Situation: Playing local files without importing into the library is currently not possible (Audirvana Studio 2.5.2).
Issue: It takes 13 clicks (see below) to listen to local music in ‘ad hoc’ mode, being forced to abuse the library functionality, which was never optimized for this task.
Resolution: How this should work instead (urgent feature request): Drag a local folder onto Audirvana, pop-up should offer a choice of ‘1. Play Now; 2. Play Next; 3. Add to Play Queue; 4. Add to Playlist’).
Current steps / current pain:
Click on Settings
Click on Local
Click on ‘Add a folder’
Navigate to folder (multiple clicks)
Click on ‘LOCAL’ (left hand pane)
Now, we are running into more interesting problems:
in ‘Local > Folders View’, it is not possible to select a folder to add to/as a playlist
7a. Have to click on a track
select all (Command A)
right-click ‘add to play queue’
Once done listening, clean up time: Click on Settings
Click on LOCAL
Click on trashcan icon next to previously imported folder
I added ‘Full disc access’ for Audirvana Studio (macOS Sonoma).
Now I can select multiple files, right click, open with - Audirvana Studio.
However, this doesn’t work for files on a network share. Nothing happens. Also, there is no drag & drop. If I take a local file and hover over different parts of the Audirvana Studio user interface, the cursor doesn’t change to reflect a valid drop target. Randomly dropping the file on 20 different parts on the screen also doesn’t work. Dropped on the Mini Player: Nothing happens.