In the playlist tab you can manage your playlists and edit the contents of a playlist.
Unlike to other audio players, you can't play a playlist from the edit playlist view. If you select a song in the edit playlist view, it will just be added to the queue. Therefore if you want to play a playlist, you need to add the playlist to the queue.
Playlists are always displayed in alphabetical order. If you tap on a playlist you can edit the contents of the playlist. See Edit a Playlist.
You can assign keywords to playlists and filter the list by a keyword.
Create new playlist
Tap on in the navigation bar and enter a name for your playlist.
Delete a playlist
To delete a playlist, swipe it to the left and tap on the trashcan icon:
The actions menu
You can rename or copy a playlist from the actions menu. To open the menu, swipe a playlist to the left and tap on the ... icon:
Now you can choose to rename or duplicate a playlist.
Add playlist to queue
This is only possible when using Advanced Queue Mode.
It is possible to load a playlist into the queue and replace the contents of the queue or to add a playlist to the queue.
To load a playlist into the queue, just tap on the icon for a playlist. This will clear the queue and load all songs from the playlist into the queue. If playback is running, the currently playing song will not be cleared from the queue.
To add a playlist to the queue, just swipe it to the right and tap on the icon:
If the setting Show Lyrics on Playlist Add is enabled, the big player with lyrics view will automatically open when loading a playlist into the queue.
Edit a Playlist
Editing a playlist is very similar to working with the queue. Most options behave the same. This section will mostly highlight differences to the queue.
Songs in a playlist can be displayed as a numbered list if you enable the option Show Song Numbers.
Add songs to playlist
Tap on in the toolbar to open a view with all songs in your library. Select all songs you want to add to the playlist and tap on Done. Selected songs will be added in the order you selected them to the playlist.
Remove songs from playlist
Swipe a song to the left and tap on the trashcan icon.
Reordering the playlist
Reordering is only supported by using drag & drop or tapping on in the toolbar to use automatic sorting. There is no swipe menu for sorting and double tapping on a song will add it to the queue.
Each playlist can have its own overall volume. This allows you to create for example background music playlists.
To set the playlist volume, tap on the icon.
It is important to understand how this volume is applied during playback. If you have Advanced Queue Mode disabled and select a song in a playlist, then the playlist volume is applied during playback. If you play a song from the history tab or the songs tab, no playlist volume is applied for the playback.
If Advanced Queue Mode is enabled, then the queue volume is set to the playlist volume only when you replace the queue with the playlist by pressing the icon in the manage playlist screen. If you add a playlist to the queue without replacing existing songs or add a single song from a playlist to the queue, the playlist volume is not applied!
You can select a color for the playlist by tapping on the button.
To assign keywords to the current playlist tap on the icon. This will open the keywords editor described in the Edit Song Details section.
Similar to the queue you can set autoplay options for the whole playlist or single songs within the playlist. These settings will be loaded into the queue, when you load a playlist. If you add a single song from the playlist to the queue, autoplay settings will not be transferred.
Edit Song Details
If playback is stopped, you can tap on to open the Edit Song Screen.
Sharing a playlist
You can share playlists by tapping on in the toolbar. This will open a menu where you can choose one of the following options:
- Plain Text: Send a plain text list of the song titles via email.
- Playlist File: This option will create a data file that can be sent via Airdrop or any other form of file transfer to another iPad. Opening this file will try to recreate the playlist on another device. Please note, that this file does not contain audio files. So the receiving device needs to have all songs within the playlist already imported in Stage Traxx. Song matching is done by title and artist info.