Thanks to this video tutorial, discover how to create manual and automatic playlists in the Radio Manager.
Playlists are a great way of organizing your MP3 files into different catégories in order to easily schedule them onto your planning.
CREATE A MANUEL PLAYLIST
To create a playlist and add music to it, all you have to do is :
- Go to your Music Library
- Click on New Playlist
- Add a title and color to your playlist (make the title as clear as possible so that you can find your way around more easily)
- Make sure that Manual Playlist is selected
- When you arrive on the page of your playlist, you can add the files you want
- If you have already created a playlist, download your titles directly from this list. Titles downloaded in this way will be in both your playlist and your music library.
- To select multiple tracks, hold down the Ctrl (or Cmd) key and click on the tracks you want to select by dragging the cursor. Once you've selected your tracks, simply drag them to the desired playlist.
- You can order your playlist by dragging and dropping your tracks, which is useful for sequential broadcast.
ADD TRACKS TO A MANUAL PLAYLIST
There are several ways to add files to a manual playlist:
- Quickly add a title to a playlist by simply dragging and dropping the title into the desired playlist.
- Click on the 3 small dots that appear when you hover over the title > Add to Playlist > choose the desired option > Add
- Click the album covers of the tracks you want to add to the playlist > Add to Playlist > choose the option you want > Add
If you want to edit, duplicate or delete your manual playlist, simply go to Music Library > click on the relevant playlist > click on the three dots & choose the desired action.
CREATE AN AUTOMATIC PLAYLIST
Are your MP3 files are perfectly imported and organized? Great! Now you can regroup them into playlists. A playlist is a set of titles that you can order and use in your programs and schedular.
An automatic playlist is created according to specific criteria and evolves as titles are added or deleted to match those criteria. This can be useful if you wish to have a special "80's" broadcast or to highlight a particular artist for example.
THE DIFFERENT CRITERIA
You will be able to add various criteria concerning:
As you may have understood, this is why the editing of the metadata of your tracks is very important so that you can create effective automatic playlists.
The existing conditions for these criteria are:
- Equal to: the data entered must correspond exactly to the criterion
- Contains: the data entered contain the criterion
- Different from: the data entered must be different from the criterion
- Does not contain: the data enter must not contain the criterion
- Lower than: the data entered must be lower than the criterion
- Lower than or equal to: the data entered must be lower than or equal to the criterion
- Greater than: the data entered must be greater than the criterion
- Greater than or equal to: the data entered must be greater than or equal to the criterion
- Between: the data entered must be between 2 criteria
In our example, we want to create an automatic playlist containing all the titles of the artist Gesaffelstein:
- Head over to the Music Library
- To create a playlist, click on New Playlist
- Add a name for your playlist, in this case we're going to call it Gesaffelstein
- Add a color > select Automatic Playlist > add a criterion > Artist
- Choose Contains and type Gesaffelstein > click on Add Gesaffelstein
- Click on Save and you will see the titles appear in the playlist
- If you had clicked on Equal to, the titles that would have appeared would have been only those of Gesaffelstein, without the featurings.
- If your playlist does not have a title, you won't be able to save it.
- Each character is important, if you forget even one ".", the automatic playlist will not find the titles.
Now that you have created your playlists, you can move on to the scheduling section of your Radio Manager.