I wish to play certain music files, but from certain time. I find the seek forward/backward functions not the ones I need since they require me to fast forward/backward until I arrive at certain time.

What's the correct way of navigating through the music file to certain time from where I wish to play it?

  • Is it possible to visualize the time as it plays in the buffer bar? Dec 16, 2020 at 10:41

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M-x emms-seek-to with the argument n jumps to n-th second of the track (for n=601 you get 10:01).

M-x emms-seek is also helpful. From emms.el:

defun emms-seek (seconds): "Seek the current player SECONDS seconds. This can be a floating point number for sub-second fractions. It can also be negative to seek backwards."


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