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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Playing Music

To get started with playing music, click Music on the Home screen. You can use the panel on your left to browse your various music sources, and you can then find individual songs by working through the directory structure, or by browsing by album, artist, or genre where this is supported. As in Linux, the two dots represent a folder’s parent folder, which moves you up a level in the directory structure. You can see the two dots at the top of the panel on the left except when you’re already at the root.

Figure 9-4 shows the music player in action. When music is playing, click the Play button in the bottom left to open options to pause, rewind, fast forward, skip track, shuffle, or repeat.

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Figure 9-4: Playing music in Raspbmc.

You can continue to browse your music while it is playing, and queue songs or albums to play next by right-clicking them and choosing Queue Item.

tip.eps If you leave the player for a while, it switches into full screen mode. To return to the Home screen, click the close button in the top right of the screen.

For more advanced features, including the ability to create playlists, you can enable Library mode in the View Options menu on the left. This works a bit like iTunes on the PC and Mac and stores information about your music separately ...

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