Smart playlists which plays whole albums instead of tracks
Currently all the smart playlists operate on tracks only, and I don't think there is a way of making ones which add full albums to the playlist.
What I'd really love is to have a dynamic playlist that will continuously play random albums from the entire collection, similar to the Dynamic random mix playlist, but adds a whole, randomly selected album to the playlist when it starts playing the last album in the playlist.
@kangaroo5496 Maybe a way of getting part of the way to this would be an addition to the context menu in the playlist saying 'Insert rest of Album to playlist'?
@kangaroo5496 I second this!
I'm trying to find a replacement for Amarok where, for what it's worth, I have a dynamic playlist that roughly does:
Match all sequentially: The next track from the album else: Match any: tracknumber = 1 and playcount < 9 and (playcount = 0 or lastplay > 4m)
So, it adds the next track in the album and, when the last one it reached, it finds a new "track 1" that has been played less than 9 times, and the last time more than 4 months ago. This avoids too much repetition (which could happen with random selection), and gives some priority to less played albums (e.g. when I add a new one to the collection). Once the list is empty (because there's no album that satisfies the conditions), I just increase the "9" to "10" and listen to my whole library again!
From a quick look at Strawberry, it seems a few things are missing to arrive to that flexibility, but I don't lose hope.