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  • pompon
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I have difficulties w/ playlists; I understand other apps but not fb2k
(french here sorry)

I have some difficulties with playlist. I tried all software like iTunes, J-River, Media Monkey to figure how they work and they good to very good with them but for Foobar2000, it's seem to me very basic.
* If you have tricks ... I want them or If I not understand how to work with them, please explain me !

1- Why no option to insert a selection to specified playlist? Drag-drop don't work well.
2- Why no warning message when we add already existing song in the playlist ?
3- Why no warning message when delete a playlist ? It's very frustring to all time wipe my playlist.
4- Why no warning message when replacing the entire contect of playlist with something else ?  Very frustring ...

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If I create a new playlist and In the album list, I do "enter", my new playlist is overwrite with new content. I can't keep my playlist intact ...
With the Autoplaylist, I can't add, modify or delete something. What's the goal to have this kind of playlist ? And why no manner to see if a playlist is read-only or not ?

I tried Facets but I have mitigate result with playlist. When I select a specific playlist and I take a filter, it's highlight items corresponding to the filter inside my playlist instead just show me what in the playlist corresponding to the filter I took.

Do you have suggestions ?


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I have difficulties w/ playlists; I understand other apps but not fb2k
Reply #1
(french here sorry)

I have some difficulties with playlist. I tried all software like iTunes, J-River, Media Monkey to figure how they work and they good to very good with them but for Foobar2000, it's seem to me very basic.
fb2k is different. It is supposed to be, otherwise there wouldn't be a reason for it to exist.

A common problem new users seem to have is that they think of playlists in whatever special terms other software applies to playlist. foobar2000 generally treats playlists like they are a document you are editing. Its playlist functionality isn't that much different than a text editor, using objects (tracks) instead of actual text.

1- Why no option to insert a selection to specified playlist? Drag-drop don't work well.
If you don't like drag-and-drop you can also use copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V)

2- Why no warning message when we add already existing song in the playlist ?
So you can listen to a track twice in a playlist. If you need to remove duplicate tracks you can use the Edit->Remove Duplicates menu entry.

3- Why no warning message when delete a playlist ? It's very frustring to all time wipe my playlist.
Because you can undo a playlist delete. Right-click on the playlist manager or on the playlist tabs and select "restore playlist->..."

4- Why no warning message when replacing the entire contect of playlist with something else ?  Very frustring ...
You can Edit->Undo (Ctrl+Z) if you didn't want to do something you just did to a playlist.

If I create a new playlist and In the album list, I do "enter", my new playlist is overwrite with new content. I can't keep my playlist intact ...
The point of a library viewer such as the album list is to send tracks to a playlist to play. If you don'tt want to overwrite a playlist, open up a new, blank playlist first. Right-click on playlist manager or playlist tabs or double-click empty space of said playlist manager or playlist tabs, or Ctrl+N.

With the Autoplaylist, I can't add, modify or delete something. What's the goal to have this kind of playlist ?
To have a playlist that auto-updates itself.
  • Last Edit: 21 February, 2012, 10:30:50 AM by shakey_snake
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I have difficulties w/ playlists; I understand other apps but not fb2k
Reply #2
There is also the option of a "Que" list (only for up to 64 items).
This que list eliminates each played song from the list

If you have your album list displayed (tree fashion) you can drag and drop to the playlist that is displayed in the playlist panel.
You create a playlist first with name by opening the "playlist manager" by opening "view"

A playlist is just a folder that you can either have filled automatically or you load manually, either from the library list by drag and drop to the open playlist panel or by opening "File (at toolbar header) - add folder" for albums,  or "File - add file "for adding tracks.