In O!MPD you can see some interesting statistics.
In the section Config (click on cog symbol) -> Media statistics:
- quantity of artists, albums and tracks in collection
- increase of albums by month and year
- size of all files in library and database
- total playtime of particular file types
In album view you can see:
- popularity of that album
- when it was played last time
- how many times it was played (by clicking on calendar symbol)
O!MPD comes with 2 skins: default one is ompd_default, the other one is ompd_the_first. You can change them in Config -> Skin profile. Skins are placed in folder /skin – each skin has its separated folder. Names of this folders are identical with names of skins. If you want to created your own skin, just copy one of this folder and edit files in it – most important file is styles.css.
Suggestions of albums
On the start page O!MPD suggests you albums to listen to – this is random choice of albums that were not played more then 3 months. Each time you load this page, another set of albums is displayed. You can generate new set also by clicking on reload symbol close to the banner. That way you might recall some good music, you could have forgotten…
In Favorites you can manage your playlists. O!MPD comes with predefined playlist called simply ‘Favorites’ (you can change this name and description in file include/config.inc.php, in section
Default Favorites). You can add tracks to this playlist simply by clicking star next to track title in album view, search results or Now Playing and selecting ‘Add to Favorites’.
You can also create your own playlists. Since v1.02 it is possible from any place (album view, search results or Now Playing) – click star next to track and fill Save as and Comment to create new favorite playlist and add selected track to it. Or select existing playlist from Add to drop-down list and add selected track to it.
In Now Playing it is possible to add whole current playlist to favorite – just select Current playlist in Save menu.
It is also possible to create and edit favorites directly form Favorites: click Add new, enter name and description for it and save it. After this new playlist appears in Favorites. Now you can edit it – just click pen symbol. In edit mode you can add tracks from Now Playing from selected mpd player. You can also add stream to playlist: both direct (e.g. http://mp3.polskieradio.pl:8954) and playlist file (.pls and .m3u files are supported).
In v1.02 Blacklist has been introduced. You can add track to this playlist by clicking star symbol and selecting ‘Add to Blacklist’. Once a track is added to Blacklist, it will be skipped when you play/add/insert album to current playlist (it will not be added to Now Playing). So if there are tracks which you don’t like and you always skip them during playback, add them to Blacklist and O!MPD will skip it for you.
You can change name and description of Blacklist in file include/config.inc.php, in section
This is experimental feature (new in v1.02) i.e. it’s not fully polished. It lets you play albums on any MPD player defined in O!MPD. It prepares and sends stream to selected MPD. The main advantage is that this MPD doesn’t have to have configured and updated library (i.e. it doesn’t have to have access to files in your media library). I use it to play albums on my Android smartphone: I installed MPD (just install – no additional configuration is needed) on it and added it to O!MPD. Now I can connect headphones to my smartphone and go outside to mow the grass 🙂