Playlists are generated with absolute path instead of relative path, which breaks playback on some devices

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Playlists are generated with absolute path instead of relative path, which breaks playback on some devices

Post by Microserf »

In MMW4, when I generated an M3U playlist, the tracks would be listed as relative path from the root folder of my music; e.g. "The Alan Parsons Project\Eye in the Sky\10 Old and Wise.wma". However, in MMW5, they are generated as full path, e.g. "D:\Music\The Alan Parsons Project\Eye in the Sky\10 Old and Wise.wma". This breaks sharing playlists with other devices where I have copies of my music but for which those absolute paths don't make sense (for example, my Ford Sync 3, which has the music on a thumbdrive), and I end up having to manually edit the playlist file to remove the drive letter and root folder before using it on those devices.

There doesn't seem to be a Tools/Option setting to specify relative path vs. absolute path with generating playlists. Assuming I haven't missed a setting, could this new behavior either be reverted, or an option added to specify absolute vs. relative when generating playlists? (For now, I'll have to use MMW4 to generate the lists.)
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Re: Playlists are generated with absolute path instead of relative path, which breaks playback on some devices

Post by Lowlander »

MediaMonkey 5.0.2 does relative Paths: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=86639&sd=d
Microserf

Re: Playlists are generated with absolute path instead of relative path, which breaks playback on some devices

Post by Microserf »

Super, missed that, thanks for the fast response!
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