Menu commands

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Open file
Opens a file. If the file is not recognized, you'll be prompted to scan the file. You can select several files at once.
Scan file
Scans a file, and puts the found data in the playlist. You can select several files at once.
Scan directory
Scan all files of a directory. It's not recursive: if there're other directories inside the scanned one, they are not scanned.
This command scans the CD-ROM. Please note that it is not equivalent to the Scan file command. Currently, "Scan CD-ROM" only scans for XA/STR files. Why? because many XA/STR files can't be recognized by PSound with the Open file and Scan file commands. So "Scan CD-ROM" has been implemented to recover from this PSound weakness, not to replace the Scan file command. Of course, in the case where XA files can be opened directly, it's redundant: scanning the CD-ROM won't give you new data.
In addition, some PS1 and PS2 games, made by Squaresoft, have almost no files visible in the disc. However, with this command, PSound will be able to find data from these games.
Converts the selected playlist entries to another sound format. There are two cases:
1) Only one entry is selected. A simple save dialog box appears, and you enter the name of the file to be created.
2) Several entries are selected. This is the batch conversion mode. A dialog box appears too, but here you choose the directory where the files will be saved. The name of these files will be the name of the corresponding playlist entry. The file name is automatically parsed, and invalid characters are discarded.
Format currently avaible: Standard Windows Wave (.wav).
See also the conversion page.
Terminates the application.
Open Playlist
Opens a playlist file and clear the current one.
Add Playlist
Opens a playlist file and add it to the current one.
Add audio CD tracks
If the CD inside your CD-ROM drive contains audio tracks, PSound adds them to the playlist. Yes, you can afterwards play these new entries like any other entries. So PSound is also a CD player (Ahhh!)
Development note: I hesitated to rename this command to "Add CDDA" (or "ADDCDDA"), because it would have been a nice palindrome (CD-DA = Compact Disc Digital Audio).
Save Playlist
Saves the current playlist to a file. If the playlist has not been opened or saved before, displays a dialog box, else automatically overwrites.
When scanning a big file or an entire disc, it's a good idea to save the playlist, so that you don't have to scan it again next time...
Save Playlist As...
Saves the current playlist to a different file. Always displays the save file dialog box.
Select All
Selects all entries of the playlist.
Invert selection
Inverts the playlist's current selection.
Remove selected entries
All selected entries are removed from the playlist.
Remove all
Clears the entire playlist.
Rename entry
Lets you edit the name (title) of the entry. You can also press F2 or click the entry once after having selected it (like in the Windows Explorer). The name of the entry is displayed in the main window title bar when it's played. The name cannot exceed 255 characters.
Change drive...
This lets you change the drive letter of the selected entries. If there's no selection, all entries will be modified. The following dialog box will appear:
Change drive dialog box
An example: my CD-ROM drive letter is M. If I want to use my playlist files on another computer, it's easy, I just need to click "Change drive..." and to specify "D" (usually). Can be useful...
Note: it only applies to entries directly referring to files, those that have been added by using the Open file and Scan file methods. The entries added by using the Scan CD-ROM and Add audio CD tracks methods always utilize the selected CD-ROM drive in the configuration window.
Reorder entries...
Move up
Move the focused entry upwards by one position. Keyboard shortcut: Alt+Up.
Move down
Move the focused entry downwards by one position. Keyboard shortcut: Alt+Down.
Sort by title
Sorts the entries of the playlist ascending by their title (displayed in the playlist). You can also click the header of the playlist.
Sort by file name
Sorts the entries of the playlist ascending by their file name.
Go to...
Displays the following dialog box:
Go to dialog box
Here you type the index of the playlist entry that you want to reach, you click OK, and PSound shows it for you.
Displays a dialog box in which you specify text to search for amongst the playlist entries. If PSound finds an entry containg the typed text, it will scroll the playlist to make the entry visible.
Auto advance
When a sound has been played entirely, PSound will automatically play the next or previous entry of the playlist, if one of the following options is checked, as if you were pressing the Next or Previous buttons.
Plays next entry.
Plays previous entry.
To disable autoadvance, click the checked menu entry.
On next, randomly selects an entry in the playlist. PSound will never play an entry more than once before the playlist has been played entirely. Note that each time the Random mode status changes, everything is reseted. This is also the case when the content of playlist is modified.
Loop Playlist
If checked, playlist will loop infinitely.
Note: The playback menu can also be reached from the system menu (right-click the title bar of the window).
Plays the focused entry in the playlist (shortcut key: F5).
Pauses the playing sound. Current position is retained. To resume, select "Pause" again or Play (shortcut key: F9).
Stops the playing sound. Output sound device is released (shortcut key: F6).
Selects the previous entry in the playlist. If a sound was playing, the new entry starts playing automatically. In Random mode, if you play the previous entry, then the next entry will not be necessary the same as before (shortcut key: F7).
Selects the next entry in the playlist. If a sound was playing, the new entry starts playing automatically (shortcut key: F8).
Displays the configuration window. See the Configuration page.
Shows the help file that you're currently reading with much attention.
About PSound
Displays the traditional About box with version information.

The context menu

Right-click in the playlist to display it
Copy Title
Copy the entry title to the clipboard.
Paste Title
Replace the entry title by the text stored in the clipboard.
Edit Title
Same as "Rename entry" in the playlist menu, see above.
Same as "Move up" in the playlist menu, see above.
Same as "Move down" in the playlist menu, see above.
Select all
See above.
Invert selection
See above.
Same as "Remove selected entries" in the playlist menu, see above.
Remove all
See above.
Go to...
See above.
See above.