Old 23rd April 2010, 23:48   #1
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Local Media vs. Playlist

Hey

I've been playing with Winamp 5.572, and I have a suggestion.

I REALLY like the three pain view you click on Local Media - Audio. You can easily navigate to an artist, album, etc and play one song or a group of songs. However, what I do not like is that there is no way to permanently filter or remove some content.

For example, lets say that all my audio files in:

C:\mp3

and all my music is in:

C:\mp3\music

and all my comedy is in:

C:\mp3\comedy

The issue I have is this. When I go to the Local Media - Audio view, I get both my comedy and music mp3's shown which is really messy. I would really like to generate a sub folder under Audio and have multiple different "watch" folders that I can have automatically update when I add or delete mp3's from the watched folders.

Now I'm sure someone is going to suggest that I just make two playlists. One for music and one for comedy. Well first of all the above two folders is a simplification of what I really have. And second, Playlists are static and do not update. If I add, delete, or move files, they do not update.

I don't want to have to constantly update and create playlists every time I add new music. The way that winamp updates the Local Media is GREAT! BUT, I really would like to be able to organize the content and use it with that great three pain view.

Thanks,

Jason S.
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Old 24th April 2010, 00:11   #2
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Create another Local Media view...

1. right click on Local Media > select 'Add Smart View...'

2. from the 'Choose a Preset:' drop-down box select 'Audio'
3. click the plus button underneath the first "formula" boxes, that will bring up a 2nd row of "formula" boxes
4. make sure and is selected between the two rows of "formula" boxes
5. in the 2nd row, first column select 'Filename' > 2nd column select 'Contains' > third column add all or part of the path for the folder you want create a view for. Example (from your example)...

C:\mp3\music


or just,


mp3\music


4. At the bottom of the 'New Smart View' box, give it a new name > Press the OK button


Do the same steps for comedy and/or other folders you would like to add

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Old 24th April 2010, 00:17   #3
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Thanks JonnyMac!

I'll give that a shot.

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Old 24th April 2010, 00:27   #4
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That's PERFECT! Thanks again!!!

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Old 24th April 2010, 01:03   #5
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