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Thread: Tutorial: How to create a rolodex-style index using Smart playlists in Mezzmo

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    I am having an issue where I need to split up some my genres as there are too many songs and it exceeds the Samsung buffer limit of 1k songs. e.g. I want to sort be gender Rock and then a range of (10) albums starting with sequential lettering so I can parse the entire genre into 3 or 4 playlists. I cannot find a way to do this with Smar or Active playlists and it appears I may have to manually set up playlists. Is there a way to make this happen by Smart or Active? I have played with it quite a bit with no success except for only genre and 1 alpha. Can ranges be entered into conditions? Also, home come "songs" isn't a criteria I could use? I would love to do "Genre" and "songs" beginning with A-F, etc. Actually, overall I would love if the sorting capabilites mirrored MS Media Player.

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    Ranges are not available at the moment, but it's planned soon. We'll be adding more keywords/conditions as well, so keep the suggestions coming in!

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    Awesome.....in the situation I have, the only way I have found where I could parse my Rock collection of .mp3s was to create (4)playlists representing Rock and alpha ranges in MS Media Player and then do linked playlists in Mezzmo. I could figure out no way other than manually putting every song into a playlist in Mezzmo which would have been tedious. MS Media allows me to sort by song title, and genre which then put the alpha char. heading above each section. I could then click on the alpha to select all within that letter, then copy to the playlist. Once that was done, I set up the link playlist and I had what I needed. I am trying to figrue our many angles. I think another thing that would help on Smart playlist is beyond "all" or "any" might be a kind of "or" or "then if" kind of thing. If I could do a Smart where all must have a specifice genre, and then be able to add multiple alpha characters as a "start with", then I could have acheived what I needed. I could only do Genre with one Alpha character using "All". Use of "any" ignored the genre statement and picked all songs of all genres with the requested started alpha character. I really like the Smart feature, and with a few more condition options I think this could be stellar. As it is, I am getting pretty well organized, as I have learned that depending on the case, you may have to use Smart, link, or Active and I am using all 3. Active seems to be almost the most cumbersome for manual use as your orignal library almost has to be arranged in folders of genre or the like. In my case I organize the folders as MS does, simply in public sharing folders by artist name.

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    I created the "Rolodex-style" index and it worked great. However, the list produced under each index playlist is an unsorted list of songs. Is there any way I can get a list of individual artist names under the index (and further, albums belonging to that artist under that)?

    Like so: Artist Index -> P -> Pink Floyd -> Dark Side of the Moon -> <list of songs in album>

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMatic View Post
    I created the "Rolodex-style" index and it worked great. However, the list produced under each index playlist is an unsorted list of songs. Is there any way I can get a list of individual artist names under the index (and further, albums belonging to that artist under that)?

    Like so: Artist Index -> P -> Pink Floyd -> Dark Side of the Moon -> <list of songs in album>
    I agree - It would be nice to be able to organize the playlist like that, even though I would prefer it like this: Artist Index -> P -> Pink Floyd -> <list of songs.
    By the way, I think what RMatic describes is possible with Serviio as it makes an index under Artist.
    Nice if it would be possible to do with Mezzmo as well.

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    Sorry, it appears no one has replied to RMatic's original post.

    In any case, we'll be working on adding more flexibility to playlists for future versions, so I believe this should be possible later.

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    HI, I have all my music in \Artist\Album\songs format and want to create a playlist under the folders playlist that has all artists beginning with i.e. A\Artist\album\songs or B\Artist\Album\Songs.
    When I view the folders on my TV it takes forever to scroll through the all the individual artist folders and having a list of all A artists etc would speed this up.
    Is the above possible and how would do this? Thanks, excellent product.

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    Hi,

    At the moment that's not possible, unfortunately, but this is planned as a future feature - you'd be able to limit active and smart playlists, so then you could create an active hierarchy to show titles only starting with 'A' (for example).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Mezzmo is very flexible in the way it allows you to organize your media files. It comes with some pre-created playlists, but you can add your own to make it truly yours.

    I will show you how to make a rolodex-style index out of your music artists. This is just a sample of what Mezzmo can do.

    1) start Mezzmo
    2) right-click on the Music playlist and select Create Playlist -> Playlist to create a normal playlist that will be a placeholder (root) for your index
    3) in the dialog that comes up, name your placelist some list "Artist Index" and click OK
    4) now right-click on the newly created playlist and select Create Playlist -> Smart Playlist
    5) in the dialog that comes up, type in "A" as the playlist name, then make sure that "Match" is check and is set to "all"
    6) in the combo boxes select: "Artist", "starts with" and type "a" (no quotes) in the edit box, click the "+" button to add another condition
    7) in the new condition, select "File Type", "music" to limit your playlist to music items only and click OK to save
    8) repeat steps 4-7 for all the letters and you've got a working, dynamic index of your music files by artist name

    Enjoy!

    Dennis
    Hi, i followed the above instructions and managed to create a decent playlist. I was just wondering how would i get mezzmo to import the seperate srt files for each of the videos into the rolodex-style playlist?
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by qupncy View Post
    Hi, i followed the above instructions and managed to create a decent playlist. I was just wondering how would i get mezzmo to import the seperate srt files for each of the videos into the rolodex-style playlist?
    cheers
    SRT files are matched against the actual file, so it doesn't matter which playlist the file is in, SRTs will be picked up by Mezzmo and delivered to the device (if it supports it), regardless of how you get to the file.

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