On this page you will find an overview of all menu items of the EasyMusicPlayer with an explanation of the respective function. An explanation of the functions of other program parts of the EasyMusicPlayer can be found in the function overview.
- File > Open File or Files: Opens the standard Windows Dialog for opening files. You can select one or more files to add them to your current playlist.
- File > Search in Folder: Opens the dialog for searching folders. With this function you can add the content of one or more folders to your playlist. The dialog is explained in this topic under "Playlist > Add Folders".
- File > Export as Text/HTML Table: Opens the window "Export as Text/HTML table", with which it is possible, to write a list of your songs with user-defined criteria. Learn more about this feature at the section "Export as Text/HTML Table".
- File > Close: Exits the program Easy MP3 Player.
- Play > Play (F2): Starts playback of the current song. Alternatively, the button ">" can be used.
- Play > Stop (F3): Stops the playback of the current song, you can click on "Play" again to start the playback. Alternatively, the button "X" can be used.
- Play > Previous Song (F4): Plays the song, which was played before the current song. With "Play > Show last Songs" or "CTRL+L", you can show a list of all previous songs. Alternatively you can use the button "<<" in the main window for this function.
- Play > Next Song (F5): Plays the next song. Depending on whether a random playback (Play > Random Order) is enabled, either a random song of the current playlist or the current search result is played or the next song after the current song from the playlist is choosen. Alternatively you can use the button ">>" in the main window for this function.
- Play > Repeat: This option can be enabled or disabled. If this option is active, all days of the same song is played repeatedly and there is no chance to hear another song from your playlist.
- Play > Show last Songs (CTRL + L): Select this function to show a list of all songs played recently. This list can be sorted by clicking on a column and you can delete individual songs or the entire list.
- Play > Current Song Information: Shows some file information about the current song.
- Play > Error Messages: This function opens a separate window in which all error messages are stored, which came up since starting the program. Possible error messages are, for example, if a music file is not in order and therefore can not be played or if the playlist links to a file that do not exist. If 15 files could not be found after each other, the player stops playback automatically, so that it does not enter an infinite loop. If these errors occur frequently, you should update your playlist, for example by rescan the appropriate folders. We have decided to put error messages in a separate window, to ensure that the messages does not disturb the normal program. If you are listening to a playlist, you do not necessarily sit in front of the computer and you do not like to close all of the error message for going to the next song after that in every case. Therefore we have decided to generate error messages in a way, so that they do not interfere with the normal program execution.
- Play > Random Order: This option can be disabled or enabled. If the function is disabled, the playlist will be played from the first song to the last song, one song after the other song. If this option is enabled, each time a random song from the current playlist is selected and played.
- Playlist > Load Playlist: Provides the option to load a playlist (*.emp) that is stored on your computer. If you want to keep the songs loaded currently, you can use the function "Add Playlist", to add the loaded playlist to your current playlist. Otherwise the songs in your current playlist are deleted.
- Playlist > Add Playlist (CTRL+0): Provides the option to add a playlist (*.emp) that is stored on your computer to the songs, that are already loaded. So you can load more than one playlists in the player at the same time. If you only want to load a single playlist and you do not want to keep the loaded songs, just click on "Load Playlist".
- Playlist > Save Playlist (CTRL+S): Saves all of the songs loaded currently, as a playlist (*.emp), so that it is possible to load the same configuration at any other time in the programme again.
- Playlist > Add Folders (CTRL+N): This option opens the window "Add Folder", with which the musical content of an entire folder can be added to the playlist. For this, first select the folder by using the button "..." to search your computer or write or copy the full path in the box directly. After that you can click on "Search and Add" to search for music in the selected folder. Before, you can select which file types (mp3, wav, ogg and wma) should be taken into account and you can choose in which form the directory should be searched.
If the option "Include Subdirectories" is enabled, all of the other folders in the selected folder are searched, too. If this option is not active, only the files in the folder mentioned in the input box are added.
The option "Relative to Application Path (if possible)" allows to use the program with different computers, for example, with portable hard drives and therefore with different to hard drive letters. If this option is activated, a file is not added in the form "F:musicalbum1song1" but in the form "albumsong1", insofar the player is located in the folder "F:music". If a folder is added, which is not relative to the location of the application (for example, "D:music" is added with the player located in "F:music"), the full path will be saved. With this function it is possible to use playlists with multiple computers or in different folders. For example, when using an external hard drive, the drive letter can change and if you move a folder, the path will change. With relative paths, the playlist will remain working.
To add only the files of the current playlist that are not yet in the playlist, select the option "Only add if file is not already in playlist". With this function it is possible to update large collections in a short time, since you can select a folder that you have already added and only new files will be added to the playlist.
- Playlist > Select all Songs (CTRL+A): Selects all Songs in your Playlist, for example to copy them to another folder after that.
- Playlist > Copy selected Songs to Clipboard (CTRL+C): Copies all selected Songs to the Clipboard to insert them with CTRL+V in another folder on your computer.
- Playlist > Insert Songs from Clipboard (CTRL+V) Adds Songs to the Playlist, which where copied to the Clipboard before.
- Playlist > Show All Files: Displays all files in the current playlist. This option, for example, you can use when a search result is displayed and you want to go back to your old playlist. Alternatively, you can use the button "Show All" near the search button.
- Playlist > Hide All Files: Hides all the files in the current playlist without deleting the playlist. With the function "Show All Files" you can return to your songs again. Do you want to delete the entire playlist, click "Delete Playlist".
- Playlist > Delete Playlist (CTRL+DEL): This function deletes the entire playlist and creates space for new titles. If you would like to hide the loaded songs only, click on "Hide All Files".
- Playlist > Delete Selected Song (DEL): Deletes the selected track from the playlist.
- Search > Search (CTRL-F): Shows the input field and the buttons in the upper part of the window for searching your playlist. The search functions are explained in the section "Main Window".
- Search > Search Options (on panel): Displays additional search options on a panel on the left of the main window. The search functions are explained in the section "Main Window".
- Search > Search Options (in a window): Displays the additional search options in a new window. The search functions are explained in the section "Main Window".
- Search > Search with Regular Expressions (RegEx): With this option, you can activate and deactivate the search function with regular expressions. You can find an explanation above on this page under the topic "Search > RegEx".
- Search > Save Results as Playlist: Saves the current search result as a playlist (*.emp) for the Easy MP3 Player, which then can be retrieved easily.
- Settings > Song Information > Combinations: Song information can be displayed in multifaced ways. For example in the combination "Artist - Title" or by showing the filename and the folder. Here you can choose in which way the current Song should be displayed.
- Settings > Song Information > Display in Application Title: Enables or disables the display of song information in the header of the application and in the taskbar of windows.
- Settings > Song Information > Display in Status Bar: Enables or disables the display of song information in the status bar under the Playlist on the left.
- Settings > Language > Deutsch: Changes the language of the whole program to German.
- Settings > Language > English: Changes the language of the whole program to English.
- Settings > Shortcuts with Files and Folders: Here it is possible to link the programn with playlists (file extension *.emp), folders or other files (or to remove the shortcuts). Also a display in the "Send to" menu in the explorer is possible. That means, that you can open an EMP playlist file automatically with the program, whenever you click on the file or that the program is shown in the context menu of files or folders, so that it is very easy to add this files and folders to the playlist. The link will always be with the program, with which you perform the function. This means, that you should not move the program (the EXE file) to another place on your computer, if you want that the link still works. Of course, it is possible at any time to move the program and then repeat this function once again to link the playlists to the new location of the program. An introduction to all of the functions of this menu as well as more information about the topic, you can read on the page shortcuts.
- Settings > Saving Options: Here you can set the format in which the play lists and tables should be exported. As a general rule, for normal use, it is not neccessary to change the settings, because playlists work with all formats. Only if your list contain Unicode characters, you should not export the list as ANSI text, since ANSI do not support Unicode. For more information about the file formats, please refer to the topic file formats.
- Settings > Save Settings: Saves the current state of the application in the file mp3player.ini in the application folder. For example, settings as the windowstate, dimensions of the application and the columns, the search criteria and if the search is opened or not, are saved. So it is possible to restore the state of the application later.
- Settings > Load Settings: Loads the state of the application from the file mp3player.ini in the application folder. For example, settings as the windowstate, dimensions of the application and the columns, the search criteria and if the search is opened or not, are loaded. So it is possible to restore the state of the application.
- Settings > Save Settings automatically: Enables or disables the automatic saving of the application state when closing the application. For example, settings as the windowstate, dimensions of the application and the columns, the search criteria and if the search is opened or not, are saved to the file mp3player.ini in the application folder.
- Settings > Load Settings automatically: Enables or disables the automatic loading of the application state when starting the application, as long as the file mp3player.ini is in the application folder. So this file must be created before. You can enable the automatic saving when closing the application (Settings > Save Settings automatically) or you can save the application state manually (Settings > Save Settings), to create this file. For example, settings as the windowstate, dimensions of the application and the columns, the search criteria and if the search is opened or not, are saved.
- Information: On the one hand, this buttons takes you to the online representation of the application, where you can find the help section for example. On the other hand you can find a brief summary on the functionality, the licence and some other information.