jmarshall Wrote:If you want to build a playlist, use the playlist editor.
"Ad hoc" playlist building via the "now playing" list AND an intuitive playback interface via the same list are like oil and water. Choose one or the other - you can't have both.
This is a common complaint and these 'workarounds' and using the Playlist Editor have been discussed before. The point everyone always makes is that the change to 'Now Playing' from the old Playlist toggle was a poor choice. The UI for anyone but an avid XBMC user is not intuitive at all. It's at the point where you can't allow anyone to use XBMC at a social gathering because your playlist will get erased no matter how many times you try to explain the system. The vast majority of users all prefer the old system but the devs refuse to accept that and leave it as is. The solution is to not let anyone but yourself use XBMC This is the difference between software you buy and software made by hobbyists, the developers will do what they prefer rather than what the majority prefer. XBMC is no longer very useful for playing music if you're using it for a party or other household member that is not really used to XBMC.