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Old 12-12-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Audio Player that can "cue" tracks


Howdy All,

I work for a small theatre company and my boss would like to move away from using CDs to play our audio from and move to a computer/MP3 player. I suggested my netbook

What I am looking for is an audio play that has a feature to "cue up" (get it ready to play but have it paused) the following track when the previous on ends (instead of playing straight through like they all do by default).

I was poking around the settings in Rhythmbox but did not see a setting like this - anyone have any ideas if it has it or maybe another audio player that has this feature?

Thanks,
~Jeff
 
Old 12-12-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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If you know that you want to pause for an exact amount of time, then you can make an empty mp3 file and place it after the track that you want to "pause" at.

As a feature, you can request it for the application. Most people manually press the "pause" button. You want it to automatically pause after each track is over? Then to continue when play is pressed again?

How did it automatically pause with the CD?
 
Old 12-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #3
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Amarok have that feature
 
Old 12-13-2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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As a feature, you can request it for the application. Most people manually press the "pause" button. You want it to automatically pause after each track is over? Then to continue when play is pressed again?
Thats exactly what I am looking for. The CD player I have at work is designed for just such a task and has a "cue" mode that does exactly what I describe above. However it is old and I'm betting its going to die on me at some point on me in the near future so I'm looking for a solution sooner rather than later.

The issue with adding blank space in-between and having to manually pause the track(s) is that if I am busy managing microphones having to take the extra step can be time I don't always have :-/

And no Amarok does not have this feature - it is a "queue" option, which simply allows you to select the play order for your tracks, it does not auto pause at the end of each and cue up the following one like I need.

Its a shame I haven't found anything that has this feature yet (and I've been looking xD) its such a simple thing to implement...

Regards,
~Jeff
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Apparently this can be achieved with mpd, using mpc, with This Hack

cheers,
 
Old 12-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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this can be achieved with mpd, using mpc, with This Hack
What is mpd/mpc and how do I use them/apply the above listed hack?

~Jeff
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #7
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audacity is basically an audio editor rather than a "music collection player", but it has many features I think you'd like.

Load track(s), "cue up" selections, play /pause, split, join etc.

Take a look at it. It is in the repositories. Play with it, maybe it'll do what you need (and a whole lot more).
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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Audacious has options for "don't advance in the playlist" (stops at the end of each track) and "pause between tracks" (waits for a set period of time before resuming).
 
Old 12-13-2009, 03:32 PM   #9
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What is mpd/mpc and how do I use them/apply the above listed hack?

~Jeff
MPD is the Music player daemon, a server side service streaming audio to various frontend. Its a little complicated for your needs.
 
  


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