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mswlogo
2008-05-27, 18:11
The SqueezeBox over time have taught me NOT to experiment because I never know quite what it's gonna do.

All I usually do is let it play Random Songs. And ocassionally select an Album from the current song and browse.

I wanted to create a list of favorites and was jotting a few down only to loose the list by the next time I want to add a few more. Well I thought this is really stupid. I should learn how to use it.

Note: I ONLY want to create a list while listening, doing it on the computer up front is impossible for me.

Well I decided to experiment I'll try a new button today, I'll be brave.

I'll hit the ADD button while listening to a random play.

I expected it would ADD to favorites or prompt me to create a playlist and then add it.

But no, ADD doesn't ADD. It REMOVED the song from the "temporary" random play list. I saw "Removing ..." flash on the screen and said oh no I think I know what it's doing.

I didn't know the name of the song or even the album and now it's lost in never never land.

Is there a log this went into?

peter
2008-05-27, 22:00
On Tue, 27 May 2008 18:11:40 -0700, "mswlogo"
<mswlogo.3a3j6z1211937301 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> said:
>
> Note: I ONLY want to create a list while listening, doing it on the
> computer up front is impossible for me.
>
> Well I decided to experiment I'll try a new button today, I'll be
> brave.
>
> I'll hit the ADD button while listening to a random play.
>
> I expected it would ADD to favorites or prompt me to create a playlist
> and then add it.

That's not the way it works. Add does basically two things:
- When you're browsing your library it adds the current song or album to
the playlist
- When you're browsing your *playlist* it removes the current song from
the playlist

When you use random play the playlist (a plugin) is filled automatically
with random songs. When pressing add inside the playlist the song is
deleted from the playlist. No logs AFAIK. If you want to add it to
favorites, press the right arrow and scroll down to the correct option.

You cannot create a playlist from random play because random play is
using a playlist itself, SC can only have one active playlist.

If things didn't work this way it would confuse me ;)

Regards,
Peter

benj
2008-05-28, 14:02
This annoyed the hell ot of me for ages as well. But this plugin helps: http://www.hergest.demon.co.uk/Music/slim/PlaylistManPlugin.htm

When you press the ADD button, you can choose a playlist to add it to. Not perfect, but better than the default.

mswlogo
2008-05-31, 18:48
I'll check out both suggestions.

Thanks !!