Playlist Folders?

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sloot
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Playlist Folders?

Post by sloot » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:26 am

I'm coming from iTunes, where I have many complicated playlists.
On iTunes, playlist folders can be used to join together many playlists inside the folder.
In media monkey, if I create an autoplaylist inside another playlist, the songs in the inner are not available in the outer.

Is there functionality I'm not seeing, or am I using the wrong feature for what I want?

example

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+ UsualListeningFolder
  + SmartPlayList1
  + SmartPlayList2
I expected that UsualListeningFolder could be played, and it would include everything in SmartPlayList1 and SmartPlayList2

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by Lowlander » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:04 am

No, MediaMonkey doesn't have parent Playlists inherit child Playlists. However AutoPlaylists can inherit from other Playlists (any) using the Playlist criteria.
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sloot
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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by sloot » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:34 pm

Yeah, that's what I was thinking the workaround would be.
Is it a feature request that been rejected?

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by sloot » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:41 pm

that's weird! I can make UsualListeningList a smart list, and have Child Smart Lists

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+ UsualListeningSmartList
  + SmartPlayList1
  + SmartPlayList2
The definition for UsualListeningSmartList is that the playlist is SmartPlayList1 or SmartPlayList2. A little twisted, but lets me replicate iTunes functionality.

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by Lowlander » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:35 pm

sloot wrote:that's weird! I can make UsualListeningList a smart list, and have Child Smart Lists
Yes, that's what I said. And as that's available it isn't automatic allowing to use Playlists for folder structure without any files loading in them or to have an AutoPlaylist gather tracks from Playlists that aren't its child Playlists.
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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by feline1 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:50 am

Sorry if I am just being thick, but I can't figure out how to even create nested playlists (or folders of playlists) in the first place. The online help doesn't seem to mention it.
Currently I have a horribly unwieldly list of around 100 playlists in MediaMonkey, how do I organise them into folders?

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by feline1 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:52 am

In my playlist list, I do have one expandable entry ("Imported playlists") - I can click this top level one and there's 100 or so more playlists in there from iTunes!
But I didn't make that myself, MMW did it at installation time.

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by Lowlander » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:39 am

Drag & Drop Playlists on top of another to nest them, or right click on an existing Playlist and create a new one to create a nested Playlist.
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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by feline1 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:06 pm

Ah right, thanks :)

It's a bit of a nuisance that it doesn't seem to let me select multiple items in the Playlist tree at once, and drag-and-drop them all to lie under the new 'folder' playlist I made, but I got it to work doing it one by one...

Now I just need to see if the nesting structure is maintained on my Device (Sony Walkman) when I sync! :wink:

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by feline1 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:39 pm

Bah, the playlists are stubbornly turning up in the same flat monolithic list on my Sony Walkman (ZX100), despite now being nested in the MediaMonkey tree.

Any suggestions as to what to put in the Device > Options > Playlists settings to make it do this?
I have "Destination directory" set to "\Playlists\" and surprise surprise, it is indeed just putting them all in there, no further folder structure. Do I then need to add some angle-bracketed flags after that to make it nest?

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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by Lowlander » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:15 pm

Nested only works on device with MediaMonkey for Android.
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Re: Playlist Folders?

Post by feline1 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:50 pm

Oh! That kinda sucks :(

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