Manage playlists with regard to the planed "Organise files" feature
I really like the idea of the upcoming "Organise Files" feature (files are renamed and moved into directories based on their tags, like: artist/album/tracknum-trackname). However there is one major reason for me why I would not use that feature at the moment: it would break any playlists that have those files in them (at least all the ones based on file path, most I guess).
My suggestion is to add a feature that corrects playlists when changing the path of a music file (name and directory). To keep things simple I would have the user supply one directory of playlists and only support some of main formats. This could lead on to some other nice corrections that can be done to playlist (replace absolute paths with relative path etc.).
Keep up the good work!
I got several playlist, they should be fixed when the path has been corrected.
Yes, the way I'd prefer it to be configured is for it to "just work" and have zero configuration, just pick up the playlists as they are found.
The trouble with this is that if albums are discovered first and get moved first, our knowledge of available playlists is not complete and some still end up not being updated.
So either we need to pre-identify playlists, or certain actions (like moving file paths) need to be recognised as having dependencies, and so they should be delayed until a full scan has completed.
Fixing Playlists (particularly m3u) to reflect Folder/Album movements would be really valuable. I'm sure most people using bliss also use Playlists and managing these manually can be a nightmare.
Playlist location could be identified in Settings the way Music Location is now.
Yep, sounds completely sensible.... there might be some interesting ideas for managing playlists.