Default actions

  • The action that is performed when an entry in the media list is double-clicked, or whether and where the selected title is to be inserted into the playlist.
  • Stop headset. Playback in the headphones is automatically stopped when you switch back to the main playback control. This prevents it from running unnecessarily in the background.

General playlist settings

  • Check files when loading a playlist. Default: On. Many file formats for playlists support only a few information about the tracks. Nemp therefore examines the files when loading a playlist to get more information about the titles. For large playlists with several hundred files, this can take an annoyingly long time and can therefore be disabled if necessary.
  • Jump to next entry in cuesheet on "next". Default: On. Clicking Next Track does not play the next file, but only jumps to the next entry in the cue sheet, if one exists. Useful for CD rips where the entire CD has been encoded into an Mp3 file.
  • Repeat current entry in cuesheet on "Repeat title". Default: On. Repeats only the current entry in the cue sheet in Repeat Track playback mode, not the entire Mp3 file.
  • Remember track position when playing a song directly from the library. Default: On. If a title in the media library is played without inserting it into the playlist, then playback of the playlist is continued after the end of this title. If this option is enabled, then also at the exact point in the title where playlist playback was previously interrupted. Otherwise, the last played song in the playlist will be played from the beginning.
  • Autosave favorite playlists. Default: Off. Automatically saves the favorite playlists. If the option is not wanted, a dialog can be shown if needed.
  • Decide individually. If this option is also not selected, changes to the favorites may be discarded without warning.
  • Delete completely played tracks from the playlist. Default: Off. If desired, finished tracks are removed from the playlist, which in turn can be prevented in case you used an action such as pause, stop or rewind during playback.
  • Mix playlist after last track Default: Off. If the playlist has been played completely, the playlist will be shuffled afterwards, i.e. all tracks will be reordered randomly. This option does not work when the playlist is played randomly.


What we humans generally perceive as random, it is usually not that. And that which is actually (more or less) random, is often felt as not random. For example, in an actual random playback of the tracks in a playlist with 16 tracks, it is very likely that you have to listen to 40 tracks and more until every track has been played at least once. On the other hand, this leads to the fact that some songs are played more often. Such behavior is not an error in programmed randomness, but an inherent characteristic of that which constitutes randomness.

Avoid repetitions 

In order to achieve a perceived random play back in Nemp, something is tricked. The control can be used to set how long a played track should be locked for replay. If an entry in the playlist that has been played “recently” is randomly selected, the next title that hasn’t been played recently will be played instead. This is defined by the number of titles in the playlist. If the slider is exactly in the middle, then a playlist with 16 songs has to play at least 8 tracks (50%) before the title can be played again randomly.

A manual selection of a track that has been repeated many times before is of course always possible.

Weighted randomness

Normally, each title in a playlist has the same chance of being selected for random play. In the Urn model, which is probably known to everyone from school (e.g. drawing of lottery numbers), each title is included exactly once, and then a title is randomly taken, which then is played.

But you can also - to stay in the lottery example - put some numbers into the urn several times. For example, if the number 42 would be in the urn not only once, but 100 times, then you can easily imagine that the 42 would be taken at almost every drawing.

Nemp can do something similar with the random playlist playback based on the ratings of the titles, with adjustable weights for each rating. A weight of 60 means that a title is thrown into the urn 60 times, from which a title is drawn randomly. The probability that this title will be played back is correspondingly higher than that of a title that only weighs 10 or even 1.

A weight of 0 means that this title cannot be selected randomly at all. Nevertheless, such titles can be played back in the playlist by chance, when they are taken as a fallback option, if the random slider in the other option is moved further in the direction of avoid repetitions.

These two options clash a little bit, and there may be unexpected effects. That strongly depends on how often individual assessments have been assigned, how much weights are chosen, and how much at random "decided" to avoid repetitions.

The button Count ratings evaluates how often individual ratings are found in the playlist or the entire media library. This gives you an overview of whether the weightings selected are meaningful at all or, in most cases, are empty, because the corresponding evaluations do not occur at all.

Playlist log

Default: Off. Creates a log file on the hard disk with the played tracks. The storage time can be set as desired. Older entries are then removed from the log file when Nemp is closed.