Thursday, June 23, 2011

New feature in v4.12: Fusion of different smart playlists into one

Until now you could only add / subtract / intersect the previous results with the new results within the same playlist.
Now you can add / subtract / intersect any of the existing smart playlists. You can have a smart playlist just to mix different lists into one (just fusion rules, no other rules), or you can mix the results of some rules with the results of other lists.

By simply tapping on "A", "B", "C", "D", "E" or "F" you cycle through the set operations "+" (union), "-" (minus) or "=" (intersection).
Adding is done first, then all subtractions are done, finally all intersections are executed.
In the above example for smart playlist "E", all songs with BPM < 160 are selected in the iPod music library, then these results are joined with the current results in list "B" and "D" and then this result set is intersected with list "A".

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great feature that I have become a fan of this and use it almost always.

    The only add-on to this, which I think will be a great value add to this feature will be an option (yes/no) to automatically re-generate dependent playlists automatically when I re-generate the master playlist. The reason for this because I usually have a criterion not to include songs that have been played recently e.g. yesterday or two days back, when I re-generate a playlist. Without this add on, each dependent playlist has to be re-generated manually first before the master playlist.

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