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Winamp Playlists

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2013 07:08AM CEST

Winamp Playlists

The Winamp® playlist organizes your music files, your videos, favorite internet radio stations and all of your media resources into a single, intuitive interface. If you are using Winamp for the first time, then the playlist may be empty.

 

Loading Playlists

A playlist lets you keep a list of tracks to play whenever you want. You get to keep your choice and order of tracks.

 

To open the Playlist Editor

  • Open the Main or View menu and select Playlist Editor.
 

To load a playlist Open the File menu and click Open Playlist.

 

To load a playlist from the Media Library

  • Click the Manage Playlist button and select Open Playlist from Media Library.
  • Or for Classic skins you can right-click the List Opts button to access the same menu.
  • Or right-click on the frame or any blank space in the Main or Playlist windows (or use the Main menu from the top left corner icon) and select Play > Playlist from Media Library.
  • Or open the Media Library window, and load a playlist via the Playlists view.
 

Playlist Editing

The Winamp playlist organizes your music files, your videos, favorite internet radio stations and all of your media resources into a single, intuitive interface. If you are using Winamp for the first time, then the playlist may be empty. You can edit your playlist in any of these ways:

 

Add Button: Click this button for track addition options.

  • Add files(s): Add files from your computer to the current playlist.
  • Add directory: Add a directory on your computer to the current playlist.
  • Add location: Add an Internet location to the current playlist.
 

Rem (Remove) Button: Click this button for removal options.

  • Remove selected files: Remove the selected tracks from the current playlist.
  • Crop selected: Only keep the selected tracks, while removing others.
  • Clear playlist: Remove all the tracks in the current playlist.
  • Remove
    • Remove all dead files : Remove tracks that have missing, moved, or deleted files.
    • Physically remove selected file(s): Delete selected tracks from your computer. Caution: Using this option will permanently remove the selected tracks from your computer and they will be irrecoverable.
    • Remove duplicate entries : Remove any multiple entries of the same file.
 

Sel (Select) Button: Click this button for selection options.

  • Select all: Select all of the tracks in the current playlist.
  • Select none: Select none of the tracks in the current playlist.
  • Invert selection: Select all of the unselected tracks in the current playlist, and clear the selected tracks.
 

Misc Button: Click this button for miscellaneous options.

  • File Info
    • File info: Display detailed information about the selected track.
    • Playlist entry: Change the file location associated with the select track.
  • Sort
    • Sort list by title: Sort the playlist by title.
    • Sort list by filename: Sort the playlist by the filename of each track.
    • Sort list by path and filename: Sort the playlist first by path and then by filename.
    • Reverse list: Reverse the current order of the playlist.
    • Randomize list: Shuffles up the current order of the playlist.
  • Misc
    • Generate HTML playlist: Create an HTML version of the current playlist.
    • Read extended info on selection: Read any additional information from the ID3 tag for the selected track.
 

Manage Playlist Button: Click this button for list-related options.

  • Open playlist: Open a saved playlist.
  • Open Media Library view results: Open a Local Media view from the Media Library.
  • Open playlist from Library: Open a playlist saved in the Media Library.
  • Save playlist: Save the current playlist.
  • New playlist (clear): Clear the current playlist.
  • Manage Playlist: Open the Playlists panel of the Media Library.
 

You may also check out this cool video tutorial.

 

Saving Playlists

Once you've got the tracks you want in your playlist, make sure you save it for future generations.

 

To save a playlist

 
  • Open the File menu and click Save Playlist. The Save Playlist dialog box opens.
  • Choose a folder where you want to save your playlist.
  • In the File name field, type a name for your playlist.
  • In the Save as type drop down list, choose M3U Playlist or PLS Playlist. M3U is fine in most situations. If your playlist contains international (unicode) titles, then you should select M3U8 Playlist.
  • Click Save to save your playlist.
 

To save a playlist in the Media Library

 
  • Open the Media Library and click Playlists in the left pane.
  • Click the Import button at the bottom of the right pane.
  • Select one of the following three options:
    • Import playlists from folder
    • Import (active) current playlist
    • Import playlist from file
  • The imported playlists appear in the list above.

 


 

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