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Actual Playlists

Postby therad » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:33 pm

I am going to assume this feature is not available. I would love to see the playlist be a true playlist that you can move through the songs with the media player. I was hoping subsonic did this but it seems like the only thing you can do is make a playlist and have that streamed to you. Other than that I love everything about Subsonic!

So here is what I would like to see. Either an option where you can choose how the playlist is created. I know you can put playlists in a playlist so this shouldn't be a big problem to do. Simply make a seperate playlist for each song in the "parent" playlist so you can skip through the songs.

Hope that was clear enough. Thanks for the great software!
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Postby sindre_mehus » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:42 pm


It would be fairly straight-forward to implement a client-side playlist like you suggests. There is, however, a problem with it that I don't know how to solve: If you change the playlist (in the web interface) after you've started playing, these changes won't be reflected in the client-side playlist. That would be very confusing, I think.

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Postby therad » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:42 pm

I see your point. The only thing you could do is reload the playlist (client-side) after changes are made on the server side playlist. That would be a little unintuitive to say the least.

Subsonic definately is the best solution I have seen for remote streaming of a music library. I've tried vibestreamer. Works ok (other than no transcoding). But I'm really looking for something I can use with media player, which subsonic does excellently. Just wish it was less like listening to a streaming radio station and more like I was controlling the playlist locally, not just a stream.

All in all I think subsonic gets it right with everything else, and I think my feature is a technical issue that might not be overcome in the near future. If I come across any ideas I'll try and share them here if you are interested.

Thanks once again for the excellent program!
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