#483 MPC auto-playlist, facilitating playback of multipart media


Hi MPC developers,

Since video media is so often broken into parts (ie.
source-material from several SVCDs etc.) it would be
VERY NICE if MPC had the ability to scan the "current
directory" (ie. dir in which currently playing file
resides) for "similar" filenames, which would then be
played following the current file, sorted primarily
according to closest match with the current filename
and secondly according to the most likely "file number"

The idea is to have MPC do some kind of "smart"
sort/select operation on the files in the directory of
the currently playing file (possibly including
directories, and possibly directorys one level up,
relative to the current one). The (ideal) result of
which would find any files considered to "closely
match" (some differences should be allowed) the current
filename, and then enumerating these according to the
most likely "numerical order" (ie. large numbers, dates
etc. should be ignored in preference to single-digit
numbers, especially if preceded by "cd" or "part" etc.)

The result of enabling this feature would thus be that
multi-part media (ie. "some-video-part1.xvid" and
"some-video-part2.xvid") would automatically be played
in order, without the need for the user to neither exit
fullscreen and manually select the second (and
following) part(s) nor to build a playlist containing
all parts before starting playback.

Thanks in advance for considering this feature and keep
up the good work ;)


  • spasserfan

    spasserfan - 2006-11-04

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    I Really need this feature. It would make the player even
    better. Maybe also the ability to add all files in a folder
    to playlist would also be great. And of course the ability
    to let the user configure which features of the
    "auto-playlist" he/she wants to use.

    I hope you will add this feature.

    Thanks for the best media player out there :)

  • Anonymous - 2006-11-18

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    This would be a huge project on its own. I don't think it's worth the enormous amount of effort required to implement something like this into a light-weight media player. Is it really that hard to select the files and drag them straight into the playlist editor? You can save the playlist, too, so that you won't have to drag the files in the next time you want to play them all in order.


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