Old 25th October 2014, 00:15   #1
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Playlist Library view

Im trying to get the playlist window (not the sidebar one, the one within the ML) to show other fields, but in their own "row" similar to how the media library has it, the more things i add in the ATF field, the more theyre added to the filename instead of giving them row of their own.

Im trying to get the same thing the file time has, that way i can sort things in the playlist etc... how do i achieve that? And if it is possible, is it possible to make the sidebar playlist remain the way it is but only the playlist within the ML to have rows?

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Old 25th October 2014, 00:27   #2
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none of the playlist views (main or library) do what you want (as i'm sure we've already gone over). the nearest is doing fake columns via ATF but that is crude and generally doesn't work too well.

so i really don't think you're going to achieve what i think you're trying to do - not without a lot of work to change how the playlists work.

the only other option is to make a temporary smartview / query and use the path of the files for the playlist to control what is shown for it (but that'll get very messy very quickly to do if not all of them are in the same folder). but that then means you've not got the playlist in it's expected order.


either way, it's a request that seems to crop up a bit of late (making at least the library playlist views more like the local library views) so i've put some thought into a possible solution, but there's nothing that is likely to happen towards it for a long while.
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Old 25th October 2014, 00:38   #3
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(as i'm sure we've already gone over)
I had a feeling of slight deja vu when i posted this, no wonder lol.

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the nearest is doing fake columns via ATF but that is crude and generally doesn't work too well.
Smartviews wouldnt work for me since theyre in the same folder as everything else >.<

How to make fake columns via ATF? if its useable enough it could pass for now o: Just something to separate everything from all being in the title >_<

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either way, it's a request that seems to crop up a bit of late (making at least the library playlist views more like the local library views) so i've put some thought into a possible solution, but there's nothing that is likely to happen towards it for a long while.
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Old 25th November 2014, 07:26   #4
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Bugger, this is what I want as well.

I've enabled the silence remover and the fading in DirectSound Output and I feel if I manage my playlists by BPM it'll be the closest possible to seamless playing.

Would make a well configured Winamp pretty close to an auto DJ
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I've enabled the silence remover and the fading in DirectSound Output and I feel if I manage my playlists by BPM it'll be the closest possible to seamless playing.
I use this ATF string "%bpm% bpm * %artist% - %title% * %genre%" (without the quotes) for my playlist editor song titles. The advanced title formatting (ATF) string is entered via the General Preferences - Titles options.

Then I can select all the songs in my active playlist and use the right click misc option (right most button in the group of 4 on the bottom left side) "Read extended info on selection" to force the reading of all the tags in my ATF string for each song in the listing. Then I use the right click sort option (on that same button) "Sort list by title" to arrange the playlist in order by BPM (since the songs' BPM metadata tag values are the first item in my ATF string). Both of these context menu commands also have keyboard shortcuts (and <Ctrl + A> can be used to select all items in the playlist).

A custom ATF string is a powerful way to help control the sorting order in the playlist editor. Read the help info associated with the ATF option in General Preferences for all the ways it can be formatted.

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Old 26th November 2014, 09:26   #6
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Amazing!

Thanks Aminifu!
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Amazing!
Let us know what you come up with. Some users have some really fancy/complex ATF strings.

It would be nice if Winamp added the ability to save multiple strings (5 to 10), then it would be faster to switch between ATF strings (and eliminate re-typing errors) to satisfy different situations.

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