How to create AutoPlaylist via script?

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MisterFlix
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How to create AutoPlaylist via script?

Post by MisterFlix » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 am

In my media manager, I like to have playlists of "Toprated + <each Genre>" and "Unrated + <each Genre>."
Of course, creating those playlists by hand is rather cumbersome, so when I found out that MM5 scripting is done via Javascript, a language I'm already fairly comfortable with, I got to work immediately.

So far, I have a script that can tell me which Playlists I still need to create, and which are superfluous. However, the creatio (and deletion) process is still manual, hence my question (as I can't seem to manage to grasp it from the API Doc and Database):

How do I create an AutoPlaylist?
How do I delete a Playlist?

If creating an AutoPlaylist isn't possible [at this point (?)]:
How do I create a normal Playlist, and add/remove songs from it?
Overall, this option can also work, though it would of course mean that I'd have to run the script after any change in rating again...


Thank you very much!
Kind Regards,
MisterFlix

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Re: How to create AutoPlaylist via script?

Post by Peke » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:26 pm

Hi,
There is no way to create Auto-Playlist Using Scripts you can only create Static playlist as a child playlist.
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Re: How to create AutoPlaylist via script?

Post by Ludek » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:23 pm

How do I create an AutoPlaylist?
See actions.newAutoPlaylist in actions.js

Basically this is how to create auto-playlist:

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var newplaylist = app.playlists.root.newPlaylist();
newplaylist.name = 'New Auto-Playlist';
newplaylist.isAutoPlaylist = true;
newplaylist.commitAsync();
How do I delete a Playlist?
Just call deleteAsync() method on the playlist object.

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