View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat May 27, 2017 2:33 am



Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
 Adjust Frequency of Track Selection 
Author Message
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:15 am
Posts: 9
Location: Socorro, NM
Medals: 4
RadioBot Owner (1) Longevity (3)
IRCBot Version I Use: v5
IRCBot Platform: Windows
Post Adjust Frequency of Track Selection
We have noticed that RadioBot tends to "favor" certain tracks in our library. Granted, our library is relatively small (~1700 tracks), but RadioBot will often avoid certain tracks for ones it has played previously. I have set the "norepeat" and "norepeat-artist" (I believe those are the parameter names) in ircbot.conf, but the bot just seems to wait for that timeout to expire and repeats tracks. In the last month, over half of our library has gone unplayed.

Is there any way to control this outside of those parameters? The tracks it appears to favor are all in one specific folder, if that helps. The library is in C:\Users\KTEK Studio\Music and that folder is C:\Users\KTEK Studio\Music\pony


Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:20 pm
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:58 pm
Posts: 447
Medals: 17
Administrator (1) Plugin Developer (1)
RadioBot Owner (1) Helper (1)
Longevity (13)
IRCBot Version I Use: v5
IRCBot Platform: Linux/Ubuntu
Post Re: Adjust Frequency of Track Selection
Which queue plugin are you using? They all have slightly different properties but they use the WELL random number generator so the song picks are pretty well equidistributed.

_________________
You can also contact me via email or instant messenger, links are at the bottom of this post.


Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:15 am
Posts: 9
Location: Socorro, NM
Medals: 4
RadioBot Owner (1) Longevity (3)
IRCBot Version I Use: v5
IRCBot Platform: Windows
Post Re: Adjust Frequency of Track Selection
We are using AutoDJ with the Queue_MySQL plugin.


Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:11 pm
Profile WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:58 pm
Posts: 447
Medals: 17
Administrator (1) Plugin Developer (1)
RadioBot Owner (1) Helper (1)
Longevity (13)
IRCBot Version I Use: v5
IRCBot Platform: Linux/Ubuntu
Post Re: Adjust Frequency of Track Selection
Yeah, that one is pretty pure WELL. The adjq_mysql_new one has some extra logic that adds weight based on the song ratings but the regular one doesn't.

_________________
You can also contact me via email or instant messenger, links are at the bottom of this post.


Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:41 am
Profile YIM WWW
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:58 pm
Posts: 447
Medals: 17
Administrator (1) Plugin Developer (1)
RadioBot Owner (1) Helper (1)
Longevity (13)
IRCBot Version I Use: v5
IRCBot Platform: Linux/Ubuntu
Post Re: Adjust Frequency of Track Selection
I did some tests on different RNGs that claim a certain amount of uniform distribution (MT, WELL, PCG); it doesn't seem like any are all that uniform in their outputs. The bot does re-seed the randomizer nightly so which tracks the randomizer favors should change when that happens. You may want to run a SUM() SQL query to get your total media library play time then set NoRepeat to like 3/4 of that and see if that helps.

_________________
You can also contact me via email or instant messenger, links are at the bottom of this post.


Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:37 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 5 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.