ABC, developed by Chris Walshaw, is a format designed to notate music using plain text. It was originally designed for folk tunes of Western European origin which can be written on one staff, but has since been extended to support the notation of complete, classical music scores.
Since its introduction at the end of 1991, ABC has become very popular. Programs on many operating systems use ABC as an input and/or output format. There are programs which produce printed sheet music or allow for computer performances, search in tune databases, or that analyze tunes in some way.
The aim of this project is to promote the ABC language by maintaining the ABC standard and a set of software and source code that manipulate and present music written in ABC.
Classical music extensions for the ABC music notation language.
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Playlists, or named lists of songs, are an essential aspect of Foobar2000. Whenever you add a song to Foobar, you are essentially adding it to some playlist.
Playlists can be created manually by adding individual songs or automatically by specifying a set of conditions in a query with the result displayed as an “Autoplaylist”. Manually created playlists are static, they don’t change unless you change them, Autoplaylists are dynamic, that is, the results may change whenever the playlist is queried.
Playlists created manually can be edited directly, while Autoplaylists are edited by modifying the query. However, you can save the results of an Autoplaylist as a new static and therefore editable, playlist.
Creating an Autoplaylist of an Albumlist item like genre:
by genrefrom the Albumlist view selector
- Select a genre from the list of genres
- Right click that selected genre and select
You will now have a new Autoplaylist listed on the playlist manager tab with the name of the genre you selected. Playlists created this way are called an
Album List branch.
Creating an Autoplaylist of a folder’s contents:
- Select the
%path% HASreplace this with the actual path in the search field
- Rename the new playlist (hint, with the path)
AutoPlaylist query examples:
- Lossless ~ “$info(encoding)” IS lossless
- Lossy ~ “$info(encoding)” IS lossy
- Missing title ~ title MISSING (no percent signs)
- Never played ~ %play_count% MISSING
- No Dynamic Range info ~ %dynamic_range_album% MISSING
- No ReplayGain info ~ %replaygain_track_gain% MISSING
- No Artist info ~ %path% HAS album AND album artist MISSING
- Played often ~ %play_count% GREATER 9
- Randomly sorted ~ ALL SORT BY “$rand()”
- Recently added ~ %added% DURING LAST 1 WEEKS
- Recently played ~ %last_played% DURING LAST 1 WEEK
- Recently modified ~ %last_modified% DURING LAST 2 WEEKS
Foobar Playlist Management Components:
- SimPlayList Manager has playback status icons, smooth scrolling, and statistics.
- Playlist Organizer organizes your playlists in a treeview fashion.
- Playlist Attributes allows attributes to be added to playlists.
- Playlist Dropdown displays playlists in a drop down menu.
- Playlist History maintains a playlist history.
- foo_utils allows inactive playlists to be edited or protected from editing.
- Playlist_Bind binds a folder to a playlist
- Remove Playing Track ~ Removes the playing track from the playing playlist and optionally advances playback.
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