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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116  \chapter{Working with Playlists} \label{ref:working_with_playlists} \section{Introduction} \section{Playlist terminology} Here are some common terms that are used in Rockbox when referring to playlists: \begin{description} \item[Directory:] A playlist! One of the keys to getting the most out of Rockbox is understanding that Rockbox \emph{always} considers the song that it is playing to be part of a playlist, and in some situations, Rockbox will create a playlist automatically. For example, if you are playing the contents of a directory, Rockbox will automatically create a playlist containing the songs in that directory. This means that just about anything that is described in this chapter with respect to playlists also applies to directories. \item[Dynamic playlist:] A dynamic playlist is a playlist that is created On the fly.'' Any time you insert or queue tracks using the \setting{Playlist submenu} (see \rockref:{playlist_submenu}), you are creating (or adding to) a dynamic playlist. \item[Insert:] In Rockbox, to \setting{Insert} an item into a playlist means putting an item into a playlist and leaving it there, even after it is played. As you will see later in this chapter, Rockbox can \setting{Insert} into a playlist in several places. \item[Queue:] In Rockbox, to \setting{Queue} a song means to put the song into a playlist and then to remove the song from the playlist once it has been played. The only difference between \setting{Insert} and \setting{Queue} is that the \setting{Queue} option removes the song from the playlist once it has been played, and the \setting{Insert} option does not. \section{Creating playlists} Rockbox can create playlists in four different ways. \subsection{Creating playlists by playing a song} Whenever a song is selected from the \setting{File Browser} using the \ButtonSelect\ button, Rockbox will automatically create a playlist containing all of the songs in the directory in which that song is located. \note{If you already have already created a dynamic playlist, playing a new song will \emph{erase} the current playlist and create a new one. If you want to add a song to the current playlist rather than erasing the current playlist, see the section below on Adding music to playlists.'' \subsection{Creating a dynamic playlist using the Insert and Queue functions} \subsection{Creating a playlist using the Playlist Catalog} \subsection{Creating a playlist from the Main Menu} \section{Adding music to playlists} \subsection{\label{ref:Playlistsubmenu}Adding music to a dynamic playlist} \screenshot{rockbox_interface/images/ss-playlist-menu}{The Playlist Submenu}{} The \setting{Playlist Submenu} allows you to put tracks into a dynamic playlist''. If there is no music currently playing, Rockbox will create a new dynamic playlist and put the selected track(s) into the playlist. If there is music currently playing, Rockbox will put the selected track(s) into the current playlist. The place in which the newly selected tracks are added to the playlist is determined by the following options: \begin{description} \item [Insert:] Add track(s) to playlist. If no other tracks have been inserted then the selected track will be added immediately after current playing track, otherwise they will be added to end of insertion list. \item [Insert next:] Add track(s) immediately after current playing track, no matter what else has been inserted. \item [Insert last:] Add track(s) to end of playlist. \item [Queue:] Queue is the same as Insert except queued tracks are deleted immediately from the playlist after they've been played. Also, queued tracks are not saved to the playlist file (see \rockref{ref:playlistoptions}). \item [Queue next:] Queue track(s) immediately after current playing track. \item [Queue last:] Queue track(s) at end of playlist. \end{description} The \setting{Playlist Submenu} can be used to add either single tracks or entire directories to a playlist. If the \setting{Playlist Submenu} is invoked on a single track, it will put only that track into the playlist. On the other hand, if the \setting{Playlist Submenu} is invoked on a directory, Rockbox adds all of the tracks in that directory to the playlist. Dynamic playlists are saved so resume will restore them exactly as they were before shutdown. \section{Saving playlists} \section{Loading saved playlists} \section{Helpful Hints} \subsection{Including subdirectories in playlists} You can control whether or not Rockbox includes the contents of subdirectories when adding an entire directory to a playlists. Set the \setting{Main Menu $\rightarrow$ Playlist Options $\rightarrow$ Recusively Insert Directories} setting to \setting{Yes} if you would like Rockbox to include tracks in subdirectories as well as tracks in the currently-selected directory.}