Feature #598

Export only selected Playlist items to new playlist

Added by Jim Turner over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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November 28, 2015
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Would you consider altering the "Export Playlist" option to export only selected items to new playlist file IF items are actually selected (as opposed to all current playlist items, as is the case now)? If none are selected, then keep as-is (export all) - (or else, tell me how to do this in the gui). I have found no way to do this currently (create a new playlist that contains only selected items from a larger playlist). I'd happily develop a patch, but I honestly haven't figured out how / where precicely in the program code the items are actually saved to a playlist file.




#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 8 years ago

Does the following not work?

1. Copy (Ctrl+C)
2. New Playlist (Ctrl+T)
3. Paste (Ctrl+V)
4. Export Playlist

#2 Updated by Jim Turner over 8 years ago

Thank you for the quick reply and solution! Yes that works and does what I was needing to do. I normally use the WinAmp interface and a single playlist, so it didn't occur to me to try creating a new playlist, then exporting. Also, for some reason in WinAmp interface it's Shift+N instead of Ctrl+T). I still think it'd be a good to add a new "Export Selected" option, if it's fairly trivial to do. It looks like my original idea wouldn't work in the GTK interface, since something is always "selected". What do you think would be best?



#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 8 years ago

I would rather not add a new command since the same thing is fairly easy to achieve with the copy-paste method.

#4 Updated by Jim Turner over 8 years ago

No prob. Further examination shows me that this would likely be difficult to impliment anyway, as it appears that playlists are currently saved as immutable objects rather than broken out as individual items. I'll stick w/the Copy-Paste method. Thanks for the tip, so you can close this request as far as I'm concerned.



#5 Updated by John Lindgren over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

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