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Search for songs NOT in playlists

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions' started by crucial d, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. crucial d

    crucial d NI Product Owner

    I have found quite a few tracks in my collection that haven't yet been added to any playlist.

    It would be fantastic to be able to specify a search of the collection to show what needs to be sorted, i.e. isn't already assigned to a specific playlist
  2. Karlos Santos

    Karlos Santos Rocket Man Moderator

    Press 'Enter' key after typing your search string and your search looks in the collection and not just the playlist your in.
  3. Bkag

    Bkag Forum Member

    I think what he is getting at is searching and the results only being tracks which haven't been added to a playlist (hiding tracks that are in a playlist)
  4. crucial d

    crucial d NI Product Owner

    Exactly. When I find a song that I've imported to collection but haven't as yet put anywhere specific, I check by right-clicking and doing a 'search in playlists'. It then shows me a small dialog showing what, if any, playlists the track is referenced to, Or it confirms to me that the track is NOT yet in any specific playlist.

    What I'm looking for is a global command asking Traktor to search the entire collection for ALL tracks that have not yet been associated with a specific playlist.

    @Karlos, thanks for your tip, but if you look at my request it asks to be able to 'specify a search of the COLLECTION'

    Maybe it could go a step further and a feature could be built in that can generate lists of playlists and / or collection which have selectable Metadata showing...
  5. Karlos Santos

    Karlos Santos Rocket Man Moderator

    Yeah i didn't get it on first read, may bad.
  6. Count Zero

    Count Zero ModerAUtor Moderator

    Ooh. You mean like similar to smart playlists. I'd go for that.
  7. crucial d

    crucial d NI Product Owner

    Has anyone here ever found tracks that you forgot were in the collection?

    And then thought <damn> this is a good track, if only I'd played it in XYZ set....

  8. Weißer Bart

    Weißer Bart NI Product Owner

    This would be possible with iTunes style smart playlists.

    You could make playlists for collection management for example.

    All files not in any playlist
    All files missing stripe
    All files without cue points
    Missing files
    Files <***kbps
    Files </> ***BPM...

    The list could go on and on. If anyone has any tips on collection management I'd love to hear them or links to articles, forum posts etc.