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Creating Playlists

Playlists are a great way to let people listen to music you've specially selected. Your latest favourite tracks, mood music, whatever... You can even put them on your own website for people to listen to.

The first step in creating a playlist is to choose what music you want to put in it. So click the Music tab at the top of the window if you're not already on it, and just start dragging music from your collection which is listed on the left, to the playlist on the right.

You can move items around in your playlist, and remove things you don't want there so don't worry. You can drag single tracks into a playlist, complete albums, entire artists, or even other playlists! When you're happy with what you have just click the Save Playlist button, and you'll be asked what you want to call your playlist.

This is the name everyone will see it as so make it good! Click the Ok button and your playlists will be saved. If a playlist of the same name already exists then you'll be asked if you want to save over the top of it. This is a handy way to edit playlists you've already made.

When you've saved your playlist it'll appear under the playlists tab.

If you decide you don't want it any more then at any time you can right-click the playlists and delete them. Easy.

Playlists you create will show up instantly on your Sockso website for people to browse and listen to.


  • Jolo said:
    why the songs in my playlist is not playing continuously? it stops after playing 1 song..
    2015-06-25 07:26:27
  • Nate said:
    My server is up and running fine, but I seem to be having issues with all of the different play options. It won't play the song fully through before jumping to the next track, or it plays the first song of the playlist and then stops. Anyone else ever have this issue?
    2015-05-21 16:05:49
  • anton said:
    i would like to have a site playlist which is automatically updated eg one per day
    (I run sockso on a headless server with -no-gui )

    auto generated playlist (on keywords and/of on mp3 genre tag) would be nice to have
    2013-11-16 11:34:50
  • stim said:
    Back again. I now see how to create the 'site' playlist using the GUI.

    But how to do the same when running on a server? (--no-gui)

    Is there a switch that converts a 'User' playlist into a 'Site' playlist?

    This one has me stumped. Any help appreciated.
    2013-07-19 13:55:43
  • stim said:

    Love Sockso, but one queston: 'User' playlists are easy, but how do I create a 'site' playlist?

    Thanks for any help...
    2013-07-18 16:07:24
  • DeeJay27 said:
    Is it possible to have multiple playlist and play them at the same time?
    2013-04-23 07:41:07

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