Originally Posted by NicoHades
Problem is the saved playlist is not updated in the playlist section of the library. i got to delete all playlists there and reimport them from the harddrive folder to have them updated. Is there a way to avoid this annoying reimport
the original question comes down to media library playlists (ML playlists) being a separate copy of the playlist vs the external playlists which appear to be being created. the ML playlists are really just meant to be a repository to hold things (how i've been told it's meant to be from many years back).
it is possible to make the external playlists be the actual copy but that involves changing the 'filename' entry in %appdata%\winamp\plugins\ml\playlist.xml to point to the external files. there is no simple way otherwise to do it (and i think it needs to be done when Winamp isn't running) and would need to be done for all existing playlists and repeated when adding a new playlist.
otherwise known as a way but it's a pain in the bum and really the only way to expose a way to manually change that behaviour is in ml_playlists.dll directly.
Originally Posted by Aminifu
In addition to user NicoHades' question, I've noticed that even after the playlists are deleted and re-added from their folder(s), the updated list IS shown in response to the main player's right-click menu option "Play - Playlists from Media Library", but it IS NOT shown in response to the playlist editor's "Manage Playlists" button's right-click menu option "Open playlist from Media Library" option.
that would be a bug as the playlist editor menu is meant to update when the change happens as is meant to happen with pretty much all of Winamp's menus. so there's no need for anyone to make another plug-in or hack something in when it's a legit bug.
there's also a similar issue with Bento where the 'stored playlists' info view isn't updating as well but that's likely to be a bugger to fix since it stems from aspects of the modern skin engine (which i despise working on or with), the menu updating is likely something that's a simple thing to fix.