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Change to "Play all From Here" function?


pagali
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Has there been a change in a recent update to the "Play All From Here" function for video? I use ZoomPlayer as my external player, have for years (because I prefer the way it handles FF, RW, SS, audio & sub switching...) 

 

Until recently, ZP was also used for Play All..., the only gotcha being it didn't mark items as watched. (which was OK for my use.) Now all of a sudden today I noticed that the WMC internal player is being used for this function -- which would be fine except that the image quality is lousy compared to ZP. I don't see anything in the release notes about this change... am I going crazy? (My mother did have me tested, really! :D )

 

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MB-Classic
3.0.96.0 B11-19.1
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Nothing in this area was intentionally changed.  However, I don't think we've ever supported sending playlists to generic externals...

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Well that's interesting. LOL! It's been working fine, I swear! :)

 

So... which player would you have expected to be playing a series of TV episodes, for example? WMC or the external?

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I would expect the internal, but, honestly, I haven't looked at that logic since MB2.  Perhaps some of the externals can accept playlists but I'm pretty sure a generic one can't.

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Understood. Any chance this could make it onto the desired features list for the future? :)

 

Not for a while.  Playlist handling to externals could be very tricky for the ones we know about and next to impossible for a generic one.

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OK, this is too weird! Today I started another 'Play All From Here'  which is still playing... (Big Bang episodes) and I swear to the old gods and the new -- they are playing in ZoomPlayer! Easy to tell, even without the greatly improved video quality, by the OSD that comes up with Pause.

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Yep, it is sending them as multiple file paths on the command line.  So, if your player can understand that, then it will work.

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Fantastic! Please don't "fix" it so it doesn't do that any more. :D

 

Strange that it reverted to the internal player for a day, though...

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