Automatic Playlists

(Updated 2017-10; BallroomDJ version 3.15.5)

Automatic playlists are playlists where the BallroomDJ program chooses both the dance and the song to be played. Automatic playlists use the queue rules and the selected dance counts to choose a dance, then uses the playlist filter settings and the dance rating's weight to choose a song for that dance.

Select Playlist Management from the main menu, select New Playlist in the dialog, enter a name for the playlist, and then select the Automatic tab.

The dances to use for the playlist and the counts for each dance can be selected.

To select new dances, turn off the Hide Unselected checkbox and select the dances you want to play for this playlist. Once finished, turn the Hide Unselected checkbox back on to see your final list.

The dance counts control how many times each dance is played. For each dance, enter the count. The time frame you use for how many times each dance is played does not matter, it can be one hour or five hours or any other time frame.

For each dance, the maximum play time can be changed by entering a time in minutes and seconds (MM:SS) into the Max Play Time field.

The Dance Rating selection only allows songs rated the same as the selection or better to play. If BallroomDJ should choose from all songs, select a dance rating of Poor. If only the best should be played, select Great.

When the Unrated OK? selection is enabled, unrated songs will also be selected to play.

Level selects the range of song levels that are allowed.

Allowed Keywords allows songs with the specified keywords to be played. This is useful for seasonal music, or different audiences. For example, if allowed keywords is set to Christmas, any songs with a keyword set to Christmas would not be filtered out and would be allowed to play.

Playing for a less advanced dance audience might use an allowed keyword of Beginning. More than one keyword may be specified by separating the words with spaces or commas.

Required Keywords requires songs with the specified keywords to play. Songs without one of the keywords specified will not play.

The Max Play Time field can be set per dance to adjust the maximum play time for a dance.

The Low BPM and High BPM fields can be set per dance to filter the song selection.

See also:
Playlists: Playlist Controls
Subject: Automatic Playlists
Configuration: Edit Dances

Playlist Management

Last modified 5 months ago Last modified on 2017-10-13T14:17:51-08:00