Any way to compare M3U playlists?

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Any way to compare M3U playlists?

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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
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Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

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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)
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Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

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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.
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Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Post 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?
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Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Post 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.
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Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Post 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?
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Re: Any way to compare M3U playlists?

Post by Lowlander »

Not for Playlists, but for files there is: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/ind ... ate-tracks
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