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Custom order of playlist items?
post Aug 6 2012, 22:55
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I'm wondering if there's a way to make playlists retain a certain order. In other words, I want my songs to be able to go back to a certain order even after I choose to arrange them by artist or track title from the columns. Right now, once they're sorted that way, they get organized and I'll have to go back and arrange them to my liking all over again. This is mainly a problem for me because I want 4000+ songs in one playlist and I want them all in a personalized order. Is there a way to do this with columns? The only way I can currently think of would be to assign a track number to all of them but the playlist is always growing so I don't want to edit every single song to add a track title...
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post Aug 10 2012, 07:07
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QUOTE (flagfighter @ Aug 9 2012, 02:12) *
mp3? I meant m3u. Pardon my derp.

Actually, I have an update. I couldn't open my m3u when I went to it through "Load Playlist" but I could open it from "Open". The problem is, it doesn't have all the songs in the playlist. It's only a small portion of what it should be. What the heck is even going on here...

Loading m3u(exported from iTunes) in fb2k works perfect for me. I have just tried it using latest stable versions of both the player.

QUOTE (flagfighter @ Aug 8 2012, 03:29) *
QUOTE (dhromed @ Aug 7 2012, 09:42) *
.. if itunes knows the date, then why doesn't foobar know the date?

It doesn't. I mean that they're still in the order that I dropped them into the playlist. To make this simpler to understand, here's what a playlist looks like in iTunes.

The column that only has an arrow that lists "1, 2, 3, 4, etc" is what I'm talking about. That's the kind of thing I want. It's sort of like a tracklist but just for the playlist. Is there a way to do that?

Actually the foobar is showing the actual tracklist so
for this you need to make a custom column and use %list_index% in pattern

QUOTE (flagfighter @ Aug 9 2012, 17:13) *
I haven't looked at many m3us in text form like this before, but the list seems to be correct when I open it in notepad.

It starts like so:
As you can see, those are the correct songs that should be at the top of my playlist, just like in my screenshot. The rest of the list also seems to be correct all the way down. Yet when I open it in Foobar... It's only a portion of it.

I don't know what's going wrong in your case but here its loading the playlist as it is in iTunes. See the screenshots from both the players 1st: foobar 2nd iTunes from left to right m3u playlist screenshots

Note: though i have used simplaylist, but it works in the default playlist too.

Edit: Use $max(%list_index%,0) to remove the 0's padding

This post has been edited by prateek88: Aug 10 2012, 07:28
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