Author Topic: Video Continuous Play plugin (Require MusicBee 2.4 or later)  (Read 11933 times)

tfujikawa

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About
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This is a plugin to play music and music videos continuously.
(On default behavior, MusicBee doesn't play next track when video play is finished. This plugin fixes it).

Requires
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1. You need MusicBee 2.4 or later.
   v2.4 Patch: http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V2_4/MusicBee_Exe_Patched.zip
2. Install VLC media player if you haven't
   VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
3. Download dll file to MusicBee plugin folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\Plugins, frequently)
   DLL: https://github.com/lamrongol/MusicBeeVlcVideoPlayPlugin/releases
4. Set VLC path on the plugin setting if you've installed VLC not to default path.
5. Before MusicBee 2.4, by default when a video file is added to the library the "skip when shuffling" flag is set.
    So you must set  "skip when shuffling" flag off if you want to play video files when shuffling, following procedure
    1, Select all video files in Video Library
    2. Shift+Enter
    3. Select [Settings] tab
    4. Check "exclude from playback" and select "No"
    5. [Save]

source code:
https://github.com/lamrongol/MusicBeeVlcVideoPlayPlugin

Update: 2014/04/02
Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 03:31:30 PM by tfujikawa

Volkoff

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Well, the plugin certainly needs some work (though idea isn't bad). I think, to work properly, it needs to somehow bind MusicBee's controls with VLC's, so MusicBee would know, when VLC has finished playing, 'cause right now if user would skip some part of video, when the playback ends, the plugin won't jump to the next file.

Docking VLC (like Mediamonkey's video-player) and starting/closing it along with MusicBee would also be very welcome.

But anyway, it's a nice start )

tfujikawa

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Well, the plugin certainly needs some work (though idea isn't bad). I think, to work properly, it needs to somehow bind MusicBee's controls with VLC's, so MusicBee would know, when VLC has finished playing, 'cause right now if user would skip some part of video, when the playback ends, the plugin won't jump to the next file.

This plugin stops playing if a user close vlc along the way, to be exact, if vlc is closed before original video time length elapse.
Because I think it is supposed that a user want to stop playing.
However, it is applied, as you say, when a user skip some part of video.
And this feature is implemented when MusicBee video API is not added. Maybe I should modify this feature, for example, to stop only when a user clicks stop button on MusicBee.

Volkoff

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Maybe I should modify this feature, for example, to stop only when a user clicks stop button on MusicBee.
Or the stop button in VLC.
Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 05:57:37 AM by Volkoff

tfujikawa

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Thanks to Steven, now I updated the plugin not to stop when a user close vlc before finishing playing, stop when a user click stop button on MusicBee.

You need 'newest' MusicBee 2.4 or over from below link,
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=12148.0

You can download plugin from below link
https://github.com/lamrongol/MusicBeeVlcVideoPlayPlugin/releases/tag/v1.1

>Or the stop button in VLC.
It is difficult to detect what users do on external application.
Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 04:36:54 PM by tfujikawa