How To 'Freeze' A Playlist . . . 2017-07-11 14:45:36 I've seen questions similar to this previously posted here and elsewhere on the 'net, but I'd like to add my voice in the hope that some enterprising developer somewhere might hear my plea [hint] .....First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Foobar developers. I've been using Foobar2000 for about 12 months now, after becoming thoroughly sick of ITunes bloated code, so-slow load times and clunky, restrictive GUI.I love that I am still able to use Foobar2000 on my aged music pc long past its hardware and software EOL dates.I've recently been pushing past the 'use-it-out-of-the-box' stage and have been extending my use of playlists and optional components.Who knew I could listen non-stop to 2 weeks and 6 1/2 days of stuff, non-stop, if I could stay awake that long?I love the IPod component - it is one of the main reasons I got interested in the 1st place.Foobar2000 is AWESOME and you guys are due all respect and kudos for creating it and nurturing it all this time.Now the ask ...To me, the art of music appreciation is in the construction of the playlist: I like to think of a playlist as a digital, portable version of the old mixtapes we used to make back in the day. Call it 'curating' if you like. With Foobar, however, it doesn't seem to be possible to preserve a custom playlist order, i.e. where the tunes are manually picked to play in a certain sequence: not sorted by date, not sorted by album or artist name. Just picked in a user-preferred order or ordered manually by drag and drop into a user-defined sequence in the same way a DJ selects a series of tunes using his/her expertise and art. If I make a selection this way, each time I analyse the playlist by sorting the playlist columns, my intended sequence is lost - the item index is reset to reflect the current sort order.SO I was wondering if it would be possible to make an enhancement, such as:a. an optional lock on the item index column, so the initial selection sequence is preserved, even after the display order has been disrupted by on-screen sorting actionsor b. the ability to save a playlist and make it available in a read-only form so that any re-ordering of the sequence in the playlist view would be lost unless user accepts a prompt to re-save/save-as before closing the playlist or exiting Foobar.or c. a background column to store the last-saved item index values and a means of switching between current and last-saved item index state.I realise that I could make 'snapshots' of my custom sort playlists and archive them somewhere outside the default directory, then re-load if the sequence is disrupted, but where's the fun in that?Thanks in advance for any help - or suggestions for other solutions to this question.