Using the remote without screen

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rsm.gbg Offline
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Awesome app this.
I got Openelec running on a Raspberry PI with WIFI.
My intention is to purely using this as a Music Machine, I just have a pair of speakers connected without any screen.
I thought I could use the XBMC remote app to control it all.
But I don't understand how to play an album in my music collection.
The music is coming from my NAS wich is NFS mounted on the RPI.
I can see all music but when I browse down to an album I can't play the whole album.
I click on the first song and it plays it ok, no worries.
But it stops and I need to click on the next one.
I can click on the next song and "Queue after current"
But I have to do that for every song in the whole album!
Is there a way to play the whole album without having to "Queue after current" for the whole album?

I have the same issue with "spotlight" an app that plays Spotify music.
I can't select and play a whole playlist, same scenario.

And also how do I get all the genres to play from?
Do I need to make a Music library on the XBMC?
I only have a 16GB memory card on the RPI and I don't wont it to start copying all the music to the RPI.
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joethefox Offline
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Post: #2
in file mode, long press the album folder to play/queue/queue after current the entire album folder. Better to make a music library and you don't need to move your files, they can stay where there are -> http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Music_library
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rsm.gbg Offline
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Thanks, that works just perfect.
I knew it was easy!

I guess I need to connect the screen to make a music library....
Couldn't find anything in the remote, more than adding more buttons is only supported in Gotham.
Would there be such a button? to create/manage the Music Library from the remote without screen?
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joethefox Offline
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Actually isn't possible due to the lack of the remote procedure calls to accomplish this kind of tasks.
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