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  • #887

    bereillyte
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    I realise this is a dumb question, but I’ve been searching the forums and the wiki to answer the question – How do I use playlists

    I am using an NSLU2, I have iTunes on XP and an Audiotron. I wanted to play the iTunes playlists on the Audiotron, so thought perhaps Firefly might create M3U files from the iTunes playlist. I think the answer is “no” since all the data is stored in the SQL database

    But I’m left curious now – what is the point of the Playlist option within Firefly – My playlists (both Itunes and some static M3U playlists I have lying around) show up in the “Smart Playlist” webpage. But I don’t see them in Itunes when I open the SHARED section.

    Is it just the Roku that can see the playlists?

    Sorry for the dumb question, but it’s become a search for the Holy Grail to understand how this works and I fear for my sanity if I don’t find out

    😀

    #7880

    jtbse
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    Not a dumb question, but I have what may be a dumb answer 😀

    And I only say so because I struggled with this for quite awhile before I said DOH! and finally got it. (then rationalized it to myself as just another reason that I hate iTunes 🙂 )

    When you connect to your server via iTunes, do you by chance see a little triangle pointing toward the server name?

    If so when you click on that triangle, I think it will turn into a triangle pointing down and you should see your playlists appear magically under the server name.

    (Now if I could just figure out how to get iTunes to honor the order of the tracks in my playlists….quite annoying!).

    No?

    #7881

    rpedde
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    @jtbse wrote:

    If so when you click on that triangle, I think it will turn into a triangle pointing down and you should see your playlists appear magically under the server name.

    That’s funny to me, because as a mac user, the disclosure triangles are normal and obvious. Clearly they aren’t for a Windows user. I guess if you aren’t used to seeing them everywhere, they must look like some kind of selection icon or something.

    Consequently I keep forgetting to advise people to “click on the triangle”. Lol.

    #7882

    bereillyte
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    Doh!

    Thanks for saving my sanity! 🙄

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