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Support and General Use => User Interface and Voice => Topic started by: rbhawaii on April 03, 2012, 09:07:03 AM

Title: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: rbhawaii on April 03, 2012, 09:07:03 AM
Hi Everyone,

I just want to know if there is a tag to show me that a play list is being played. i dont  need to know what playlist is playing i just want to see PL somewhere on the screen if i am currently listening to a playlist.  If so can you please tell me what the tag is.  I looked but could not find it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: JdGordon on April 04, 2012, 07:56:54 AM
http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CustomWPS#Playlist_47Song_Info %pn
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: rbhawaii on April 04, 2012, 06:55:47 PM
JdGordon, thanks for the link to the manual that is where i looked in the first place before i posted here. would you mind telling me what the specific tag is?

I just want it to say PL on the screen if the player is playing off a play list and for it not to say PL if im playing from with in a folder.

Thanks
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Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: saratoga on April 04, 2012, 07:06:09 PM
I just want it to say PL on the screen if the player is playing off a play list and for it not to say PL if im playing from with in a folder.

You mean a playlist thats been previously loaded from the disk?  I think you're technically always listening to a playlist, even if its just one track.
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: yapper on April 04, 2012, 07:54:46 PM
%pn
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: rbhawaii on April 04, 2012, 07:58:48 PM
I can try explaining this way...
lets say i have 3 folders on my ipod

house with 500 songs
techno with 500 songs
club with 500 songs

when i browse over in house and click on any song my player shows me i am listening to song 1 out of 500
at this point i DO NOT want it to say PL any where on the screen

now i make a playlist using winamp and save it, my playlist has 1500 songs in it , it consists of everything in house, techno and club folders
i save it as "all music playlist" and drop the file into my rockbox

i turn on rockbox and click on  "all music playlist"
it works just fine and shows me i am playing song 1 out of 1500 songs - i am very happy at this point
i just want it to say PL somewhere on the screen now, because i am playing a playlist

now if i browse to a folder and click on any song i am no longer playing a playlist but now playing from a folder it says song 1 out of 500 is playing and i DO NOT want it to say PL anywhere on the screen.

is there a tag that knows a playlist is on or off? if so what is it please

Post Merge: April 04, 2012, 08:03:04 PM
so if i use %pn
it is my understanding that it will list the playlist name i just want it to say PL no matter what the playlists name is

is %pn still the way to go? is so how?
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: redblade8 on April 04, 2012, 09:14:58 PM
...maybe one day %pn can be changed to have a custom name displayed one day too? Instead of the actual playlist name..? like %pn<Playlist> %pn<PL> %pn<Root Playlist>  to display Playlist...etc...and without the
<"..."> part just defaults to the original function of %pn.
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: JdGordon on April 04, 2012, 09:21:16 PM
what? Use it like every single other tag...

%?pn<PL>
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: rbhawaii on April 04, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
SOLVED:

here is what i figured out and it works perfectly

%?pn<PL|>

Thanks to everyone for reading
Title: Re: is there a WPS tag for playlist?
Post by: redblade8 on April 04, 2012, 09:35:57 PM
what? Use it like every single other tag...

%?pn<PL>


I was thinking he couldn't do that, and that's why he was posting, so...sorry o.O;;
I didn't know that every tag could be used that way...I guess I'm still learning, haha ^^
Glad to hear you got it solved. =)