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Subject: Re: dynamic playlist reset?
From: Jean Boullier (jean.boullier_at_wanadoo.fr)
I think we are both right and wrong regarding what I think is Savante's
problem (and mine as well). We both have given valid ways of clearing
the previous playlist and it is obvious that your way is the simplest
one. In fact our problem is how to start a new empty playlist, and
unfortunately your way is not good because starting to play a new track
is implicitely creating a playlist of the full directory where it is
residing My answer is not better because it does not say anything on
the next step. Because I did not realise the problem before reading your
So in fact the way to start a new clean playlist is not to start playing
a first track but to "ON+PLAY" it and then to insert it in a playlist
which will actually contain that single file this time. Not obvious at
So, although you are right that a discrete "clear playlist" or "clear
queue" function is not absolutely necessary, that could help to make
sure that nothing else is already in queue when someone wants to start
queuing titles after the currently playing one without having to stop
it. Think of some kind of "DJ-like" situation for example if that helps
to figure out what I am about.
What do you think? Jean.
Jean Boullier - Rouen - Normandie - France
Hardeep Sidhu wrote:
>>>I miss a function for handling the new super cool dynamic playlist
>>>function: resetting the playlist. I cant figure out how to do this
>>If you use to run with the "Resume = Ask" setting you can force the
>>Dynamic Playlist Feature to start from clear by pressing "Off" to stop
>>playing, then "On" to trigger the "Resume" question and answer "No".
>You don't need to do any of this: the dynamic playlist is cleared every time
>you start playing a new track/playlist.
>>This is strictly to answer your question, not to mean that a simple
>>"Clear playlist" in the "Playlist options" would not be simpler!... 8-)
>I see no reason for this option.
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