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Timed playlist elements

Posted: January 2nd, 2014, 8:51 am
by Macfizz
I'm new on this forum.
I've been using MPD for a couple of month now on a raspberry pi.
I'm trying to think of a way to play web radio for a given time, than change to a playlist using mp3 from my collection and then back to another stream.
So far I've used cron jobs and shell scripts and it kind of work OK but it made me wonder if it wouldn't possible to built that kind of functionnality into MPD.
This would mean extending playlists functionnality and clients but I think beeing able to setup each elements in a playlist to play for a given amount of time (default is the duration of the song, but more interesting on streamed music) and also to be able to set it up to play at a given time (2 different functionnalities).

What do you think ?
Bad or useless idea ?