How create folder from playlist?

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Dancer
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How create folder from playlist?

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I want to create a smaller music library where only tracks that are in a playlist are included. From 22 playlists I want to create 22 folders, only with the tracks of each playlist.

What is the easiest and fastest way to do this?
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Re: How create folder from playlist?

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Use <Playlist> in Sync or Auto-Organize (Files).
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Re: How create folder from playlist?

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Thanks, Lowlander. Unfortunately, I don't have the slightest idea how to do this, either with Sync or Auto-Organize. Please explain it to me in a little more detail.
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Re: How create folder from playlist?

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See: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/WebHel ... enames/5.0

<Playlist> is one of the Masks available for Auto-Organize Files: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/WebHel ... ormats/5.0
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Re: How create folder from playlist?

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Dancer wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:43 pm Thanks, Lowlander. Unfortunately, I don't have the slightest idea how to do this, either with Sync or Auto-Organize. Please explain it to me in a little more detail.
To be more direct and get you started with Masks. Both ways have its benefits so as Lowlander pointed you should read both links.
That said try this for start
1. Right click on Playlist -> Auto Organize
2. MUST Select COPY not MOVE, DISABLE Add copied files to to Library and Trim long paths
3. Right from Destination Mask Click CONFIGURE
4. Browse where you would like that files are copied
5. in Subdirectories write "<Playlist>" (you can also use >> to add Playlist mask)
6. in Filenames write "<Auto number>. <Artist> - <Title>"
7. Check in preview window if all looks good -> OK to confirm
8. Check in preview if you are satisfied with result
9. Click ok

MM saves last few successful organize so unless you want to change for each next playlist you will only need to Follow steps 1, 8, 9

Here is sample look of steps above:
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Dancer
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Re: How create folder from playlist?

Post by Dancer »

Thank you very much, @Lowlander and @Peke ! I have now successfully implemented it, but instead of <playlist> I have entered the name of the respective playlist.

The resulting reduced library I have then added along with the playlists in my Android Radio. So this time not via USB stick, but directly to the hard drive of the radio. Nevertheless, the playlists are not transferred (which is basically superfluous, because the folders are identical to the playlists). I have manually recreated all 22 playlists and added the contents of the folders. Now everything works as desired.

It is fine that you / MediaMonkey provide this method to be able to copy it automatically.
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