I'm not using playlists normally when I want to listen to music. I either tune in to some Internet Radio station or drop a folder full of music on my favorite music player AIMP.
Some of my friends however make a science out of it and create playlists for different moods or situations and they told me about a software that they use to create the playlists.
The name of the software is Playlist Creator. All it does is take a number of multimedia files and create a playlist out of the selection.
The files can be added by selecting folders or single files, and sorted exactly the way you want them to be.You do need to use the up and down icons that the program makes available though as you cannot just use the arrow keys on the keyboard instead or mouse drag to move a file to a new position.
I'm always referring to files and not songs. The reason behind this is that you can also add other multimedia files with extensions like mpeg or avi to the playlist to play them in programs like SMPlayer or MPlayer which support them.
I did not try out what would happen if you mix video and audio files in one playlist though but it is likely that it will work fine in a program that supports both audio and video files. Back to the creation of the playlist. You can set the path to be relative or absolute in the options.
One feature that I think is missing is the ability to load files from subdirectories as well. My default folder structure for my music collection is band / album / files and I have to pick the album folder to add it to the playlist. It would be nice if I could select the band folder and the Playlist Creator would automatically search through all subfolders and add the files it finds.
The Playlist Maker supports .pls and .m3u playlists files which you can create using it. You do need to select a directory for the playlist to be saved to and a name before you can do so though.
Playlists can be saved as .pls or .m3u files. Are you using a different method to create playlists?
oh my… you’re listening to bridge to solace… awesome !
Sometimes I like to use MusicIP Mixer which uses some kind of intelligence to detect your music files’ DNA, then you can select some tracks you like to listen now and it generates a bigger playlist of similar tracks. You can tweak and optimize the playlist generation in some ways. It is pretty interesting and effective if you donÂ´t have the time but you want a fresh perspective of your music. I also like the copy/move function to use the mix in a portable player that don’t support m3U, even renaming accordingly. It is a very nice free software, I think.
whatÂ´s so special about a software, that creates playlists?! afaik winamp is managing this for years….just to mention one piece of software that does the same as the software mentioned above.
Leave the guy alone smartass. I HATE winamp, it has become BLOATWARE and SHITWARE that you can NEVER completely uninstall, and some of us out there that don’t own iTurds would like to just create playlists for our generic mp3 players, or just for the hell of it.