Play MP3s and other audio files

Play songs and other pre-recorded audio files using the Mixlr playlist

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Written by Jon
Updated over a week ago

You can use the Mixlr playlist to broadcast songs and other recordings as part of your live events. This article will explain how to use the playlist.

Audio settings

To access the playlist you'll need to open your audio settings. Select the mixer icon to open your audio settings.

TIP: this is accessible from both the events screen (above) and the broadcast screen, meaning you can set up your audio before you start your live event and adjust as needed while you're on air.

Adding files to the Mixlr playlist

The Mixlr playlist is the third channel in the Mixlr desktop app.

To add your audio files to the playlist click the 'ADD SOUNDS' button in the bottom left of the app.

This will bring up a file explorer. Navigate to your audio file and select it to add it to your playlist. The Mixlr playlist can accept files in the following formats:
mp3, wav, aif, aiff, flac, ogg, and m4a.

TIP: if you select multiple files here you can add more than one at a time.

You can also add files by dragging and dropping audio files directly onto the playlist section.

Managing your playlist

Rearranging tracks

Once you have added files to your playlist you can rearrange the order by dragging and dropping the tracks within it. You'll see the name of the track highlighted as you're dragging it.

Deleting tracks

You can delete any track by selecting it (when a track is selected it will be highlighted in red) and pressing the Backspace or Delete keys.

You can also delete a track by right-clicking (on Windows) or holding the 'ctrl' key and clicking (on Mac) and selecting 'Remove track from playlist'.

You can clear all the tracks in your playlist by right-clicking (on Windows) or holding the 'ctrl' key and clicking (on Mac) and selecting 'Clear playlist'.

Playing tracks on your playlist


You can play a track by clicking the Play button. You will need to have at least one file added to your playlist in order to play it. 

TIP: You can also start a track playing by double clicking on it.


When a track is playing you can pause it by clicking the Pause button.

Skip back/skip forward

Use the Skip Back button to go back to the beginning of the current track. If you are already at the beginning of the current track you will skip back to the previous track in the playlist. 

Use the Skip Forward button to skip to the next track in the playlist. 

TIP: selecting the skip back or skip forward buttons will cause the playlist to start playing.


Use the Shuffle button to enable your playlist to play in a random order. 

When Shuffle is enabled the color of the button will change to red.


Use the Loop button to start your playlist playing from the beginning after the final track has ended.

When Loop is enabled the color of the button will change to red.


Can I use the Playlist feature on the Mobile app?

Unfortunately the playlist feature is only available on the Desktop app, and not the mobile app right now.

Why can't I hear my Playlist?

If you're unable to hear your playlist tracks you may need to enable Monitoring. This article will help you to set this up.

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