---++!! Creating OTF playlists on the Iriver H1xx series Having spent a bit of time trying to find really good instructions for using the OTF playlist function on my H140, I thought I'd write some full, detailed ones myself to help anyone else out who might be having the same trouble. %TOC% --- ---++ Creating an OTF playlist 1 Stop any tracks you are playing and go to the File Browser 2 Navigate to and highlight the first track or directory you want to add to your new playlist. 3 Press and hold the joystick button down, then select 'Playlist' > 'Insert' %BR% * __Insert__ positions file after previous file added to playlist, (if previously added file was _Insert last_ then, _Insert_ positions new file after that one).%BR% * __Insert Next__ positions file after Now Playing file, (to be played next after Now Playing). %BR% * __Insert Last__ positions file last in the playlist. %BR% * The difference between _Insert_ and _Queue_ is that the _Queue_ files are removed from playlist once played.%BR% 4 The track will start playing. Leave it playing, and now press the joystick button down quickly once to bring up the file menu again 5 Navigate to the next track or directory you want to add, hold the joystick button down again and Select 'Playlist' > 'Insert Last' (Or 'Insert Next', or whatever option you want!) 6 Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you have added all the tracks you want 7 When you are done, press the A-B button again to bring up the main menu. %T% Remember that queued songs will not be included when you save a playlist. If you want to save the playlist, use the playlist 'Insert' function. Note: Set 'Playlist Options' > 'Recursively Insert Directory' to ON to have subdirectories included when inserting directories in your playlist. I would now suggest you save you playlist using the instructions below. You can also view/modify it at this point if you want prior to saving. Instructions on how to do this are also given below. --- ---++ Saving the playlist 1 Press A-B button if necessary to get to the main menu 2 Go to 'Playlist Options', and choose 'Save Current Playlist' 3 A keyboard screen will appear and the playlist will initially be named "/dynamic.m3u". 4 To delete letters from the current name, press the RECORD button 5 Move the joystick to highlight the letters you want (You can also use the A-B button to toggle between UPPER CASE and lower case characters) 6 Press the Joystick button to select each letter you want 7 Make sure your filename ends in '.m3u' 8 When you are finished, Press the PLAY button to save the file. It will be saved in the ROOT folder on your iRiver, unless you have specified a different folder in the filename you entered, e.g. '/PLAYLISTS/MyPlaylist.m3u'. %X% %RED%IMPORTANT!%ENDCOLOR% If you are going to try and save it in a different folder, make sure the folder exists first. Rockbox will NOT create folders for you. Trying to save into a folder that doesn't already exist, will cause a major error (It says something like '*PANIC*' on the screen), as I recently found out!!!!!!!%BR% If this happens, just reset your player. I did this and had no issues. --- ---++ Viewing/Editing tracks in the playlist 1 Either before of after saving your playlist, you can go to 'Playlist Options' > 'View Current playlist'. This will bring up the list of songs in the chosen playlist in order. 2 Highlight the track you want to change. 3 Press and hold the joystick button down to bring up a list of options.%BR%%BR%Then either:%BR%%BR% 4 Choose 'Remove' if you want to delete the highlighted song from the playlist.%BR%%BR%Or...%BR%%BR% 5 Choose 'Move' to move the song in the playlist order. It will return you to the playlist, and there will be a flashing cursor. Move it to the point in the playlist you want the song to move to, then press the joystick button again to move it. 6 Repeat steps 2-5 until you are happy with the order and list of songs. 7 Press the joystick left a couple of times to get back to the main menu. Now SAVE YOUR PLAYLIST! --- ---++ To play the playlist 1 Using the File browser, navigate to where you saved your playlist and highlight it with the cursor. 2 Press the joystick button down or push the joystick to the right. Either will activate the playlist. 3 The playlist should now start playing! --- I hope people find these instructions useful. Please feel free to update the page, if you can add anything useful. [[EdSolman][Ed Solman]] (IRC nick: wrecker)
r9 - 31 Jan 2006 - 09:57:02 -
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