Author Topic: Export plugin - copy to portable player and export to m3u incompatibility  (Read 1871 times)

neilscott

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Hi again

I've copied my 80+ rated tracks to my mp3 player using copy to portable player (via a temporary linux directory).

I'm then exporting m3u files from custom playlist filters such as 80+ excluding classical and xmas.

Unfortunately when I play back the playlists (on the player or on my Linux PC) quite a few tracks are not found.

It appears that:

copy to portable player removes ":",  "..." and replaces replaces "?" with "_"

export to m3u file replaces ":" with "_" and  "?" with "_"  and replaces "..." with ".._"

There may be other substitutions that I haven't found.

I can get around this issue by using copy to portable player for each custom filter and then creating playlists from each temporary directory individually via another method but it's not a very elegant solution.


neilscott

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Hi

Just realized that actually I'm probably comparing the directory structure created by musicbrainz picard when I reorganized my music some time ago with the directory structure created by gmb.

Will look at it again in this light.