Playlists Database

Top  Previous  Next

 

Playlist Database is a feature that let you store your playlist files in an external database file.

 

This is very useful feature, you can keep your playlist on disk and also in the Sprintbit Playlist Manager database.

In case when you have lost playlist files on your disk you can always restore them from the database.

See this note where the database file is located.

 

  To open a Playlists Database window click on the Database button located at main software window ribbon bar in Media\Managers group

The Playlists Database window is divided into a three parts:

 

Toolbar, which is grouping all the commands you can use to work with playlist items and files
Playlists List
Playlist Properties Viewer

 

Toolbar Commands

 

 

Group Playlist - Buttons for adding playlist files into database


 

Add Playlist

Add selected playlist files from disk into a playlist database.
This command will add also playlist files from selected folders as well.

You can also add a playlists into a database by dragging them from File Browser and dropping onto window area.

 

Add New Only

Click this button to scan selected folders or files and add only new playlists.
Software uses files paths for comparison, if a playlist with the same path is already in your database then the file will not be added.

 

Import From Editor

Imports selected playlist in Playlist Editor into a database

 

Group Edit - Buttons for editing items on playlist database list


 

Edit In Editor

Edit selected playlist in Playlist Editor. To edit a playlists select them on a list and click this button.
Playlist Editor window opens with your selected playlists. Please note that after sending playlist to editor, to update their data after editing, you must send them back to database using editors To Database command.

 

Edit menu that contains buttons for editing database items

 

Select All

Select all playlists in a list

 

Deselect

Deselect all items on a list

 

Remove Selected

Remove selected playlists from your database

 

Clear

Removes all playlists from your database

 

Save - Buttons for saving playlist from database to disk

 

Save To Disk

Save selected playlists to disk.

If playlist contains a file location property then a playlist will be saved to its original location on disk, if not then playlists is saved in the current File Browser folder.

 

Save To Disk (Current Location)

Save selected playlists to disk to current main folder of File Browser.

This function may be useful when you want to save all playlist in one place.

 

 

Save To Disk As

Save one selected playlist to disk under a new name and location of your choice

 

Group Tools


 

Play

Sends selected playlist to the main media player and start the playback
 
Show Location

Shows selected playlist location in File Browser if playlist in database has a location property specified

 

Print & Export

Opens a Print Preview window where from you can print or export data to many external formats like PDF HTM TXT and more.

 

Group Help

Buttons that opens Playlist Database Wizard and help topic file

 

 


 

Playlists List

A list of playlist in your database. Descriptions of list columns:

 

Icon

This column displays icons of playlists

 

Playlist

This column displays titles of playlist files. These titles may be different than original playlist file name.

You can edit the title by entering new one into a Playlist text box at Properties & Source Viewer

 

Artist, Category

Here in these cells you can enter the Artist name or category off listed playlist. These fields are not required but provided for you if you want to have some cataloging possibilities.

You can choose previously entered data from drop down list that might be opened by clicking on a small arrow.

 

Location

This column displays playlists files locations. The location may be a physical location on disk and it will show a full path to a file, or it will indicate that playlist is only in database by showing

"Database." with playlist type extension.

 


 

Playlist Properties & Source Viewer
 

This viewer is located on the bottom of the Playlist Database window. It will show the properties of selected playlists at playlists list.
You can edit here any playlist property by entering a new value into appropriate text boxes.

 

The following properties are shown:

 

Playlist

Playlist tile text box, you can enter or change the playlist title.

To accept the entered value hit Enter key on your keyboard

 

Author

Author text box, you can enter here playlist author name.

To accept the entered value hit Enter key on your keyboard

 

Description

Description text box, you can enter here a playlist description.

To accept the entered value hit Enter key on your keyboard

 

Created

Creation time text box editor, you can enter here the date when playlist was created.

This control has a date picker built-in, available when you click on a small arrow located on right side of text box.

 

Allow Shuffle

Shuffle check mark, you can check or uncheck whether the shuffle playback method is enabled for playlist or not.

Please note that Sprintbit Playlist Manager is software that edits playlists, so this property is ignored by our program during the playback, however the other media programs should comply with this Allow Shuffle property setting.

New value updated automatically

 

URL

Hyperlink editor, you can enter an internet address.

You can also visit a site by double clicking on the link.

To accept the entered value hit Enter key on your keyboard

 

Copyright

Copyright text box, you can enter here a copyright note if needed.

To accept the entered value hit Enter key on your keyboard

 

Location

An information about where the playlist is located

This is read only property and cannot be changed here!

 

Other

Here you can enter some other information about playlist

To accept the entered value hit Enter key on your keyboard

 

Source

Source code of selected playlist. Only for advanced users!
You can edit here the code but keep in mind that Sprintbit Playlist Manager does not validate the changes you are making here. If you make a mistake the playlist may stop working.

New value updated automatically

 


 

Note:

Playlist Database File Location

See the Sprintbit Playlist Manager databases topic for more information