duplicating the same artist/title within an immediate span of time. There are some situations where it isn't possible to avoid a duplicate (i.e. playlists being too small, playlists with all the same artist, etc.) but in a majority of cases it's possible to do so.
We need the ability to control 4 related scenarios: 1) the obvious - don't play the same track within a certain period of time. 2) Almost as obvious - don't play the same artist. 3) Less obvious - don't play the same title, even if it is by a different artist. 4) also less obvious - don't play the same album, even if the artist and title are different (various artist albums). Ideally, each of the 4 intervals should be configurable, preferably by folder or playlist.
The site won't let me edit my post, but I would remove the last five words if I could. Matching tracks, artists, titles, or albums should have sufficient time between them regardless of what folder or playlist they come from. And that probably makes it easier to implement anyway.
If anyone needs convincing about this need, imagine trying to automate a week of Christmas music. It's easy to build a huge library to draw from, but how many versions of "White Christmas" do you want in a single afternoon, or single hour? Or consider this: Did you know that there are more than 300 recorded versions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"?
I think we need to bone up this feature - Many here will recognize the image;
But this is exactly the sort of thing that is needed here...
I still have problems with the fact that artists and, or titles are played within (sometimes) 10 min!
5 playlists with each approx. 1200 titles.
What is going wrong here?
Some titles played 8 times a week others never....
Reshuffle sometimes helpes, but not always.. Strange...