Intelligent Music Scheduler

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 29, 2008
Updated • Sep 20, 2017
Music, Music and Video

If you are looking for a music tool to create the perfect playlist then you may want to take a closer look at an application called Intelligent Music Scheduler.

The playlists generator works best with a properly tagged music collection because it takes the majority of information from audio tags. It does however have a few aces up its sleeve to create compelling playlists even if the music collection is only partially tagged.

Intelligent Music Scheduler uses so called libraries to create playlists. A library includes a list of music files that the user selected for inclusion. This can be the complete music collection or only part of it. The music program analyzes the songs that are selected by the user, and provides several ways to use them for playlist creation.

The first tab Time defines the basic parameters of the playlist. The user can select a number of items, minutes or megabytes which define the number of songs, the playtime or maximum size of the songs that make up the playlist. A value of 100 items would mean that the program would pick 100 songs from the library.

That menu alone contains additional parameters that can be defined, for instance the time between songs and artists. This defines the minimum time between playing a song of the same artist.

The user can also pick the time between genres, length, year and recording time. This alone would make a pretty sophisticated playlist tool but there is more, much more. It is for example possible to play only selected genres, only albums, by rating or by music format.

Intelligent Music Scheduler uses an Audioscrobbler mashup that can be activated to use it for playlist generation. Audioscrobbler is the backbone of the popular music website It also offers a Zararadio mashup which I'm not 100% about because I never used that service before.

Update: The application is no longer available. You can try different programs, such as iTunes or MediaMonkey to create custom tailored playlists.

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  1. Justin said on November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The warning message about AAC streams when you load streams is because you don’t have the free Orban AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin installed.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Justin, thanks for the information.

  2. santosh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    does this support AAC ? or only mp3 streaming

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 am

      I’d say it supports all pls streams but I have not tried that so cannot verify it 100%.

  3. Barnabas said on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Martin for a most informative and viable solution (it allowed me to play streams from a Netherland internet radio station in my WMP)! Continued success to you!

    Barnabas (USA)

  4. AppleRome said on October 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Your steps’ recommendation is still valid until 7th October 2012.. Thank you very much !!

  5. Laura said on December 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!

  6. sak2005 said on December 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    You must convert file.pls to file.m3u
    because file.pls open with winamp and file.m3u open with wmp.

  7. Lithium said on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    2017 still kicking on Windows 7
    Thx a ton

  8. Dennis said on April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Hey, even i can do it, i stumbled through it and it works great! The only instruction advice i will add as i had to figure this out, when the wmp box opens that says save or open the bar on right says wmp click that drop down and select “open pls in wmp” once you do that it will work . Took me quite some time to discover that as i am no computer expert by any means. Having said that, previously i had downloaded codec packages and something about aac. None did any good. This rocks, i listen to a lot of internet radio and a number of them have dropped flash player and getting wmp to work had been a nightmare. So many thanks for this great solution to another problem that Micro-Hell will not even address. Peace- Out

  9. stephen marshall said on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    openplsinwmp came in a zip file. I unpacked it, and didn’t find anything that looks like an executable, and even the files in the “doc” folder were in a format windows didn’t recognize. I’m not stupid. you said it would open effortlessly. It didn’t. This a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down.

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