Much like in Variations, Playlists in Avalon provide a way to combine tracks or excerpts from multiple recordings into a single list. Avalon provides the ability to import a Variations playlist file in .v2p format; HTML playlists exported from Variations are not supported for import. For more information on Playlists in Variations, including how to save a Playlist as a .v2p file, please consult the Variations User Guide at http://variations.indiana.edu/use/playlist.html.
Enabling the Variations Playlist Importer
Create a file in the Avalon config directory that maps the Variations Media Object ID to Avalon's Masterfile Object Label (Section) and call it variations_media_object_id_map.yml.
It should look like this (the IDs on the right will look different per your institution, it will probably be the name of the media files that were imported):
Add the following to config/avalon.yml, so that it points to the map.yml you created.
Importing a Variations Playlist (.v2p) File
In Avalon, click Playlist in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
- Click the Import Variations Playlist button.
- Select your V2P file from the Open File dialog that appears and click the Open button.
- The playlist file will be processed. Please be patient during this process, as there is no active loading indicator, and it may take a moment for the import to finish.
- The message Variations playlist was successfully imported will appear at the top of the page. You will automatically be taken to your newly imported playlist.