Ik heb nooit intensief met SPS en SPL gewerkt. Ik vermoed dat de Mini Scheduler niet zo intelligent is als SPL. Maar....als ik me niet vergis is de output van SPL een .M3U playlist. Deze kan gewoon gelezen worden door mAirList.
Hieronder staat beschreven hoe de Mini Scheduler selecteert, nadat je templates (clocks) hebt aangemaakt:
For each "random item from folder" entry in the template, the scheduler
takes the list of songs in that folder and sorts them by the last time
they were used (oldest first). Then it goes through that list and
calculates a "penalty score" for each song, which works like this:
First calculate the number of hours that the track, the title and the
artist were last played. Then compare these numbers to the separation
settings in the configuration.
If all three values are above the configured separation, the song has a
penalty score of "0", which is the best value, and the song is a
"perfect choice" for this slot.
If a value is below the separation, the scheduler will add penalty
points to the score: the penalty set in the configuration, multiplied by
the number of hours that the artist/track/title is early.
Example: Artist separation is 4 hours with a penalty of 2. But the
artist has been played only one 1 ago, which is 3 hours earlier than
configured. So the artist penalty for that song is 3 (hours early) * 2
(artist penalty in config) = 6 points.
The same calculation is made for the track and the title, and the three
penalties are added to the total penalty score of that song.
If there is one ore more songs with a score of 0 (no separation
violated), the scheduler will pick one of those songs.
If all songs have a score of > 0, that means that at least one rule was
broken. But according to the "better break than nothing" principle, we
_have_ to pick a song, so the scheduler will take the one with the
As you see, the separation rules can always be broken if necessary, and
you can use the penalty settings to adjust the importance of the
As you add more music to your library, the scheduler will be able to
stick to the rules better.