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I’ve never used .lst files with Zara, so I don’t know how they act. I keep all my playlists in .m3u files, which are pretty standard across multiple platforms & programs.
When you fire off an event in Zara, you specify what Zara will do. If it’s just to play an mp3 file, then Zara will play it and then go back to your original playlist. I use these events for such tags as “You’re listening to Artisan Radio” and the like. I also use this type of event to play the intro for each hour, such as “<background music> And now, Artisan Radio presents…the best music you’ve probably never heard”.
If you launch another playlist, then your original playlist is gone, and Zara will start at the beginning of the new playlist. I do this at the top of each hour, after the intro.
In most of my .m3u playlists, I play random tracks from folders, and also have various programs (batch files actually) I launch to automatically generate a voice file to identify the song that was just played.
Events stack up if the first event has fired and is still going when the 2nd event fires off (you can’t interrupt an event with another event). So I’ll program in multiple events 1 second apart if I want to do multiple things. For example, at the top of each hour, I want to first play the introduction to the hour, followed by launching the correct playlist. I’ll create 2 events, at *:00 and *:01 to do those things. When the intro has finished playing (the first event), the second event fires to launch the playlist.
Hope that helps.