Author Topic: help needed with autoplaylist  (Read 2428 times)

sdziscool

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Well hello there, first of all i want to make clear i have never really posted anything on any forum before, so excuse me if i do something wrong/post on the wrong subforum.

I have a question regarding the autoplaylist, if i'm unclear i'll go into greater detail. basically, i have an autoplaylist with my top rated/most played tracks, and i limited it to about 65 tracks (all using the autoplaylist functions) but i have a few albums that i like alot and i rated most tracks pretty high, but now i just have 5 full albums on there with a few other tracks in the playlist and there's almost no diversity, basically what i want to do is limit the amount of tracks that can "enter" the playlist to one or two per album.(my sentence seems rather long and unclear so i'll rephrase it: i want only 1 track per album in my  library to be able to "enter" the playlist)
is there any way to accomplish this?

i'll check for answers every day, so it might take a few hours before i can respond.

thanks in advance!

ma_t14

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Although exactly what you describe is not possible I'm afraid, you can probably achieve something very close to that using a"Playlist Mixer" playlist.

First create a playlist mixer playlist like you would with any other kind of playlist (Right-click>New Playlist Mixer). In the track selection criteria choose the "music track source" to be your music library with the rule being what you already have in your other auto-playlist, limit the track count to 65 and then play around a bit with the value of "gap before same artist can repeat" to see what gives you the most desirable results.
Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 02:38:21 PM by ma_t14

Pingaware

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You could actually choose the source as your already created playlist to save extra work as well.
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ma_t14

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You could actually choose the source as your already created playlist to save extra work as well.

Good point, but having the playlist mixer playlist probably makes the other auto-playlist redundant

sdziscool

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Thanks ma_t14 and Pware, it's not exactly what i wanted to achieve, but you can't always get what you want, i guess. maybe i'll post it as a feature request, or at least ask for the ability to change the "artist" gap into an "album" gap. happy to see such an active forum this day and age :)

Pingaware

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You could actually choose the source as your already created playlist to save extra work as well.

Good point, but having the playlist mixer playlist probably makes the other auto-playlist redundant

Yeah, I thought that as I was posting. But alternative solutions never do any harm, and if you do it that way, you have the potential to mess about with extra rules to really ensure a mixed up list.
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