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RE: Alphabetical grouping for playlists - clio09 - 12-04-2014 00:11

(11-04-2014 21:05)simoncn Wrote:  
(11-04-2014 20:39)clio09 Wrote:  Okay I have been following the recent Streaming thread here and now know what a .m3u file is and how to use the text editor on my Mac to open one. Pardon the ignorance but when I create the .m3u file am I using the text editor to create the song list, then change the extension from .txt to .m3u.

This should be OK.

Quote:Also, the files are WAV or AIFF, not FLAC. Does it make a difference? In your examples is that a syntax I should be using or should I just type in the song name with .wav or .aiff file extension in the order I wish for them to appear.

You should type the filenames (including their .wav or .aiff extensions) in the order you want them to appear when you view the playlist.

Okay I created the .m3u file but after restarting and rescanning while I see the playlist no songs display. I have attached the log showing the errors where the file names cannot be found.


RE: Alphabetical grouping for playlists - simoncn - 12-04-2014 12:16

(12-04-2014 00:11)clio09 Wrote:  Okay I created the .m3u file but after restarting and rescanning while I see the playlist no songs display. I have attached the log showing the errors where the file names cannot be found.

Did you put the .m3u file in the same folder as the songs, as I suggested in an earlier post?

If the .m3u file is in a different folder, each filename needs to include an absolute or relative path to the folder that contains the song file.


RE: Alphabetical grouping for playlists - clio09 - 12-04-2014 15:53

(12-04-2014 12:16)simoncn Wrote:  
(12-04-2014 00:11)clio09 Wrote:  Okay I created the .m3u file but after restarting and rescanning while I see the playlist no songs display. I have attached the log showing the errors where the file names cannot be found.

Did you put the .m3u file in the same folder as the songs, as I suggested in an earlier post?

If the .m3u file is in a different folder, each filename needs to include an absolute or relative path to the folder that contains the song file.

At first I did not. I just did that now and the same error occurs. I have attached the file I created if this helps.


RE: Alphabetical grouping for playlists - simoncn - 12-04-2014 17:21

(12-04-2014 15:53)clio09 Wrote:  At first I did not. I just did that now and the same error occurs. I have attached the file I created if this helps.

Have you done a Rescan (not Restart) since you moved the .m3u file to the same folder as the songs?

Have you renamed the filenames of the songs to remove the 01, 02 (etc.) prefixes that they had previously?

What is the full path to the folder that contains the songs and the .m3u file?


RE: Alphabetical grouping for playlists - clio09 - 12-04-2014 18:47

(12-04-2014 17:21)simoncn Wrote:  
(12-04-2014 15:53)clio09 Wrote:  At first I did not. I just did that now and the same error occurs. I have attached the file I created if this helps.

Have you done a Rescan (not Restart) since you moved the .m3u file to the same folder as the songs?

Have you renamed the filenames of the songs to remove the 01, 02 (etc.) prefixes that they had previously?

What is the full path to the folder that contains the songs and the .m3u file?

Problem was the numerical prefixes to the songs were still present in the original file folder. Removed them and now everything is fine. Thanks for your help.