Monday, October 26, 2015

Also search by Album Artist

UPDATE: SmartPlaylist v9.1 has now been released.

Update delayed, because Apple now wants me to remove all album artwork in the screenshots shown in the App Store ... (for more than six years this was no problem)

The next version of SmartPlaylist (v9.1) will also offer to search by Album Artist, in addition to or instead of Artist.

You can make the following settings (in Menu > Settings ...):

- Show / hide rules: Show or hide Album Artist
- MusicBrowser: Show / hide: Use either Artist or Album Artist for the hierarchical Music Browser (e.g. Genre > Composer > Album Artist > Title)

Friday, September 25, 2015

SmartPlaylist iOS 9: French / German logical operators not working

UPDATE: Fixed in v9.0
In SmartPlaylist in iOS 9 the logical operators in French (" OU ", " ET ", "PAS ", " MAIS PAS ") and German  (" ODER ", " UND ", "NICHT", " ABER NICHT ") are not working, the result set is always empty,

Workaround: Use the English operators " OR ", " AND ", "NOT ", " BUT NOT " / " AND NOT ".

Solution: The next version of SmartPlaylist will fix this bug.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bug in iOS 8.4: "Shuffle: albums" behaves like "Shuffle: titles"

Unfortunately "Shuffle: albums" now behaves like "Shuffle: titles" in iOS 8.4.

UPDATE: Still not fixed in iOS 9.0...

Hopefully Apple will fix this bug soon. As the built-in Music player does not offer this shuffle option, I'm afraid they don't care much about this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New feature: Indicate selected playback options on the "Options" button

In the next version of SmartPlaylist you will see what special playback options you have set directly on the "Options" button:

In this example the Shuffle mode and the Tempo (formerly "Speed") are set to the default / standard value, so nothing is indicated on the "Options" button (no "S" or "T").
As the repeat mode is set on "Repeat: list", "R" indicates a non-standard setting. "P" indicates that the "Pause after each song" is active.

Where there is not enough space to show these letters, a dice will just indicate how many options are not set to the standard value:

New feature: Pause after each song (play stop queue)

In the next version of SmartPlaylist you will find the new playback option "Pause after each song".


When this option is set, SmartPlaylist will stop (pause) playback once a song has finished playing and the next song will be ready for playback -- just press on it to play ("force touch" ;o).
You have to set this option each time you start SmartPlaylist. If it is set, you will see "P" next to "Options".

Note:

  • This feature only works when SmartPlaylist is running in the foreground. It will not work if SmartPlaylist is in the background or if the device is turned off (locked).
  • To prevent screen-lock just in SmartPlaylist, you can turn off "Auto-Lock" in Menu > Settings > General options: