[PLUGIN] Live playlists

Hi there,

I’ve started creating a plugin for some live/dynamic playlists.
Current features include random playlists, recently added tracks, and tracks filtered by year (range).

There’s some configuration possible, namely restrict tracks to subfolder (e.g. NAS/Singles).

Warning: this is early development, but it works pretty well for me (on Odroid C1 with Volumio2 #e543d97)…

github.com/ivesdebruycker/volum … _0.1.0.zip


Great!!! Trying it as we speak!

Very cool, I was looking for something like that, especially for the “recently added” features.

The live playlist thing is definitely something that is being overlooked by a lot of media servers and players.
I’m personally looking for something that allows me to browse the albums / folders that were added in the last week / month / 3 months / 6 months / year.

When looking over your code I found the query that you are using is "modified-since “2016-06-01T00:00:00Z”. If that is working, the above would be very easy to achieve by adapting or extending your code (for a longer lasting user experience, the date should be calculated, though :wink: )


That wouldn’t be to hard to implement in code, but I was thinking of something more flexible like Winamp smart views, where you could create your own custom dynamic view on the track database by adding rules:

Unfortunately, I don’t think Volumio has the UI controls to make this possible at the moment.

Oh yeah, that would be nice indeed…

I remember that MediaMonkey also has such a feature called auto-playlists (mediamonkey.com/information/ … oplaylists) and a plugin called Magic Nodes that allowed you to create a custom hierarchy.

New version:

  • fixes install isssues (thanks Jochen)
  • playlists for tracks added in last 1 week/1 month/3 months/6 months/1 year



Hey, thanks for the update!

Is it normal that the screen stays empty if you click on one of the live categories?
I can add tracks that were added this week to the playlist with the context menu but I cannot dive into one of the categories to see whats in there.

One feature I’d like to suggest is to add the “recently added albums” in addition to the tracks .

have a good weekend

I’ve been looking for something like this, but it seems to work for me. I’m on 2.502. I will only get empty playlists when I browse through the categories.

Kindest regards,


I have the same issue, is there a solution to this problem? :slight_smile:
Thank you

Hi Jerome,
I’ve not been able to solve this, still got empty list.

Thank you for your answer @kjarrig , too bad we can’t solve this problem :frowning:

because Live playlist not work to me. I wroted python script with similar function. Every day in combination with cron create playlist of new added songs.

Hi Zafodtom,

would you like to add a single post to the 'Volumio Plugins Collection’ list to show your plugin … a single place means more people will be able to find it.

OK this is good idea. Thank you