How to create Playlists to play music on a schedule in VLC

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Create a playlist:

  1. In the left panel of VLC, select Playlist
  2. In the middle pane, right-click > add file > select an audio file. The selected audio file will now appear in the pane. Repeat this step to build a playlist of Metal songs.
  3. In the middle pane, right-click and select Save Playlist to File and save the playlist file

Play the playlist on a schedule:

  1. Opent the Control Panel:
    • If using Windows 7 or below, left-click on the Windows Start icon > Control Panel
    • If using Windows 8 or above, right-click on the Windows Start icon > Control Panel
  2. Select Administrative Tools
  3. Select Task Scheduler
  4. Create Basic Task
  5. Trigger = Weekly
  6. Checkmark Saturday
  7. Bullet Start a Program
  8. Select Browse and select your playlist (example: C:\VLC_Playlists\playlist.xspf)

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