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Subject: RE: what do you think about : Playlist = Folder
From: Andreas Stemmer (
Date: 2004-01-12

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Directories are part of the file system, and it shows the
> true contents
> of the hard drive. Playlists are files containing references
> to files,
> possibly from all over the file system, and also possibly
> non-existant.
> I think it is a really bad idea to view a playlist as a
> directory, since
> it would (IMHO) be really confusing.

It would be confusing if it's not clear whether the user is browsing a
playlist or a directory. Thie big benefit of this feature would be, that it
would be possible to add a single item of the browsed playlist to the
dynamic playlist (useful for ID3Browse playlists for example).


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