Party mode info on wiki

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Mizaki Offline
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http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Mus...Party_Mode is the information in that link outdated? The reason I ask is there appears to be a "Random songs.xsp" with the display name "Party Mode Music" created by default. When looking for music playlists I use "special://musicplaylists" but if someone has followed the info above their "partymode.xsp" won't be displayed. Does XBMC still look in this location? I don't have that file and party mode seems to work fine for me so I guess not.

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Ned Scott Offline
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Likely outdated, but I'm unfamiliar with the specifics of Party Mode. I'll try to find out and update the wiki accordingly (and this thread).

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It seems the "Random songs.xsp" may have been created by me and there is no "Party mode" playlist by default. Sorry about that. At a minimum I'd say they belong in their respective dirs (music or video) but why not include a party mode playlist by default?

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You used to be able to create a smart playlist called "PartyMode.xsp" that would dictate how party mode would behave.
That functionality seems to have been changed. Now the party mode playlist is stored in the userdata directory instead of the playlist location and the new functionality is not documented. Also it means that Party Mode settings are not shared in MySQL environments.

Edit:
Now every playlist can also be played in party mode, by bringing up the context menu on the playlist and selecting "Play in party mode".

Edit2:
The redirect is somewhat misleding. http://kodi.wiki/view/PartyMode.xsp points to http://kodi.wiki/view/Playlists#Party_Mode_playlists which includes no information on party mode.
The Party mode playlist is a "Smart Playlist" and that page (http://kodi.wiki/view/Smart_playlists) has no info on party mode. It wasn't until my google fu (or the lack of) got me to this page I found some relevant info.
I think it's obvious that this needs some restructuring. I'd suggest having a party mode section on http://kodi.wiki/view/Playlists
and that http://kodi.wiki/view/Basic_playlists#Pa..._playlists should be moved to the smart playlist page. where the PartyMode.xsp redirect would point to.

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Ned Scott Offline
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My bad. Cleaning up that was on my to-do list :)

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I can do this and you proofread it.

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(This post was last modified: 2014-12-08 15:00 by sho.)
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