Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Dancer
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Im- and export of m3u playlists

Post by Dancer »

As I diskussed in German forum section already I'm very interested in an improvement of saving and updating of playlists.

My feature request:
  • Option for automatic update of existing m3u-files that were changed by external programs. The update should include any changed content within the playlist-file.
  • Option for saving playlists as m3u-files with relative path
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Last edited by Dancer on Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

Post by Ludek »

Relative paths has been added in 5.0.2.2500 : https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=18232

And picking up the changes in M3U should be possible by re-scanning / monitoring the folder(s)?
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Thank you for your answer, Ludek.
Where can I find this new built 5.0.2.2500? I want to check it out. With Google I only find cracks of it with serial-nrs. :-?

And I'll try your suggestion using monitoring folders...
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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You can find it here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=86639&sd=d
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Lowlander wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:04 pm You can find it here: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=86639&sd=d
Great! Thank you! I'm happy to check it out.

@Ludek
I'm not sure that I understand it rightly: Does monitoring the folders happen automatically when clicking on "Scan"?
Or is there a certain setting for monitoring? I couldn't find any.

EDIT:
I made a test: I added an album to a playlist with my Linux Music player (Lollypop), saved it and gave it a relative path (with relm3u - script).
Then I switched to Windows + MediaMonkey, did a scan of music and playlists. Result: The added album was not there.

How is it possible to update the playlists from harddisk-directory?
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Another finding:
When I send (save) a certain playlist as m3u-file to my playlist-folder, the path is relative.
When I export all playlists as m3u-files to the playlist-folder, their paths are absolute.
Please correct that.
It saves much time when we don't have to save each playlist individually instead of export/overwrite them with relative paths.
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Reopened the bug.
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Lowlander wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:40 am Reopened the bug.
What do you mean by that?
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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That a developer will evaluate this and perhaps add relative Paths to Export all playlists.
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Thank you Lowlander!
I asked bc there was another sentence before. Not "Reopened the bug." Don't mind.
I'm happy with it now.
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Today I installed MMW build 5.0.2.2503 where it is said the issue is solved.
However, it is not.
Now both the export of the whole list of playlists and the export of single playlists as m3u-files generate content like this:

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#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:285,Putumayo - Wassiyé - Habib Koité
..\Music\Habib Koité & Bamada - Presents Africa\07 Putumayo - Wassiyé - Habib Koité.mp3
#EXTINF:250,Khadja Nin - Sina mali, sina deni
..\Music\Sambolera\00 Khadja Nin - Sina mali, sina deni.mp3
It should be like this:

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..\Music\Secret Garden - Spirits of nature\01 Secret Garden - Nocturne.mp3
..\Music\Africa\00 Unbekannt - Baro.mp3
without any `#EXTM3U` or `#EXTINF:285,...` before the relative path.
The second example is of an exported file executed with 2502 build. That file is now overwritten. (Only overwritten in test-folder :wink: )
Needs to be solved.
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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What are you using that it can't read an extended M3U?
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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Oh, that is a good question. I didn't expect that it is working since I'm used to the other version.

But yes: The playlist ist integrated in the other Linux program and works!
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Re: Im- and export of m3u playlists

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You can just disable the '[x] Use extended M3U' checkbox in Options > Library > Tags & Playlist
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