Note: The save playlist feature is available in OtsTurntables Bedroom, Silver or Pro. For license details click here.
With OtsTurntables you are able to save a playlist as a playlist file so that you can, at a later date, load the playlist file to have OtsTurntables play the list.
This feature is great for users who want to create a predefined playlist for a specific purpose, e.g. for a specific party or gig, or for their own listening pleasure.
- When using a playlist file (.OFL file) you will need to bear in mind that the files referenced in the playlist file, must be in the same location on your hard drive that they were in at the time of the creation of the file. If your playlist file is not working it is most probably because you have moved your files on your hard drive.
- OtsTurntables is able to load Winamp .m3u playlist files.
Click on the button on the playlist control panel.
Navigate to where you would like to save the playlist file. The default location is C:\OtsLabs\Templates
Name the file. For this example name it test.
Click on the Save button.
Before you load your
playlist file you will need to consider how you would like it loaded.
You will need to set the Mode
and Add options on the playlist
If you would like the playlist to replace the current playlist click on the button. Alternatively, if you would like to add the playlist to the current playlist click on the button and select one of the Add options; will add the playlist to the top of the playlist; will add the playlist to the end of the playlist (not to be confused with the bottom of the list). For more details on the playlist control buttons click here.
Click on the List button on the playlist control panel.
Navigate to the playlist file you would like to load. In this example find the test.ofl file you created.
Select the playlist file and click on the Open button.
The playlist will be added to the playlist area.
The files in the playlist will be checked and/or processed. During this time each file's icon will remain gray. For an explanation of the various icon states click here. For an explanation of MP3 and Wave file processing click here.
If you would like the playlist randomized click here for instructions.
Tip: With a command-line argument you are able to command OtsTurntables to automatically load and randomize a playlist file. For instructions click here.
Note: Items in a playlist file (.ofl) will be marked non-playable if you have moved the file on your hard drive from it's original location. In this case relocate the files to the original location or recreate the playlist file. To revalidate a playlist go to Actions -> Revalidate All Items on the playlist control panel. To remove all non-playable items go to Actions -> Remove Non-Playable Items on the playlist control panel.
Creating a playlist
How to randomize a playlist
Automatically load a playlist