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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Audacious - Get Random Albums! Reply with quote

Hi there everybody,
Since I've played for the first time with Amarok I have been wanting that feature in which you tell Amarok to choose random albums from your collection to be ported in Audacious. Of course a lot of things would have to be changed, once Audacious does not keep a "Files collection" list. Because of that, I wrote a script which gathers my albums from my Musics folder, chosen them randomly, and just add them to Audacious queue. Prerequisites:
- Your musics collection has to be organized by album folders in your disk
- The album folder must match the wildcard "???? - *". Something like "2000 - Dr. Sin II" or like "1975 - Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band" is perfect.
- All your albums must be in the same root folder.

This is the script:
Code:

#!/bin/bash
if [ $# -gt 0 ] ; then
   TO_BE_CHOSEN=$1
else
   TO_BE_CHOSEN=1
fi

MUSICS_DIR="/WHATEVAR IS YOUR DIR"
IFS="$(printf '\n\t')"

COUNTER=0
for ALBUM in `find "$MUSICS_DIR" -iname "???? - *"` ; do
   ALBUMS[$COUNTER]="$ALBUM"
   COUNTER=$((COUNTER + 1))
done
COUNTER=$((COUNTER-1))


CHOSEN="0"
NUMBER=$((COUNTER+999))

while [ $CHOSEN -lt $TO_BE_CHOSEN ] ; do
   while [ $NUMBER -gt $COUNTER ] ; do
      NUMBER=$RANDOM
   done
   
   # Check if it was not already chosen - it is always possible!
   CHOSEN_ALREADY="NO"
   for CHOSEN_ONE in $CHOSEN_ALBUMS[$CHOSEN] ; do
      if [ "$CHOSEN_ONE" == "${ALBUMS[$NUMBER]}" ] ; then
         CHOSEN_ALREADY="YES"
      fi
   done
   
   if [ "$CHOSEN_ALREADY" == "NO" ] ;  then
      CHOSEN_ALBUMS[$CHOSEN]=${ALBUMS[$NUMBER]}
      CHOSEN=$((CHOSEN +1))
   fi

   NUMBER=$((COUNTER+999))
done

audacious --enqueue ${CHOSEN_ALBUMS[@]}


- Problems: it appends it to your current playlist, so you gotta erase them manually
- This random number generator is not very good.

So any suggestions on how to improve this? "Use Amarok" is not a valid suggestion! =P
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