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All I'm thinking of here is to be able to choose a number of tags or folders (for example, all songs with genre dubstep and songs with genre electro) and the playlist will automatically update whenever songs get added or removed from those tags or folders, accounting for multiple artist tags and duplicates.

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+1 

How about multiple Genres and TBPM with shuffle so that it can easily be used to set a walking or running pace.

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On 6/5/2020 at 6:08 PM, superluig164 said:

All I'm thinking of here is to be able to choose a number of tags or folders (for example, all songs with genre dubstep and songs with genre electro) and the playlist will automatically update whenever songs get added or removed from those tags or folders, accounting for multiple artist tags and duplicates.

It would be good, if with your suggestions playlists have logical operations (smart ones) like AND, NOT etc.

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One relatively simple thing I'd like supported within the current format of Playlists would be to allow wildcards in the filename lines, thus making a playlist dynamic. That way you could easily create a playlist where only your FLAC files get included, or a playlist that includes some specific folder for which the contents may change over time. e.g. entries in a playlist.m3u file such as:

/storage/ABCD-1234/MusicFolders/Songs/*.flac
/storage/ABCD-1234/MusicFolders/Podcasts/*.*

It might need to stay fixed during playback though, as dynamically changing a Playlist's songs list on-the-fly could cause issues? (Mind you, it works fine with other general Categories if you Rescan during playback, the list correctly changes on the fly)

Andre

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42 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

One relatively simple thing I'd like supported within the current format of Playlists would be to allow wildcards in the filename lines, thus making a playlist dynamic. That way you could easily create a playlist where only your FLAC files get included, or a playlist that includes some specific folder for which the contents may change over time. e.g. entries in a playlist.m3u file such as:

/storage/ABCD-1234/MusicFolders/Songs/*.flac
/storage/ABCD-1234/MusicFolders/Podcasts/*.*

It might need to stay fixed during playback though, as dynamically changing a Playlist's songs list on-the-fly could cause issues? (Mind you, it works fine with other general Categories if you Rescan during playback, the list correctly changes on the fly)

Andre

This is great as well, however I think they should both be included.  Not everyone sorts their music using file names, and therefore might not be able to benefit from it.  A nice GUI with the ability to choose various categories to include (and even exclude) would be fantastic.

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11 minutes ago, superluig164 said:

Not everyone sorts their music using file names, and therefore might not be able to benefit from it. 

Agreed. However playlists (in the current sense) are 100% path and filename based, that's how they work. Internally, they are simply a series of pointers to locations within a device's storage.

Andre

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I would like to have the kind of smart playlists that exists in Winamp. Or actually a more evolved version of Winamp playlists with the possibility to combine two or more lists into a new list by picking x number of songs from list 1, then x songs from list 2, and then start over with list 1 again. 

And for you that never used Winamp. You can set a list of wildcards, for example:

year>=1980 AND year <=1989 AND genre='pop' AND bpm=125

Basically it is possible to filter on all existing id3-tags. And possible filename, never used that though. 

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4 hours ago, Peter H said:

You can set a list of wildcards, for example:

year>=1980 AND year <=1989 AND genre='pop' AND bpm=125

Basically it is possible to filter on all existing id3-tags. And possible filename, never used that though. 

The possibility to use id3 wildcards for lists (or for filtering too) seems cool, +1

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