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Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:55 pm
by thefaceman
I have two playlists that are VERY similar to each other, but I like to keep seperate, one is a subset of the other playlist and I want to be able to find what songs are missing from the smaller subset of the parent.
Is there any way to compare m3u playlists?
-thanks
-thefaceman

Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:00 pm
by rovingcowboy
export them both as a m3u file.

change the .m3u in to a .txt making it a notepad file, then
use an already made program you find on freeware sites to do a dupy check of text files.

thats the one way i can think of to do it. 8)

Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:40 pm
by nynaevelan
thefaceman wrote:I have two playlists that are VERY similar to each other, but I like to keep seperate, one is a subset of the other playlist and I want to be able to find what songs are missing from the smaller subset of the parent.
Is there any way to compare m3u playlists?
-thanks
-thefaceman
You could create a autoplaylist that gives you tracks that are in playlist1 but not in playlist2.

Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:26 pm
by donector
hi, sorry to resurrect an old thread... but this thread got somehow lost in transalation... and i have the same question..

could andy body explain how to

- "use an already made program you find on freeware sites to do a dupy check of text files"
which sw? notepad++? how?

-"create a autoplaylist that gives you tracks that are in playlist1 but not in playlist2."
how would that be?

Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:41 pm
by Lowlander
Use the Playlist Criteria in an AutoPlaylist (Edit > New AutoPlaylist and then on the Advanced tab). It has both the is and is not option so create 2 Criteria.

Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:57 am
by donector
right, thanks a lot! i found the criteria as "playlist" property

now on checking the results i realise it compares tracks that are in the same location... and i was trying to compare duplicate songs that are in different drives (same artist and same name), I mean the mp3 are the same but they are in both (or just 1) of the the storage devices (in my hdd and/or in my portable mp3 player)

is there a way?

Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:01 am
by Lowlander
Not for Playlists, but for files there is: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/ind ... ate-tracks