Managing Files with the Auto Playlist Manager
SnackAmp provides a powerful file manager to allow you to modify and move around your files, and immediately
update the database to reflect the changes. You can also modify the attributes of your files, including ID3 tags. The
file manager is integrated into the AutoPlaylist manager.
The AutoPlaylist in table mode works very much
like a graphical file manager or enhanced media managers. allowing you to drag/drop and copy/paste folders or files to
organize your collection, select files and folders to playing and lauch ID3 tag editors on the files. Moving a folder to
set of files will automatically update all references to those files, even if they are in the active playlist. You can
even relocate a track while it is playing!
There are a number of functions you can perform on either the selected folder or selected files using the right mouse
button menu. From the folder tree you can:
Add the tracks within the highlighted folder and immediately play the first one
Create, rename or remove a folder
Cut or Paste entire folder trees
Set or clear a folder tree of AutoPlaylist preferences
Expand or collapse the tree
Catalog the folder or folder tree to detect any changes you make from outside SnackAmp
Correct file names to remove funky characters and properly capitalize words
Save and apply AutoPlaylists.
From the file list you can:
Immediately play or append the selected tracks to the playlist
Save or append the selected tracks to a playlist file
Copy the tracks to the clipboard for moving or pasting into the playlist
Delete and rename tracks
Correct file names of selected tracks
Split the selected tracks into Artist and Album folders and name the files by Track-Title (based on file name)
Rename a file by combining the folder or two folders below into the file name.
Edit the ID3 tag information of the selected track(s).
If you add, remove or rename the folders containing your music from outside SnackAmp, you first have to re-catalog your
collection. If you know the affected folders, you can catalog just those. You may then have to re-enable the desired
folders from the Auto- play list manager. By default, newly detected folders will assume the state of their parent
In the Table view, you can alter the columns shown under the Auto Playlist tab of the settings form. In
addition you can alter some other look & feel settings for the Auto Playlist.
You can move and organize files using the following methods:
From the Auto- Playlist window, you can move files and file directories around to organize your media. From the tree you
can select a folder with the left mouse button, and drag it to any other folder. The cursor will change to a hand icon
to indicate the move. When you release the mouse button over the new location you will be prompted if you want to move
the folder (and its contents). You can move folders within the same subtree or move them to another volume or computer.
From the Auto Playlist window, you can also highlight a directory, copy it to the clipboard (right mouse button menu or
the Copy key combination). Then highlight the new target directory and Paste it. As with other copy/paste actions, you
can perform multiple copies with each being appended to the clipboard. The paste operation clears the clipboard.
From the lower file list window above or the main playlist window, you can Copy one or more files to the clipboard then
highlight a directory in the tree and paste them. You will be prompted before the move takes place.
From the lower file list window above, you can highlight one or more files and while highlighting, drag them to a
directory in the above tree. When you release the button you will be prompted if you want to move the files. The target
directory can on the same or different volume/computer.
See Drag-N-Drop for native support of Drag-N-Drop operations.