Just Playlists

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    Just Playlists

    by: 637 7.4

    7.4 Users



    Creates and uses M3U/PLS playlists to play music, podcasts, and SHOUTcast streams. Current track and position in track are saved for each playlist.

    Tracks in shuffled playlists are not repeated until all have played.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

    I'm using this section to address questions that I find among the comments or address features in JP that aren't easy to figure out. Also, please do send me email if you can't find a way to do something and would like to find out if JP supports it. There is a length limit here. So, for the complete FAQ, please go to

    1. I want to change where Just Playlists stores playlists. How do I do it?

    By default, Just Playlists stores playlists in a folder it creates on you device's internal storage called "/mnt/sdcard/justplaylists/playlists" ("/mnt/sdcard" may be different for your device). To change this, tap the far left button at the bottom of the main screen, which will take you to the "Choose a playlist..." screen. Navigate to the folder where you want to store playlists by tapping on a folder name to go into the folder or tapping the full path display at the bottom of the screen to go up by one folder at a time. When you're in the folder you want to use, use the menu to choose the "Save created playlists here" item. Now, any new playlists you create will be saved here.

    2. How do you see the songs in the currently-playing playlist?

    There are several ways. Touch and hold the playlist name at the top of the main screen. You will be given a menu with a "Show playlist" as an option.

    You can also choose the "Main screen menu->More->Now playing" option.

    Lastly, if you have gestures enabled, you can swipe down on the album art to bring up the playlist listing.

    3. Can you use gestures to control JP?

    Yes. To enable gestures, go to "Main menu->Preferences". Choose "Enable gestures". Now you can swipe on the album art as follows:

    Up -> Choose a playlist
    Down -> Show playlist/Now playing
    Left -> Next
    Right -> Previous

    4. I don't want to be asked if I want to shuffle a playlist when I load it for the first time or if I reload it. Can I turn this off?

    As of version 5.3.0, you can. Go into "Preferences" and choose the option to "Disable shuffle query box". Now, by default, playlists will not be shuffled on first load or reload. To change this behavior, click on the "Disabled shuffle load option" preference item. Here, you can change the default to be to shuffle or to take the same action as the last time the playlist was loaded. I like the last option, since I usually consistently shuffle or don't shuffle certain playlists. If you choose this for a new playlist that doesn't have a last action, it defaults to not shuffling.

    If you want to override the disable and have the query box appear on a playlist reload, Go into the "More..." menu and choose "Reload playlist with query".

    5. I upgraded my phone to Android 4.x and now get an error when I try to save a playlist to or delete a playlist from my external microSD card. What's going on?

    As of version 4.x, Google has changed Android such that apps cannot write to or delete from arbitrary locations on an external microSD card. I'd suggest saving playlists to your phone's internal storage. These playlists can still reference music stored on external storage.

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    Users comments for Just Playlists


    by trippy123

    Jul 26, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    PLAYLISTS more than 1000 YES PLEASE - A little dated UI but easy to work out to add a folder(directory) full of your music then you get more than the limited 1000 on android music player. Then you should wait (you can watch the playlist build) on your music player and off you go ... unlimited playlist. After adding the directory - you can then delete the songs in that directory you don't want on that playlist. 5 STARS! Thank You!

    Tom Randall

    by Tom Randall

    Jul 02, 2017  |  "Great"

    This is a really good app for playing m3u playlists, haven't tested it with .pls playlists yet but I assume it works with those. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the controls are not properly labeled to be read by Talkback, I'd be happy to buy the full version if this is fixed.

    Tim Parsons

    by Tim Parsons

    Jun 08, 2017  |  "Great"

    The downside: relatively primitive. The upside: m3u support. Okay, so here's what you need to know: an m3u file is (basically) plaintext. To make a playlist without using the app to do it (which is what I'm doing as I'm moving a playlist from a Rockboxed MP3 player) you need the filenames of each MP3 (or whatever playable) file on a separate line with (crucially) its path. If you're used to Windows, be aware that a pathname that'd have backslashes in Windows will have forward slashes in an M3U file on an Android device. That M3U file needs to be in the playlists subfolder of the justplaylists folder the app creates in the internal memory of your device. So: in my case, I have a podcasts folder on an external memory card. I have a pods.m3u file in the above folder, and pods.m3u has a line for each podcast looking something like /storage/sdcard1/Podcasts/podname.mp3 where everything up to the last / is the path and the rest is the filename. Your folder structure may well vary. You'll need a file manager that doesn't hide what things are really called or where they are. You'll need a decent text editor, probably on your PC for speed but hey, whatever floats your boat.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Apr 28, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    All need found here. Continues to play list from the place where was stopped. Pretty lightweight app.

    Mark Woolsey

    by Mark Woolsey

    Mar 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Really like this as I need it to play m3u files with relative path names. No other app does it that I can find. I would like two enhancements (can't get to your blog for some reason, so posting this here): (1) Button on play window that will turn on/off repeat (don't want to have to navigate to settings each time I want to change it). (2) fix path name reader to allow special symbols in path name in m3u file. Right now, when % or some other special character is in the path name, it chokes. Will be glad to purchase this product when you make these enhancements.

    Entaro Adun

    by Entaro Adun

    Dec 17, 2016  |  "Poor"