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Subject: Re: Database and bookmarks/playlists

Re: Database and bookmarks/playlists

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 21:37:01 +1100

On 7 March 2011 21:34, Paul Louden <> wrote:
> On 3/7/2011 4:29 AM, pondlife wrote:
>> I think of a playlist as an entity in its own right.  Whilst I may have
>> generated it from a directory or database query, I may then have manually
>> edited it (removing that one track I always skip...).
> Once a manual edit has taken place, I'd expect it to be treated like "an
> explicit list of files."
> Meanwhile, if I've told my player "play for me all my Ozzy Osbourne tracks"
> and made no manual changes, I'd expect it to change what's in the list based
> on what's available on the player.
> This is, sorta, a difference between database playback and file based
> playback, to me. I'd expect a database playlist to be a query result until
> manually changed, while I think I lean more to one generated from a folder
> staying an explicit list (thus not changing even if folder contents change).

Like I said, this can be argued easily from both sides. And yes, any
manual editing changes it to a "m3u"-ish playlist and not dirplay so
the track list "should" stay the same
Received on 2011-03-07

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