Exporting Playlists

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Introduction

If you want to share your Playlists or Auto-Playlists with another application, you can do so by exporting them as standard M3U, M3U8, XSPF, ASX or PLS playlist files, which can then be loaded by other media players.


Playlist Export Settings

Several settings are available under Tools > Options > Tags & Playlists from the Main Menu:

MediaMonkey Options Tags & Playlists
Artwork Settings and Tags explained



  • Use Unicode (UTF-8 encoding) for M3U files allows for foreign characters to be used in the M3U files.
  • Force relative paths will write the file Paths on the Playlist relative to where the Playlist is saved, instead of including the full Path including drive letter. The benefit is that the Playlist and media files can be moved easily to a different location/drive/device (as long as the relative Path isn't changed).
  • Use extended M3U will save the Playlist in the extended M3U format instead of simple M3U (the latter is just a list of filenames).


To export selected Files to a Playlist

  1. Select the Files you wish to export as a Playlist file
  2. From right click Context Menu of the files select Send To > M3U/XSPF playlist
  3. Choose a folder where the Playlist should be saved
  4. Choose a destination folder, File name and set what type of Playlist it should be exported as with Save as type to save the report.
  5. Use Set as Type to set the Playlist format that the Playlist should be saved as


To export all Playlists as .m3u files

  1. Use File > Export > Playlists from the Main Menu
  2. Choose a folder for the Playlists files to be saved
  3. Click OK to start the export of all Playlists
  4. The export can be canceled using Cancel from the right click Context Menu on the progress bar for the export at the bottom of the main MediaMonkey window.

Export All Playlists does not have an option to choose as what Playlist Type the Playlists should be exported. The Playlists will all be saved as M3U files and any nesting structure will be lost for the exported Playlist files.


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