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Better priority logic #594

roizcorp opened this issue Jun 29, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Jun 29, 2019

Feature request

Moving away from gui mpd clients into using mpc, I started to get the potential of the priority feature. normally I would use MPD playing the entire music dir in the queue (randomized), while listening to music I pick up songs along the way to listen later on thus the priority feature :).

Problem is that you need to specify the "degree" of priority for each song you prioritize. In most cases the first song I prioritize - I would like to hear right after the current song, the second song would play after that and so on...but the absolute number I have to provide with each prio command limits me as I need to set the first song with the highest priority number w/o knowing how many I'm going to prioritize.

Currently I made a workaround which I believe, makes better use (and would like to suggest it), currently with every song I want to prioritize i'm doing the following:

  1. list the queue for prioritzed songs, if none then provide prio 1 <song_pos>
  2. in case there is prioritized song, I "push" it forward by increasing the current priority by 1 i.e. prio <old_prio +1> <song_pos>, then provide the new song I want to prioritize with prio 1 (because it is the lowest)
  3. on the n song I would like to add, I will pull the list of prioritized songs mpc -f "[%prio%]_[%position%]" playlist | grep -E '^[1-9]_'
  4. sort the list numerically, reversed
  5. increase all songs' priority by 1, (loop, one song at a time)
  6. finally, provide the n song, priority 1 prio 1 <new_song_pos>

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commented Jul 2, 2019

And what is your feature request?


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commented Jul 4, 2019

To change the logic of priority feature to become a FIFO array basically,

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