Author Topic: subtract one playlist from larger playlist?  (Read 1809 times)

MusicIsCrazy159

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searched thorugh forums using "subtract", did not find a solution.


I have playlist, "ALL MUSIC".
I have smaller playlist, "BOOKS"
I would like to subtract "BOOKS" from "ALL MUSIC", to create "MUSIC TUNES PLAYABLE"

any help appreciated
thansk
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alec.tron

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One option that immediately came to mind - I would probably do this via tags...
i.e. set a ID3 GENRE tag on all book files, eg 'audiobook' (but could be anything, field / value wise...), and have a smart playlist set up that excludes all files with the 'genre' tag you do not want in that playlist (i.e. GENRE 'audiobook' in the above example)...

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MusicIsCrazy159

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thanks for reply.
i can try working with genre's and tags

ONE QUESTION
when you edit the genre's, and tags, does this affect just MusicBee data, or the actual MP3 file?
reason i ask is that I have an amazon cloud account, and I sync local drive to that periodically;  I have noticed that in changing GENRE, that the MP3 file then gets re-uploaded to the cloud (issue being to monitor bandwidth and data used), if I do numerous songs.

thanks
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alec.tron

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Heya,
changing the Genre will be written to file indeed, it is part of the ID3 metadata definition for mp3s... which then would trigger a re-sync to cloud, if you manage your  music that way.
MusicBee does have virtual-tags too though which do the same, and which only sit inside of MusicBee and aren't written to the file.
I do not use them however, but there is a fairly extensive twiki for musicBee where this should be covered.
c.

ps  there's also an inbuilt way to manage podcasts differently from music in MusicBee - I do not use that either though, I only know it exists, and potentially you could funnel your audio books through there as well, instead of using the tags/virtual-tags method & smart-playlists.
Last Edit: November 29, 2016, 08:14:40 PM by alec.tron

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There is also a separate audiobooks node that you can use.  Then you can manage all of this with auto-playlists: one that includes music and audiobooks as sources, one that only has music, and one that only has audiobooks.  No retagging necessary.
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MusicIsCrazy159

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thanks very much for replies.
I'll look at the virtual tags, and also how it handles the audiobooks.





I'm a newbie, computer literate, but just new to this program, and don't mind exploring.  I have an Ipod, but am transitioning to my Samsung Galaxy S7, with a 128g memory card, and haven't cleaned up my music stuff for many years, and decided to work on all that and clean up the playlists.

thanks again
nick
Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 01:46:53 PM by MusicIsCrazy159