Inconsistent audtool behavior regarding "current" playlist
Using Audacious v3.6.2 on Archlinux 64 bits, I think the behavior of the output of audtool is abnormal. Let me explain. We can take the output of audtool like this :
1/ On audacious, with two tabs containing at least one file (with id3 tags each), just play one the file.
=> Check the output of the three audtool line just above => informations OK.
2/ While playing this file, just change tab, without playing another file.
=> Check the output of the three audtool line just above => informations of --current-song are those of the file that is selected and not the one that is playing ! The two others (--current-song-output-length and --current-song-length) are still OK.
I think the output of --current-song should be the one of the playing file and not the one selected on other tabs. Or there should be another args that should tell us that it's the selected one or the playing one that is returned.
What do you think about that ?
#1 Updated by John Lindgren about 5 years ago
In Audacious, we have separate concepts of the "playing" and "active" (i.e. displayed) playlist, and I agree that audtool does not behave well in the case where these are different. So I propose making a new, consistent definition of the "current" playlist for audtool, which would change the behavior of the following commands:
--current-playlist Prints the number of the current playlist. When a song is playing, the current playlist is defined as the playlist containing that song. Otherwise, it is the playlist currently displayed in Audacious. --play-current-playlist Starts or unpauses playback. Unlike --playback-play, this command resumes from the last position if possible. If playback is already active and not paused, there is no effect. --set-current-playlist playlist Displays the given playlist in Audacious. Playback, if active, will also switch to this playlist as if --play-current-playlist were used.