[mythtv-users] MythMusic - Is there a simple way to just tell it to play an album?

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Nov 2 20:02:18 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 07:46:07PM +0000, Paul Harrison wrote:
> On 02/11/12 17:46, Chris Lewis wrote:
> >
> >    Well I don't want to drag up old ground so I guess I'll just set
> >    about making playlists for the albums.  I have to say it seems
> >    counter intuitive though.
> >
> >    Chris
> >
> >
> >
> >No I must be stupid.  If i create a play list for a whole album
> >how do i tell mythmusic to just play it!
> >
> >Chris
> >
> You don't have to create playlists for every album that would be
> silly. MythMusic has an active playlist or play queue you add tracks
> to. You basically find the album you want to play or a track from it
> and then add the tracks from the album to the active play list. You
> can find the album by browsing through your music on the  Playlist
> Editor - Tree or Gallery views or use the search view to find a
> track from the album then use the Quick playlist -> Tracks from
> Current Album option. If it's an album you play regularly you could
> save the active playlist to a regular playlist or create a Smart
> Playlist which would allow you to quickly add the album to the
> active playlist later.
> Once you begin to understand how it works it becomes easy find what
> you want to play simply by browsing through the music tree and
> adding or replacing the tracks on the active play list.

    There's nothing simple about taking something that used to be
just selecting a single entity and turning that into an interface
where you need to select n+1 child entities instead.

    There's nothing simple about creating a bunch of extra busy work.

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