Could someone explain in a very general sense how EMMS is intended to be used? I am a refugee from the world of GUI music players and perhaps my mind has been warped by that. But I haven't been able to understand from the official documentation the basic idea of what functions to call at what time.
I am generally pretty Emacs-literate, and have installed EMMS. I've managed to get tracks playing by a kind of process of trial and error. I've even managed to fumble my way to creating a playlist and saving it. But I haven't figured out how to re-load it later and use it again.
It seems that the playlist is the central abstraction in EMMS, and I gather that your whole library is basically a playlist (?) but I'm not sure where to go from there, or how to use it on a "day-to-day" basis.
If I have, for example, a playlist that I've saved, it seems like maybe the idea is that I have to first do
emms-playlist-new to create an empty buffer to hold the saved playlist, then I have to be in that buffer and do
emms-insert-m3u-playlist (or similar, depending on the type of the playlist) and then I can use the playlist -- though the lines are just the file names, not track name, artist name, etc. Is this really the way EMMS is intended to be used, or am I missing something that makes it simpler?
Thanks for any help....