Console based MPD client
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Sun Jul 23 13:03:01 UTC 2017
Yes, thank you.
On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 07:59:21AM -0500, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Tim replying. To add an album, search for the tracks by album-name
> $ mpc search album "crystal planet"
> and pipe that list of files to "mpc add" to add them to the playlist:
> $ mpc search album "crystal planet" | mpc add
> Hope this helps,
> On July 22, 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Lars here.
> > On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 01:24:03PM -0500, Linux for blind general
> > discussion wrote:
> > > Tim here.
> > >
> > > > In ncmpc I can choose one artist, and brows through all the
> > > > albums. Is there an equivalent command in mpc to list only the
> > > > albums from one artist?
> > >
> > > Sure. The "mpc search" command spits out the filename, but you
> > > can use the "--format"/"-f" parameter to specify the field/format
> > > you want, so you can specify that you just want the album from
> > > each one. It will print one for each matching MP3 file, but that
> > > output can be sent to the "sort" command and made unique:
> > >
> > > mpc -f '%album%' search artist satriani | sort -u
> > >
> > > gives me just the album-names for all my Joe Satriani music, each
> > > only appearing once.
> > >
> > > For better or worse, it finds the artist in the ID3 data "artist"
> > > information, so I happen to have one track that's on a Stu Hamm
> > > album where Joe Satriani was playing and ended up in the ID3
> > > data, so it does return that bootleg recording in addition to the
> > > normal studio albums by Satriani. But I kinda prefer it that
> > > way.
> > Thanks a lot. And if I want to add the whole album to the current
> > playlist, what do I do then?
> > Lars
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