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Emacs is unresponsive #1

wkmanire opened this Issue Oct 2, 2011 · 5 comments


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wkmanire commented Oct 2, 2011

I installed lagn and gave it a try. I used lagn-add to add all of my music and it lagged out for a while. When it came back I was able to get it to start playing with lagn-play but then emacs becomes completely unresponsive for a long time. It is probably because I have thousands of files in my music library. I would really like to be able to use xmms2 from emacs and I thank you for your efforts. If there is anything I can do to help you debug this problem please let me know.


vanicat commented Oct 3, 2011

The problem is that lagn will display your playlist, and if this playlist is huge, it will be slow. One could try to add song one at a time to let Emacs been responsive while building the list, but it mean a redesign of lagn.

A solution to play your whole collection of song would be to try XmmsWeightedShuffle. It's a non interactive client that will build your playlist as it is played.

By the way did you try GIMME? It's a more actively developed Emacs mode for xmms2.

wkmanire commented Oct 3, 2011

I haven't messed with GIMME. I liked lagn because of its simplicity.

I'm not really that concerned about the playlist feature. Is it possible to disable it or is the rest of the implementation dependent upon the playlist?


vanicat commented Oct 3, 2011

As it is written, the lagn-play/pause don't regenerate the playlist, when the others do regenerate it. But if you comment the

(lagn-call '(lagn-callback-list) "list")

line of the lagn-list command, lagn won't regenrate the list anymore, and things should work.

wkmanire commented Oct 3, 2011

Ok. I'll give that a shot and let you know how it goes. Thank you for the quick reply!

wkmanire commented Oct 3, 2011

"Your soundcard works perfectly", to quote an old favorite game of mine. Thanks for your help vanicat. I'm good to go.

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