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justreturned
2008-09-27, 06:03
Hello,

There is one distinct feature that I miss on my Squeezeboxes/Squeezecenter: the ability of creating a new playlist without interrupting playback of the current song.

Often times when I listen to random songs from my library, I stumble upon some artist or album I haven't heard in a while and I want to continue my listening with that material.

I am therefore looking for a function on SqueezeCenter which lets me wipe the current playlist but does not interrupt the playback of the current song, sort of like "cropping" the currently played song, removing all others. I could then just add my new playlist using the "add" functionality.

Obviously I could just manually delete all other songs, but with playlists of >10 songs this is very tedious.

Is there a plugin or a hidden preference which would enable such a functionality?

Thanks,

Silvio

Siduhe
2008-09-27, 06:36
Don't think it will do exactly what you are looking for, but the Playlist Manager plugin extends the standard SC playlist management functionality in a very helpful way.

http://www.hergest.demon.co.uk/Music/slim/PlaylistManPlugin.htm

aubuti
2008-09-28, 08:12
I am therefore looking for a function on SqueezeCenter which lets me wipe the current playlist but does not interrupt the playback of the current song, sort of like "cropping" the currently played song, removing all others. I could then just add my new playlist using the "add" functionality.
This doesn't do exactly what you want but it's close: press and hold the add button (+) on the remote (works on both IR remote and SB Controller) for the new tracks you want to add to the playlist, and they will jump the queue to play immediately after the current track. On some of the SC web ui skins you also have a "play next" option that does the same thing. Eventually your old playlist will ascend to current, but at least it meets your goal of changing your playlist without interrupting the current track or manually deleting all the other playlist entries.

justreturned
2008-09-29, 13:28
Thanks - I didn't know this function before! Is there anything similar from the default WebUI?

aubuti
2008-09-29, 13:54
Thanks - I didn't know this function before! Is there anything similar from the default WebUI?
I'm not sure if this works with the current SC (and don't have SC available now to test) but you should try the "?moreThanThis=1" trick, as described here: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=49122