support smart playlists and crates

Reported by RJ Ryan on 2010-10-15
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Bug Description

Provide a way to save a current search query as a Smart Playlist/Crate that updates based on that query. Will be more useful once we have search operators. I actually think this only makes sense to do a Smart Crate because a Smart Playlist is essentially a crate.

RJ Ryan (rryan) on 2010-10-15
Changed in mixxx:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: library
summary: - support smart playlists
+ support smart playlists and crates
description: updated
rob (another-rob) wrote :

It would be useful if smart crates ran their queries once at the start of the mixxx session, and cached the results for the duration of the session, rather than running the crate-construction query every time you open the crate - I have a very large music collection, and searches of the whole collection aren't very fast - if these smart crates cached their contents somehow, that would really speed up searches within the crates, since I would only be searching a subset of my library.

RJ Ryan (rryan) wrote :

I'd suggest something slightly different -- that they are cached but only update when tracks in the Mixxx library change. This way if you had a crate that was like [playcount>5] and you played a track in the same session bumping its playcount from 5 to 6 then it would appear in the crate.

rob (another-rob) wrote :

That works for me.

naught101 (naught101) wrote :

Just noting that both Zotero and Thunderbird do this quite well, if anyone is looking for UI inspiration.

Also, it would be really useful to have a couple of default smart crates - particularly "Songs not in a crate", and "Never played songs". They'd be really helpful for organising a library initially.

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