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eric
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Playlists

General

The Audio tab is the place to view and change the active playlist. You can select the active playlist by pressing on the header area of the audio tab (look for the little triangle).

The active playlist determines which episodes and what order they play when auto-play is enabled. Playlists can be useful even without autoplay by serving as a list of episodes that can be manually selected for play.

Auto-play

When an episode finishes playing and auto-play is enabled, auto-play will start the next episode in the active playlist. This can be enabled/disabled in the preferences or on the A button on the media player controls.

Playlist quick tips

Here are some simple ways to know which type of playlist will best suit your needs:
System playlist - you would like DoggCatcher to completely manage adding/removing episodes from your playlist
Dynamic playlist - you would like DoggCatcher to completely manage adding/removing episodes from your playlist but you want to specify which feeds are included and whether the episodes are grouped by feed.
User playlist - you would like to control which episodes are added to the playlist and want to be able to manually re-order, add, and delete from the playlist
Play order of episodes - episodes for each feed are ordered within a playlist based on the feed option "Play Order". This can be configured globally for all feeds in the preferences or overridden per feed.

System Playlists

There are some playlists that DoggCatcher creates for you. These have a headset icon next to them and cannot currently be modified or removed.

All - sorted by feed/date
All - sorted by date
Categories - one playlist is created for each feed category that you have added

You should order your feeds on the Feeds tag in the order that you would like them to play. You can move a feed up/down by pressing the context menu and then pressing "Move".

The system playlists and the dynamic playlist (mentioned later) will then use this order to generate the playlist.

Dynamic Playlists

Dynamic playlists will always contain all the episodes that match the category that is configured for it. Their contents can be filtered by catetgory and grouped/not grouped by feed.

The order of your feeds on the feeds tab determines the order of episodes in dynamic playlists.

You can create as many as you like. They can be renamed and deleted by long pressing on the playlist on the playlist selection screen (pressing on the playlist button).

User Playlists

User playlists are created and managed by you and have a person icon next to them.

You can add episodes to a user playlist (or create a user playlist) by pressing on the context button for a feed or episode and then selecting 'add to user playlist'. User playlists can be configured to automatically add all or some new episodes once they are downloaded.

You can create as many as you like. They can be renamed and deleted by long pressing on the playlist on the playlist selection screen (pressing on the playlist button).

Virtual playlist

This is a playlist for all of your virtual feeds. When using auto-play and virtual feeds, make sure you have the virtual feed playlist selected.

Jgturn
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Playlist help

I want to listen to one feed, in order from oldest to newest. I can't figure out how to do it. When I create playlists, it pulls in all feeds and I can't filter out other feeds. Thanks in advance.

WayneC
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Joined: 02/23/2011 - 22:28
Category

From the “Feeds” tab
> Press the context menu icon (Hamburger Icon Right of Feed Title) on the particular feed you have created a playlist for

>Press “Categories”>Press “Add Category” >Enter a name you would like (Example Comedy)

>Press “Create

>Then enable the category with a ✓ icon

>Press the back button and swipe or press the “Audio” tab

>Press the playlist selector button on the header (Top left of the screen)

>Locate the created playlist and press the context button (Three Vertical Dots right of the playlist title)

>Change the category from “All Feeds” to “Example Comedy” and disable “Include Virtual Feeds”

> Press OK.

Landwaster
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"Add downloaded episodes" Playlist option

What does the Playlist Option "Add downloaded episodes" mean?

What do each of the choices mean? "Disabled" "Beginning" "Middle" "End" "Random"

What I want to have happen is: When my feed gets updated and more downloads occur, I want the playlist to have those downloads added to it also.

No matter what choice I choose, I can't get that to happen.

WayneC
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Joined: 02/23/2011 - 22:28
Playlist

The Playlist Option "Add downloaded episodes" means the order you want the downloaded episodes added to the user playlist you created

Try "Beginning" and limit the playlist to a particular category.

See above post and create category for your feed subscription.