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Delete files in auto playlists

I use autoplaylists sorted by file structure, I want to remove individual tracks from the playlist without deleting them in the folder.

What is the best way to do that?

Re: Delete files in auto playlists

Reply #1
You can't do that. That's not how autoplaylists work. If you want to remove individual tracks then you need to either use regular playlists or include something that works as an exception to not being included in the autoplaylist by adding an extra argument to the query pattern.

For example if your autoplaylist is set to %Style% IS Rock you would alter it a bit to %Style% IS Rock AND %exclude% MISSING. Tag the track which you want to remove with exclude and set value to 1 (or whatever) and it will get removed from the autoplaylist.
If you think tagging to remove a track is too much work you can set up an tag script and tie it to a keyboard shortcut if you want.

Re: Delete files in auto playlists

Reply #2
Is it possible to create auto playlists with exclusion tags?

So I would only have to edit the bad tracks with something like ratings.

can't tag thousands of files ..

Re: Delete files in auto playlists

Reply #3
Is it possible to create auto playlists with exclusion tags?

So I would only have to edit the bad tracks with something like ratings.

can't tag thousands of files ..

an easier method could be to only include songs with a sufficient rating, say 2 stars or higher, this way you wouldn't see songs you rated as only one star, of course, you'll also not see any unrated songs this way either , one last point, why even have songs you don't want to hear?
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Re: Delete files in auto playlists

Reply #4
Is it possible to create auto playlists with exclusion tags?
Jazzthieve gave you a complete answer for this, did you miss it?

Also, perhaps it would be better if you described why, or what kind of tracks you are trying to exclude. You might already have sufficient data you could use, such as ratings (as 2tec said), or playcount, genre etc.

 

Re: Delete files in auto playlists

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Also, perhaps it would be better if you described why, or what kind of tracks you are trying to exclude. You might already have sufficient data you could use, such as ratings (as 2tec said), or playcount, genre etc.

Most of my files are downloaded from an automated script, unfortunately there is no data like that to work with.


an easier method could be to only include songs with a sufficient rating, say 2 stars or higher, this way you wouldn't see songs you rated as only one star, of course, you'll also not see any unrated songs this way either , one last point, why even have songs you don't want to hear?

I would need something like "all unrated + all rated over 2" so that only manually selected tracks are left out.
With the method you suggested, I would have to rate each track, which would be extremely time consuming to say the least.

Mainly for technical reasons (outside of Foobar) I cannot physically delete files.

 
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