Opening an M3U playlist not working

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terrypin
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Opening an M3U playlist not working

Post by terrypin »

My playlists work fine from within MM itself. But it's been years since I last used them by d-clicking an .m3u file from File Explorer, so I'm not too surprised that none of them work. They are all in a single Windows folder (not my \Music folder) and MM opens OK when I double-click them, but then doesn't find any of the tracks.

The files have names like
1960s Pop etc (17h17).m3u
and in a text editor that file looks like this:

..\Adam Faith\No. 1 Hits 1960\Poor Me.mp3
..\Anthony Newley\Greatest Hits [UK]\Do You Mind.mp3
..\Anthony Newley\Greatest Hits [UK]\Why.mp3
..\Buddy Holly\The Original Master Tapes\True Love Ways.mp3
..\Chris Barber\Larry Borenstein's Art Gallery Patio, New Orleans oct.24,1960\Ciribiribin.mp3
etc

Do I have to tediously edit the text files, globally changing '..' on every line to 'D:\Music', for every file, or is there a faster way please?
Terry, East Grinstead, UK
MM 4.1.29.1910 Gold, about 8000 tracks, i7 4.0 GHz running Win 10 Pro
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Re: Opening an M3U playlist not working

Post by Lowlander »

Most text editors have a Replace function. some like TextPad can do this on all open files.

However the Playlists should work once the Relative Paths become valid. So if you put them in D:\Music\Playlists they should now look for files in D:\Music
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terrypin
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Re: Opening an M3U playlist not working

Post by terrypin »

Thanks, appreciate your usual fast reply. But as you see from this annotated screenshot I reckon I must have changed most of the names - or MM did it without my say so!

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Re: Opening an M3U playlist not working

Post by Lowlander »

There is no solution to this, other than manually editing each and every file in the Playlist (or filename on PC to match Playlist value).
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Erwin Hanzl
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Re: Opening an M3U playlist not working

Post by Erwin Hanzl »

Hello Terry,

It's not a playlist from MM4.
This is a playlist from an external device (mobile phone, tablet, USB-stick) that you copied to your computer at some point.
You can recognize this from the "relative path" : .. \ Bach \ .........
Or is this new in MM4? Have i missed something?

1. File name: Toccata.mp3
2. Three lines higher: File name: J. S. Bach - Toccata.mp3

Typical for changed file names in MM4 before the second synchronization with the device.

An exported playlist looks like this in MM4:
Image

Google-translator, sorry.
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