HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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I've wasted 2 hours searching on answers which I didn't find, so please help me with this.

Like some others have noticed, you cannot generate an auto-playlist for a specific mood when the mood-field has multiple entries.
I get these multiple mood entries from allmusic.com:

eg.
* Dreamy
* Atmospheric
* Ethereal
* Reflective
* Gentle
* Laid-Back/ Mellow
* Restrained
* Indulgent
* Smooth
* Hypnotic
* Quirky
* Theatrical
* Detached
* Nocturnal
* Soothing
* Calm/Peaceful
* Refined/ Mannered
* Stylish
* Elegant
* Eerie
* Brooding
I want to tag my entire collection with this information, but only if i'm able to generate auto-playlist for just 1 mood seperately.
It's frustrating that the auto-playlist criteria for moods doesn't have a "contains"-field but only 'is', 'is known' and 'is unknown'.
I have a feeling that there must be some way around this.
Please share some information on this issue, it would drive my MM experience to the top

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Re: HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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Just create multiple autoplaylists (ie. Playlist 1: Mood is Dreamy, Playlist 2: Mood is Gentle), then create a new autoplaylist with "Playlist is Playlist 1 and Playlist 2"

Edit: Actually, it's not even necessary to use the "Playlist is" method, since you can simply define multiple 'Mood is' criteria in one playlist and change the logic of the rules to match "ANY" of the specified criteria, rather than "ALL".
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Re: HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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nohitter151 wrote:Just create multiple autoplaylists (ie. Playlist 1: Mood is Dreamy, Playlist 2: Mood is Gentle), then create a new autoplaylist with "Playlist is Playlist 1 and Playlist 2"
I don't think you see the problem:

I want autoplaylists for 1 Mood, not a sum of different moods like you say.
The problem is that many different moods are tagged into 1 mp3,
if you want to generate a playlist for just 1 of these moods, you're stuck because MM doesn't give the 'contain'-option for moods.
(MM says you have to choose between the different moods as they are tagged in the mood-field of an mp3)

eg.
if I have song 1 with moods:
* Dreamy
* Atmospheric
* Ethereal
* Reflective

and song 2 with moods:
* Dreamy
* Atmospheric
* Gentle
* Laid-Back/ Mellow
and I want to generate a playlist for only the mood 'Dreamy', I can't.
The only choice I've got is to create playlist for files that have exact the same the moods, but since there are 20+ moods described in one field this is not very attractive..

How could this be resolved?
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Re: HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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-SuperFunk- wrote: and I want to generate a playlist for only the mood 'Dreamy', I can't.
The only choice I've got is to create playlist for files that have exact the same the moods, but since there are 20+ moods described in one field this is not very attractive..

How could this be resolved?
You should separate the moods with the field separator (by default it's semi-colon ";"). That way what I said will work.

If you're tagging like this:

* Dreamy* Atmospheric* Ethereal* Reflective, you should rather tag like this:

Dreamy; Atmospheric; Ethereal; Reflective

That uses MM's multiple value system and thus each "Mood" will be considered its own value, rather then them all being considered in groups based on what is entered in the field.

That seems confusing so see the MM help file here (2nd paragraph): http://www.mediamonkey.com/sw/webhelp/f ... erties.htm
In the examples they give, the same applies for multiple artists as would for multiple moods.
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Re: HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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thanks for the reply,
will try it as soon as I'm back home!
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Re: HELP: Generate auto-playlist for 1 mood (multiple entries)

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-SuperFunk- wrote:Hey wanted to thank you for your answer,
You've made my day :wink: !
It will be a lot of work to add all these moods, but I think it's worth it now..
Do you know if there are quicker ways to add all that information?

Ciao
Hm, well there are some add-ons that might be able to help, like this one: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... lit=regexp

I suppose if you just need to replace all * with ; it shouldn't be too hard, but I never used this particular add-on so I'm not too sure.
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