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Title: Re-order shuffle queue?
Post by: LucidBrot on August 15, 2020, 13:24:54
I have set up AIMP for Windows just now, migrating away from the discontinued Google Play Music and I really like it. Especially all the customization options and that the global keyboard shortcuts. One thing that I have not yet figured out how to do remains, though:

In google play music, when I play a playlist it will be copied to a "queue". When I play it shuffled, the queue changes its order and if I want to change the order I can modify that queue without affecting the original playlist. I can also add multiple playlists to the queue and then shuffle.

Is there such a queue in AIMP? How can I access it? I would really like to be able to

1. Listen to multiple playlists joined together, then shuffled
2. Change the playback order of a random shuffle

Also, since this somewhat belongs together: Does AIMP automatically update its playlists when the imported m3u playlist files are modified? I synchronize them between devices.
Title: Re: Re-order shuffle queue?
Post by: ᛤᚤᛠᛥⴲ 👽 on August 15, 2020, 14:56:46
LucidBrot,

Hello and welcome to the forum!

You can access the queue and its options in AIMP with Ctrl + Q keys. ;)

Best regards!
Title: Re: Re-order shuffle queue?
Post by: LucidBrot on August 16, 2020, 16:27:36
Thank you very much, ᏦᏁᎢᎵᏫ

I'm still a bit confused though. I can reorder the queue when it contains content, but it only contains content when I specifically "Queue" something. Let's say I would like to queue all songs of a playlist, in randomized order. How would I go about that?

When I open the playlist and start a song, with shuffle enabled, the playing will be random but the queue manager will show an empty queue. When I add all songs of the Playlist to the queue by doing CTRL+A followed by Q, I will have a full queue but it will be in the order of the playlist, not shuffled.
Title: Re: Re-order shuffle queue?
Post by: gr-e on August 16, 2020, 17:21:26
In AIMP you're supposed to use playlists as your queue.
Send all the files you wanna play to a new playlist (right click > send to other playlist), open it, open sorting menu and click randomize (Shift+U). After that, reorder tracks to your liking and play them with shuffle mode off.
Title: Re: Re-order shuffle queue?
Post by: LucidBrot on August 16, 2020, 18:04:45
Thank you, gr-e
I have just tried it, and it seems like Shift + U does not make changes to the Playlist's m3u file - so that is definitely a useable workflow for me! It's really cool how quick I got help here  :)

I'm not sure if this follow-up question should be in a new thread, but trying this out made me notice that changes I make in AIMP do not get reflected in the playlist files I originally imported - I guess AIMP uses some internal database for "Add Song to Playlist" and such. Is there an easy way to have AIMP write the changes back to the m3u files (when I modify them, or at least when I close AIMP) and read the files again when I open AIMP?

My goal is to use AIMP on my computer and synchronize the music and playlist files to my other devices - and each device might modify the playlists.
Title: Re: Re-order shuffle queue?
Post by: gr-e on August 16, 2020, 18:13:36
You can manually export the playlist by pressing ctrl+s. Dunno if you can automate this process as I don't really use playlists