I downloaded Audirvana to try it out before buying. The interface is very nice, but – as far as I can see – the playlist functionality is a basic problem. Playlists are playlists – you put the songs in the order you want. Audirvana appears to want to re-order playlists according to criteria embedded in the ID tags, like track number, or Artist, or whatever. This undoes the basic point of a playlist – your own order. Yes, I could edit the track numbers to correspond to the order I want in a playlist, but this is extra work which most if not all music players do not require. And there is a problem with doing this: if I change the track number for the playlist, it is now the wrong track number when playing that song as part of an album. Basically, the sort order priorities need to include a case where playlists are read as is. These are local imported playlists or new playlists based on local music. There seems to be no way to make this work, and it IS important.
I am either missing something or the software needs to re-prioritize some issues. Maybe it would be possible to assign an order from the now playing list, which allows moving files around, which is then saved. When I try to do that, it isn’t saved. IT is also the case that to get a playlist listed in the usual place in visible form, you have to export it, so you can work with it, as opposed to the hidden version that applies even to local playlists, and should not.
For me,. this is deal breaker on purchase – unless there is a solution.