playlist is a plugin to use playlists in m3u format.
To use it, enable the
playlist plugin in your configuration
(see Using Plugins).
Then configure your playlists like this:
It is possible to query the library based on a playlist by specifying its absolute path:
$ beet ls playlist:/path/to/someplaylist.m3u
The plugin also supports referencing playlists by name. The playlist is then searched in the playlist_dir and the “.m3u” extension is appended to the name:
$ beet ls playlist:anotherplaylist
A playlist query will use the paths found in the playlist file to match items
in the beets library.
playlist: submits a regular beets
query similar to a specific fields query.
If you want the list in any particular order, you can use the standard beets
query syntax for sorting:
$ beet ls playlist:/path/to/someplaylist.m3u artist+ year+
Playlist queries do not reflect the original order in the m3u file.
The plugin can also update playlists in the playlist directory automatically
every time an item is moved or deleted. This can be controlled by the
To configure the plugin, make a
playlist: section in your
configuration file. In addition to the
playlists described above, the
other configuration options are:
auto: If this is set to
yes, then anytime an item in the library is moved or removed, the plugin will update all playlists in the
playlist_dirdirectory that contain that item to reflect the change. Default:
playlist_dir: Where to read playlist files from. Default: The current working directory (i.e.,
relative_to: Interpret paths in the playlist files relative to a base directory. Instead of setting it to a fixed path, it is also possible to set it to
playlistto use the playlist’s parent directory or to
libraryto use the library directory. Default:
forward_slash: Forces forward slashes in the generated playlist files. If you intend to use this plugin to generate playlists for MPD on Windows, set this to yes. Default: Use system separator.