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Gordon30
2008-10-27, 09:49
Hi,

On the classic slimserver what is the best way to set up and manage playlists?

I know it can be done via the remote control but isn't that user friendly.

I also know you can make a playlist on music mixer but an not sure how to use it on the slim server.

any help much appreciated.

thanks,
Gordon

snarlydwarf
2008-10-27, 10:52
In the setup there is a specification for a Playlist Directory. Move your playlists there.

The only real Gotcha is that some programs make paths to files "relative" instead of "absolute"... which won't usually work. (Ie "relative to -WHAT-" becomes an issue.

I believe that if you configure iTunes/SC correctly, it will see and use any playlists you create in iTunes automatically. No need to move anything.

You can also use the web interface... build up a 'Now Playing' sort of playlist and then save it as a name. ('Save' is a little box on the lower right of the browser with the Default skin on SC7, just to the left of Delete.)

That said, I personally don't use any playlists: I swear by Erland's plugins like Dynamic Playlist and Trackstat to make playlists on the fly.

atrocity
2008-10-27, 11:42
The only real Gotcha is that some programs make paths to files "relative" instead of "absolute"... which won't usually work.

All my playlists have relative paths. As a result, the same playlist will work on Squeezecenter/Ubuntu and in Foobar 2000/Windows.

Gordon30
2008-10-29, 04:58
In the setup there is a specification for a Playlist Directory. Move your playlists there.

The only real Gotcha is that some programs make paths to files "relative" instead of "absolute"... which won't usually work. (Ie "relative to -WHAT-" becomes an issue.

I believe that if you configure iTunes/SC correctly, it will see and use any playlists you create in iTunes automatically. No need to move anything.

You can also use the web interface... build up a 'Now Playing' sort of playlist and then save it as a name. ('Save' is a little box on the lower right of the browser with the Default skin on SC7, just to the left of Delete.)

That said, I personally don't use any playlists: I swear by Erland's plugins like Dynamic Playlist and Trackstat to make playlists on the fly.

Thanks for info. On the webinterface it will not allow me to specify a playlist directory.

Can you please tell me where to download erlands dynamic playlist and how to install them.

Previously I have tried putting plugins into the plugin folder within the public folder on the slimserver but I am denied access. Any ideas with this also?

Thanks
Gordon

erland
2008-11-02, 23:38
Can you please tell me where to download erlands dynamic playlist and how to install them.

Previously I have tried putting plugins into the plugin folder within the public folder on the slimserver but I am denied access. Any ideas with this also?

Third party plugins should be installed in the "Plugins" directory, not in "Slim/Plugin". This directory might require administrative access to write to, so make sure you are logged in as a user with administrative access when you copy files to it.

You will find my plugins together with all third party plugins:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SqueezeCenter_Plugins

Or directly from my download page:
http://erland.isaksson.info/download