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Topic: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist (Read 881 times) previous topic - next topic
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Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Hi there.

I need a syntax that shows the total time for a given playlist.

I know the "Properties" panel conveys this information, but I need this syntax to put it in a column of Playlist View or Text Display.

I tried several formulas, but I couldn't get the desired result. If anyone can help me, I am very grateful!

Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #1
Normal title formatting is evaluated on a per track basis so calculating a total for a whole playlist worth of items is not possible.

You might consider add a playlist manager panel to your layout and then enabling the duration column like this...



Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #2
That's what I feared...
But thanks for definitively clarifying my question!

Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #3
The status bar (at least for CUI) shows the total length of the selection for the active playlist.
Double clicking selects the entire playlist and thus shows the total duration. Not exactly what you want, but at least you don't need an additional panel and it only takes a bit of space at bottom.

Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #4
I use DUI. Thanks for the info!

Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #5
Status bar in DUI can show duration of selected files too. Useful feature for me, I like to check duration of albums.
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Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #6
I like to check duration of albums.

Some 3rd party playlist viewers offer support for group length in the headers. Off the top of my head...

ELplaylst (CUI only)
SimPlaylist (DUI only)
EsPlaylist (DUI/CUI)

and of course all those horrible javascript-y things like I use which can display playlist totals as well.

https://i.imgur.com/zglzCq0.png

Re: Syntax for the total duration of a playlist

Reply #7
I use SimPlaylist and didn't know it. Thanks for the tip!