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Music/Media player lists m3u playlist files in "All Songs" view

asked 2014-09-30 10:30:20 +0300

mcfrisk gravatar image

updated 2014-10-01 17:38:30 +0300

Update: yes, indeed Media player lists m3u playlist files in "All Songs" view so suffling into one of them feels weird since a full album is played.

I have this a lot since display service and reflash of

sdcard has about 20 gigs of music. I select all songs and give media player a few minutes to 'load' all of them and then I select suffle mode playback.

After a while the suffle mode seems to get stuck on an artist or album or playlist. Just had an hour of Metallica Death Magnetic. I can't believe I was so lucky with randomness.

Pressing pause on music player cover does not help, but pressing next button cures this and real random playback continues.

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Nope, it's just a bug. Maybe playlists have something to do with it, like some of them them being counted into "All songs". That would explain this.

mcfrisk ( 2014-10-01 09:22:42 +0300 )edit

Just confirmed my suspicion: Media player lists also m3u files in "All Songs" view. This feels odd since they are playlist files which should not be there, IMO.

Copied an know m3u file to a funny name on jolla and refreshed All Songs view, and search finds this funny file name there.

So a small but clear bug.

mcfrisk ( 2014-10-01 12:41:05 +0300 )edit

And bug seems to be in tracker instead of jolla-mediaplayer:

$ tracker-sparql -q "SELECT ?mime
?song a nmm:MusicPiece ;
    nie:isStoredAs ?as .
 ?as nie:url ?url ;
 nie:mimeType ?mime .
}"| sort | uniq


This corresponds to the "All songs" list in jolla-mediaplayer, and these mime entries do not belong to there: audio/x-mpegurl, video/x-flv.

I've had a bunch of recorded flv video files on sdcard and sometimes they were played in music player. How weird is that...

mcfrisk ( 2014-10-01 17:04:37 +0300 )edit

@mcfrisk: Please see my answer with *.pls playlist files.

Can you see/find your m3u playlist files also below "Albums" or "Artists"?

You could generalize your title and tags than.

axaq ( 2014-10-04 16:32:35 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-01 17:23:41 +0300

mcfrisk gravatar image

updated 2014-10-01 17:24:28 +0300

A hackish fix for this issue, including the problem where jolla-mediaplayer plays flv videos. The fix uses hints from #tracker irc channel to filter nmm:MusicPiece output with MIME types, though the mime types reported by tracker are weird since ogg Vorbis files could/should also be known with application/ogg and maybe even audio/ogg too. Anyway, this works for me:

--- /usr/lib/qt5/qml/com/jolla/mediaplayer/TrackerHelpers.js-orig   2014-10-01 16:09:34.328148684 +0200
+++ /usr/lib/qt5/qml/com/jolla/mediaplayer/TrackerHelpers.js    2014-10-01 16:18:45.506296032 +0200
@@ -62,7 +62,9 @@ var songsSearchSelect = "" +
 var songsWhere = "" +
     "?song a nmm:MusicPiece " +
         "; nie:isStoredAs ?file " +
-    ". ?file tracker:available ?tr "
+    ". ?file tracker:available ?tr " +
+    "; nie:mimeType ?mime . " +
+    "FILTER (?mime in ('audio/x-vorbis+ogg', 'audio/flac', 'audio/mpeg', 'audio/x-ms-wma', 'audio/x-wav' )) "

 var songsFromArtistFilter = ". FILTER(?performerId = %3) "

Thanks for leaving these things open for hacking. I actually enjoyed it.

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Patch still needed in I can't use the music player without this.

-- /usr/lib/qt5/qml/com/jolla/mediaplayer/TrackerHelpers.js-orig    2014-12-18 16:56:27.587355257 +0100
+++ /usr/lib/qt5/qml/com/jolla/mediaplayer/TrackerHelpers.js    2014-12-18 16:57:42.300715985 +0100
@@ -60,7 +60,9 @@ var songsWhere = "" +
     "WHERE { " +
         "?song a nmm:MusicPiece " +
             "; nie:isStoredAs ?file " +
-        ". ?file tracker:available ?tr "
+        ". ?file tracker:available ?tr " +
+        "; nie:mimeType ?mime . " +
+        "FILTER (?mime in ('audio/x-vorbis+ogg', 'audio/flac', 'audio/mpeg', 'audio/x-ms-wma', 'audio/x-wav' )) "

 var songsFromArtistFilter = ". FILTER(?performerId = %3) "
mcfrisk ( 2014-12-18 18:02:14 +0300 )edit

This patch applies to too.

When will Jolla sailors apply this?

mcfrisk ( 2015-03-09 12:35:08 +0300 )edit

Patch needed in (Äijänpäivänjärvi) too. WHEN WILL JOLLA APPLY THIS!

mcfrisk ( 2015-05-08 09:18:23 +0300 )edit

Patch still needed in (Aaslakkajärvi).

mcfrisk ( 2015-06-23 16:00:21 +0300 )edit

Patch still needed in Hallooo Jolla devs!!!

mcfrisk ( 2015-09-03 18:14:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-04 16:28:36 +0300

axaq gravatar image

updated 2014-10-04 16:33:44 +0300

Also *.pls playlist files are listed below "All songs" but also below "Albums" and "Artists" as "Unknown album" and "Unknown artists".

The shown playtime of my *.pls playlist file entries is 00:00.

If I try to start such a playlist file entry from "All songs", "Albums" or "Artists" sub pages than Media app crashes.

My *.pls playlist files contain audio streaming URLs. The playlists are playable from the Media app main page without problems.

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answered 2015-03-11 10:42:41 +0300

Tanty gravatar image

I've checked with latest version and the playlists problem (m3u, pls) should be fixed.

However, "video/x-flv" are still listed.

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