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  • halabund
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Reply #375
A suggestion:

Add an action to set (actually, disable) Playback -> Stop after current, for additional "safety".  It happened to me several times that I had that option enabled by accident before going to sleep.  Of course this is just a minor thing.

  • 3ddfreak
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Reply #376
The wakeup from standby/hibernate function doesn't work here... I'm sure it worked a few months ago but I haven't been using this plugin for some time...

  • rajyogi
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Reply #377

Thanks for a very nice plugin!

We are looking for the following functionality:

(a) Play a certain number of tracks from a specified playlist, then pause or stop (as specified)

(b) Play a certain number of tracks from one play list, then pause;
    play a certain number of tracks from another playlist;
    then resume with the first playlist

If anyone can give ideas on how to do this with the current system it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

- Raj

  • nevets1219
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Reply #378
Just wanted to report that during Daylight Savings, the scheduler activated an hour earlier than expected. foobar2000 remained open prior to Daylight Savings and stayed open. I restarted it and then the scheduler activated at the correct time.

Thanks for a great component!

  • andrew_smolko
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Reply #379
Just wanted to report that during Daylight Savings, the scheduler activated an hour earlier than expected. foobar2000 remained open prior to Daylight Savings and stayed open. I restarted it and then the scheduler activated at the correct time.
Thanks for a great component!

This is a known issue and I can't change anything, it seems to be a bug inside Windows kernel (or a feature ).

  • Rs7
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Reply #380
The wakeup from standby/hibernate function doesn't work here... I'm sure it worked a few months ago but I haven't been using this plugin for some time...


Go to Control Panel\Power Options\Change Plan Settings\Change Advanced Power Settings\Sleep\Allow Wake Timers,
-> and changing the value to enable 'on battery'/'plugged in' will remediate it.




Thanks andrew_smolko for this component!
  • Last Edit: 14 November, 2010, 03:28:14 AM by Rs7

foo_scheduler
Reply #381

Loving this component so far, but was wondering if there was anyway to add Playback>Next or Playback>Previous to an event, because I don't see anyway at all. What I'm trying to do is set it to play a random track from a given playlist at a certain time. I managed a ghetto way to achieve this by adding an empty 1 second track to the top of the playlist and having playback start from track 1 with playlist order set to random, but the actual next/previous would be nice to have.
  • Last Edit: 19 January, 2011, 05:07:37 AM by eternaldrake

  • andrew_smolko
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Reply #382
Update to 4.06, next/prev actions have been added.
  • Last Edit: 19 January, 2011, 02:40:47 PM by andrew_smolko

  • Robertina
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Reply #383
Hello, Andrew,

would it be perhaps possible to add a new Player event "After next x tracks" or something like that? At the moment I have configured an event "On new track" -> "set volume to x dB" in order to balance automatically different volume levels between different podcasts I am listening to.

But if I want to listen to for example seven BBC podcasts which all have the same volume level and then listen to a series of podcasts from another provider with a significantly lower/higher volume I can't add an event "after seven tracks -> set volume to x dB". Instead I have to add the length of these seven BBC podcasts and then to create something like "Set volume to x dB on 19.01.2011 at 18:35".

This example represents one of my typical usage scenarios, so I would be very thankfully if you could consider this addition.
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  • andrew_smolko
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Reply #384
There are a few difficulties in implementation of such event, but I'll see what can be done.

  • Robertina
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Reply #385
If no other users are interested in this function please don't spend too much time only for me. In the meantime I became aware that this was a very special request.

Thank you for foo_scheduler.

Robertina.
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  • Martin F.
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Reply #386
Robertina, are those files on a local storage device? If so, you could use Replay gain to apply file-specific volume changes.
FLAC.

  • Robertina
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Reply #387
Thank you for your contribution, Martin.

The reason why I hesitated to use ReplayGain is my treatment of Podcast episodes which I want to archive (which are always only a few): I am adding a tag to them with the date and time of their download, which is identical to their last modification date and time (%last_modified%) as long as I don't modify these files. Using ReplayGain however would be such a modification. So how I saw my situation was this: either I am mass-tagging in advance all of my podcasts (which are a lot) with the download date and time and then using ReplayGain or I ask Andrew...

I also considered to use VLevel or the compressor coming with mudlord's foo_dsp_effect, but these effects I don't want to have always beeing applied, for example not for some podcasts from France Musique, so I would have to (de)activate them manually. So again I thought the best would be if I could use Scheduler in order to automate a level adjustment on the next x tracks.

I think I need some time to reconsider my situation.
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  • uzumaki
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Reply #388
Just letting you know this component moved me off of winamp for good. I had been using a really outdated and buggy scheduling type program to hibernate after a song ends. This is great, thanks!

  • andrew_smolko
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Reply #389
Glad to hear that this plugin is a useful one for many people!  Thanks for your replies, guys!

  • carpman
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Reply #390
Hi Andrew,

Would it be possible to add as an action a user definable Keyboard Shortcut.
So for example, the user could create under:
Action List > Add > "Remove Duplicates" [for which I have assigned Ctrl + D]
Then right click > Assign Action > "Keyboard Shortcut ..."
This would lead to a box [as per the Keyboard Shortcuts options in Preferences] where the user could enter the shortcut.

Thus in the example above, I'd be able to create an event for every track change whereby duplicates are removed from the playlist. This would be very handy for me in conjuntion with foo_random_pools, which adds tracks randomly and there's no way to prevent duplicates being added. I'm sure there's plenty of other potential uses of such a function too.

Thanks for a great plugin (which I use almost daily), and for considering the above.

C.
PC = TAK + LossyWAV  ::  Portable = Lame MP3

  • smme
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Reply #391
Thank you for this very useful plugin!

I have a question:
I want foobar playing tracks while foo_scheduler is counting down a delay and then shutting down the machine. So far this works fine. BUT: once the countdown has finished, foobar aborts the current song. How can I manage that the last song does play up to its end before stopping and shutting down?

  • Frouu
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Reply #392
Could you re-add Set Mixer Volume?  I found that enormously useful.  Thanks!


+1
To remove features.. for why??
Staying at v.3

  • Crespire
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Reply #393
Really random ass feature request, though others may find it useful as well.

I would really like an option as an action to switch output devices. I run two sound cards, I have one set up as a speaker system (home theatre), and another set up for just my headphones. I use foo_scheduler as an alarm clock, and sometimes I forget to set the output device back to the speakers before I go to bed.

If I could just make it an action (Set output device), I wouldn't have to worry about this. Like I said, really random request but others may have a use for it. Otherwise, feel free to skip it, I hesitate to say "it'll be easy" but I would appreciate it if this was implemented. Great plugin, thanks to go to you (and foobar ) that I can get up every morning on time haha!
  • Last Edit: 09 February, 2011, 11:48:48 PM by Crespire

foo_scheduler
Reply #394
I have a quick feature request for this plugin.  Can we have a main menu command to stop all currently running tasks?  Thanks.

  • andrew_smolko
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Reply #395
Could you re-add Set Mixer Volume?  I found that enormously useful.  Thanks!

+1
To remove features.. for why??

Does v3 "Set Mixer Volume" work in Windows 7 correctly?

Quote from: Crespire link=msg=0 date=
I would really like an option as an action to switch output devices.

foobar API doesn't allow this.

  • Crespire
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Reply #396
Quote from: Crespire link=msg=0 date=
I would really like an option as an action to switch output devices.

foobar API doesn't allow this.



Aww, they really should consider it!  Cheers.

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Is the decision to not include output device switching due to a technical reason? I can't think of any other reason it wouldn't be in the API, certainly foobar remains stable when I change output devices from the given options menu. I'm just curious, and directing this question at anyone that has an answer (I know andrew may not know/care why this isn't in the foobar API).
  • Last Edit: 12 February, 2011, 01:12:03 AM by Crespire

foo_scheduler
Reply #397
Hello andrew, I have two little requests:

1. Could you add in status window the name of action to the correspondending date/time events. Something like:
At midnight(Once on 01.01.11 at 0:00:00, remove after done): <action name>


2. An suboption for Stop playback action to wait until currently playing track is finished before stopping
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  • Navegador
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Reply #398
Hey! I'd love to see a "Convert" action in your plugin, 'cause there's a radio program in my city broadcasted every monday I'd like to record.

foo_scheduler
Reply #399
hi there, great component so far.

I have an question...

is it possible to create actions on events like "foobar startup" or "closing foobar"

I want to run a vpn connection script on application launch...


Would be fine =)

thanks