Over the years, we've built quite a few XBMC playlists and they get played a lot. The playlist that's chosen just depends on our mood at the time we start up the music. While almost all of the files associated with your XBMC installation are of value only to you, playlists, for the most part, can be shared. The specific playlists that don't make sense to share are ones that have titles as their criteria. I probably have titles you don't and vice versa. It's not a safety issue — XBMC will just ignore a rule that contains something that's not in your library. Even with that, it makes more sense to share playlists that are based on common items like Genre and Year.

So, let's give this a go and see how everyone likes it. After downloading the file, you need to do three things:

  1. Change the extension back to .XSP — I had to change it to .TXT to get around security systems
  2. Move the file to your XBMC music playlist folder — You can find specific information on playlist folders in this article: Playlist Folders in XBMC
  3. Restart XBMC so it will see the playlist

That's all there is to it. Follow the instructions listed above and quick as you can say, “Bob's your uncle,” you'll have a new music playlist.

Today's playlist is “Jazz & Lounge.”

It's 369 bytes of all of your Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Keely Smith
and similar music in random order. Cool, man



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Steve Cooper is an applications software developer who also builds custom home media solutions. His interests include reading, music & movies, guitar, woodworking and motor racing.
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