Creating & Reading .m3u Playlist

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Daz
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Creating & Reading .m3u Playlist

Post by Daz »

Hi may be having brain fart here :D probably something simple I'm doing wrong.

I have created a .m3u playlist in VLC and then copied it into the root drive of the "Watched Folders" It displays the name of the playlist under "Playlists" but indicates zero tracks.

The playlist works if I open it in VLC, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help.
Daz
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Re: Creating & Reading .m3u Playlist

Post by Daz »

Had another go but no success.

This is an extract from the Log..

Processing playlist - /sharedir/Music/Daz Playlist.m3u
Playlist Name: Daz Playlist
Playlist Trackcount: 144
File not found: /sharedir/Music/2020/14.02.2020%20Chart%20Hits%20UK/12.%20Halsey%20-%20You%20should%20be%20sad.mp3
File not found: /sharedir/Music/2020/NOW%20That's%20What%20I%20Call%20Music%20Today's%20Top%20Hits%20(2020)%20Mp3%20320kbps/25.%20Lauren%20Daigle%20-%20You%20Say.mp3
File not found: /sharedir/Music/2020/NOW%20That's%20What%20I%20Call%20Music%20Today's%20Top%20Hits%20(2020)%20Mp3%20320kbps/43.%20Taylor%20Swift%20-%20You%20Need%20To%20Calm%20Down.mp3

There are albums with playlists in there that I didn't create (already setp) but seem to work.

Success: /sharedir/Music/2014/2014 16 The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16.02.2014/01 Clean Bandit Feat Jess Glynne - Rather Be.mp3
Success: /sharedir/Music/2014/2014 16 The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16.02.2014/02 Pharrell Williams - Happy.mp3
Success: /sharedir/Music/2014/2014 16 The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16.02.2014/02 Zedd Feat Hayley Williams - Stay The Night.mp3
bizmodeller
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Re: Creating & Reading .m3u Playlist

Post by bizmodeller »

So it’s the URI encoding that is breaking it. My understanding of the spec is that filename in playlist files should be plain file names not URI encoded ones.

That said we could look at falling back to find a uri encoded path if finding the plain text one failed.

Let me try to reproduce
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