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: WinAmp, Windows Media Player, VLC, XMMS, Totem etc.) and can also use the built in flash player to stream music. Read more
How does the Echonest improve my listening experience in AmpJuke ?
Once you have configured "Similar/related tracks (Echonest API)" in AmpJuke, you may start wondering what the benefits are..
Besides it's a really great tool for identification of important parameters (BPM/tempo, energy, loudness etc.) within your entire music colletion, there's also - currently, in this version of AmpJuke - only one major improvement to the listening experience for yourself and possibly the users you've created.
This is related to "Automatic play" - it's found in the personal settings (see http://www.ampjuke.org/?id=faq45).
If you select "Similar tracks", AmpJuke will try to pick the next track based on the same "values" (BPM/tempo, energy, danceability etc.) as the track currently being played.
The "importance"/priority of each "value" is - of course - controlled by the configuration of "Similar/related tracks (Echonest API)" as well as how many tracks have actually been "identified" (in terms of "values" - see above) using the Echonest API.
If running AmpJuke in jukebox mode the fact that a similar/related track (compared to the one being played right now) can be picked as the next track might also seem like a great enhancement in the overall listening experience.
Bottom line, in short: With the Echonest feature enabled, AmpJuke takes a huge leap towards the ultimate experience of listening to your music. The Echonest feature actually ‘identifies’ the song you are playing – analyses the sound, dynamics, and rhythmic aspects among other things.
I do have some plans/thoughts going on for taking even more advantage of the oppotunities that presents themselves when using something like the Echonest API. These plans might (most likely) come to life in a future release of AmpJuke.
Other documentation related to the Echonest API in AmpJuke:
What it is.
How to configure.
Improved listening experience (this doc.).