Feature #213

Crossfade plugin doesn't work on manual song change

Added by Vasily Merzlyakov over 11 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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November 16, 2012
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Crossfade works OK on automatic song change but on manual song change it skips crossfading as if crossfade plugin is off.


#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 11 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

This is intended behavior. Converting to a feature request.

#2 Updated by Vasily Merzlyakov over 11 years ago

This is intended behavior.

Oh, that's weird, I was sure it was a bug. What about a second parameter for manual song change then (with 0 means no crossfading)?

#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 11 years ago

The problem is that right now a manual song change causes a full reset of the output stream, and there's currently no way for the crossfade plugin to prevent it. So while I agree that this would be a nice feature to have, it'll take some thought about how best to implement it.

#4 Updated by Artem S. Tashkinov over 11 years ago

Please, make it an option if you're going to implement it.

If I manually jump between tracks I don't want any fade-in/fade-out.

#5 Updated by Vasily Merzlyakov over 11 years ago

Artem, yes, I was talking about an option, just like in many other players: separate numbers for automatic and manual song change.

John, OK, I hope you'll find a solution.

#6 Updated by Valombre Delanhuyi over 10 years ago

as i organise my newyear party i'll use my linux box with audacious and i am big fan of crossfade plugin.
I'll check for this feature because it's a must have when you manage different playlists, changing manually from a playlist to another kill the crossfade same as changing song manually.

Activate this option with checkbox would be great for parties !
Thanks for your attention on this one.

PS : 10 seconds crossfade max is just enough but more (20) would be great .. need another whishlist ?

#7 Updated by John Lindgren over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 3.6
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

I've implemented the following changes for 3.6:
- Added an option to crossfade on seek or manual song change, with a separate overlap setting.
- Increased the maximum overlap for automatic song change to 15 seconds.
- Added a new silence removal plugin which is useful for crossfading, but can also be used on its own.

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