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Questions tagged [emms]

EMMS is the Emacs multimedia system. It plays multimedia files using external players.

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How to define a function that calls two commands where the first one requires an arguments

I use emms to play music in emacs and I have this function to add a music directory and shuffle it. (defun my-emms-command() "Run `emms-add-directory' and `emms-...
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Install EMMS and missing executable (emms-print-metadata)

Q: how do I populate the cache in EMMS? I just did a fresh install from source of Emacs, and then got the emms package from melpa. When I go to populate the EMMS cache, I get the following error ...
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Unable to play any music in EMMS

Running Emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. I installed EMMS from the package archive. Added: (require 'emms-setup) (emms-standard) (emms-default-players) to my init.el as suggested here. On ...
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EMMS + Mplayer: stop cover showing up when playing music

I've been using EMMS with mplayer for a couple days, and a minimal config: (setq exec-path (append exec-path '("/usr/local/bin"))) (require 'emms-setup) (require 'emms-player-mplayer) ; load ...
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EMMS doesn't show the track length

EMMS shows only the playing time, not the track length, e.g.: 02:37 not 02:37/05:49. The variable emms-playing-time-display-short-p has the correct value: nil. My default player is mplayer, ...
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EMMS with different playlists

I'd like to open multiple playlists with M-x emms-play-playlist and have each one in a seperate *EMMS Playlist* buffer - at the same time. Is it possible to have different "*EMMS Playlist*" buffers - ...
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EMMS fetch music track data from online database like freedb or cddb?

Does this functionality exist? I would like to add missing metadata top files in my music library, similar to how itunes does it (with Gracenote's CDDB or freedb).
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how do I evaluate elisp in a certain buffer from batch mode?

I want to evaluate some elisp with batch mode, but it only works in a certain (type-of) buffer. Specifically emacsclient --eval "(emms-playlist-mode-play-smart)" This command only works on an emms-...
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EMMS is not displaying tag info with libtag

EMMS seems to be completely unaware of any tag / metadata in my music files. I tried configuring it with mp3info (I no longer want this anyway), and now with libtag, checking that they work in ...
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Gracefully exiting emacs while afplay is running

When I exit emacs while my music is playing using afplay -- music keeps playing. What is the right way of stopping/killing afplay process? Should I use exit hooks or is there emms built-in setting I ...
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Emms: How can I have a progress bar?

How can I have a progress bar so I can drag to specific point of a song in emms? With a progress bar, it gives a more straight sense on how much the music has been played.
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Emms play at certain time

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. ...
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Trouble importing tags from certain mp3 files in EMMS

I'm finding that EMMS fails to import the info from the tags for certain mp3 files and I'm not sure why. If I select such a track and press E to call emms-tag-editor-edit, all fields show empty. But ...
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Can EMMS prevent my laptop from going to sleep?

Q: how do I keep EMMS from allowing my laptop to go to sleep? I use EMMS to play music files. When I've got a long playlist going, I expect it to keep my laptop awake and continue working through ...
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How do you actually use EMMS?

Could someone explain in a very general sense how EMMS is intended to be used? I am a refugee from the world of GUI music players and perhaps my mind has been warped by that. But I haven't been able ...
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Is there a way for EMMS to create playlists based on an existing directory structure?

I (finally!) have a working EMMS to play my music collection, and would like to sort it into playlists. At the moment, my music directory (~/Music/) is already organized into folders (at the first ...
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Why can't EMMS play flac files using the mplayer backend?

I'm trying to use EMMS with mplayer as its backend. So far, everything works fine, but for some reason, EMMS refuses point-blank to play anything with a .flac extension in my playlist. I've checked ...
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EMMS and LibreFM: How do I tell LibreFM to love or ban tracks?

When I play something through LibreFM's web client, I can ask it to love or ban certain tracks. How do I do this in EMMS configured to play music from LibreFM?
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EMMS doesn't seem to see anything from MPD

I've set up MPD, and it's definitely running and indexing everything correctly. I followed the instructions here to set up EMMS to work with MPD, and after running M-x emms-cache-set-from-mpd-all, it ...
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Sort by artist in EMMS with compilation albums?

I've been using the Emacs Multi-Media System and it works pretty well, but one thing i can't figure out how to do is sort by AlbumArtist. This is important, because i have many compilation albums and ...
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How to shuffle albums in EMMS?

In the Emacs Multi-Media System, shuffling by song is as easy as M-xemms-shuffle, but i cant figure out how to shuffle by album, or to add a random album to the playlist. Is this possible?
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What are the options to play music from within Emacs?

I have a bunch of music (.mp3) files on my disk, and I would like to play them from within Emacs. I tried EMMS, but it seems rather bloated. I'm curious about other possibilities, with comparison of ...