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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: fredex on October 26, 2017, 10:32:07 PM

Title: does this playlist feature exist?
Post by: fredex on October 26, 2017, 10:32:07 PM
It would be great if one playlist could reference another, i.e., playlist A plays stuff, invokes playlist B to play other things, after that we revert to playlist A, where we left off.

As far as I can tell, there is no such feature, but I figured I'd better ask.

thanks in advance!

PS:
I forgot to mention, version 3.14 on a Clip Zip. I generate my playlists (while the player is connected to Linux via USB) using a shellscript named make-m3u (found it somewhere online, modified it slightly), which creates m3u8 files. Just in case the answer to my question depends on how the lists are created.
Title: Re: does this playlist feature exist?
Post by: fredex on November 09, 2017, 08:57:40 PM
What, nobody has any clue? Surely some of the developers would know if it exists or not.

I'd sure find it useful if it did.

Any takers?

thanks in advance!

Fred
Title: Re: does this playlist feature exist?
Post by: Polkabong on January 07, 2018, 04:13:25 AM
Hey Fredex,

Great question. I am interested in this too. If anything, I'm sure this little feature will be useful to a lot of us.

Let's see what the dev team can do.
Title: Re: does this playlist feature exist?
Post by: johnb on January 07, 2018, 04:53:48 AM
I guess you are right, it doesn't exist and you are welcome to implement it ...

If you are on Linux anyway, a script to simply flatten the hieararchy into a single playlist should not be hard to do.
Title: Re: does this playlist feature exist?
Post by: Frankenpod on January 08, 2018, 01:06:52 PM
You can sort-of do this dynamically, no?  Just navigate to the playlist you want to insert in the current playlist, and long-press select to queue or insert it.  Then I suppose you could save that new composite playlist as a new playlist.  Not quite as concise as having a playlist refer to the other playlist, but does it not achieve the same result?