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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:32 am
by trixmoto
welby wrote:I tried running it against a text list and it worked with the exception it does not like artists names that contain "&"
This works absolutely fine for me, can you give me any more information?

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:40 am
by jan_h
Hi,
I know that I'm some years behind the latest post, but my question is: Does MM Gold now include this functionality as native function? Because that is the main function I'm looking for as I need to recreate the playlists I buils over years now from my old laptop to a new one with different folder structure.
And second question is: While trying to export my playlists to m3u format, I find this only possible 1 by 1. Is there any 'export all' functionality in MM? (Gold or free)

Besides, the plugins works very fine, with installer and dialog-box for selecting the right track if found more than 1. Thanks really a lot for this!!

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:16 pm
by Lowlander
Tools > Scripts > Export All Playlists.

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 am
by springswood
Thanks for this great script.

My hard disc with my music on it died. It was all on my iPod (classic 160GB) and I could recover the 6000+ songs with Media Monkey. But not my 50 playlists. I can with your script.

I used this method.

In MM go to the playlist on the iPod and select all tracks

Use File - Create Reports - File List (csv) to extract the data (Export M3U file had iPod filenames but none of the Artist, Title etc data)

Edit the csv file in a spreadsheet to remove filenames (with the old filenames success rates were ~30%, without 100%)

rename as .txt

Run your fab script on it

Disaster averted. Thank you.

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:33 pm
by mp3fan
Hi,
just found this helpful script.
1. Is there a way to keep relative path names in my m3u-playlist or check for valid path/filenames?
2. The fixed m3u-file contains a new second line "##EXTM3U". How can I prevent this?
old file:
#EXTM3U
fixed file:
#EXTM3U
##EXTM3U

mp3fan

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:11 pm
by Peke
Hi,
That second line starts with UTF-8 BOM character mark (0xEF,0xBB,0xBF) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_orde ... y_encoding
Try to rename all playlists to M3U8 and see if that helps.

NOTE: BOM Character should be the first 3 bytes of any text based file to indicate that text is UTF-8 Encoded. Problem is that it is in second line which confuses every app that handles BOM character.

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:51 am
by mp3fan
Peke wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:11 pm Try to rename all playlists to M3U8 and see if that helps.
I get the same output file (UCS-2, Little Indian) , even by renaming the input file (UTF-8) to m3u8.

But more important to me is my first question, how to get relativ pathnames. Any ideas?

mp3fan

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:15 am
by Peke
Hi,
MMW is not capable to save (UCS-2, Little Indian), M3U and M3U8 have strict format. Can you please ZIP few files and send me DL link in PM?

That needs to be changed in plugin. And tracks needs to be in folder or subfolders of playlist to point to paths like "queen\its a miracle\breakthrough.mp3" instead of "f:\music\queen\its a miracle\breakthrough.mp3"

MMW do that in sync profile.

If the problem is with existing files Only way I can think of is to use NotePad++ and do a replace on all opened documents (You can drag selection of files to notepad++ to open them all).

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:13 am
by mp3fan
Hi,
@Peke: sent you the files to check my UTF problem

Maybe trixmoto can add a parameter in the script for relative/absoute filepath, like he already did in other scripts (batch m3u creator) :D

BR
mp3fan

Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:33 pm
by SpirosG
I just want to say thank you for this amazing script.
You have saved me a ton of time with this.

Can't wait for a compatible update for MM5

Once again Thank you!!!!