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3. What about the smart playlists? Must those be manually recreated?

Nope, they come over as well, although they are no longer smart — they are “staticized” at the time of the transfer. If you want to make them smart again, you’ll have to recreate those using the web interface and the new playlist language and all.

Ok, got it, thanks.

The xml file has a list of the files covered by the smart playlist, but the actual playlist itself is some kind of binary blob that I don’t think anyone has decoded, so it isn’t (afaik) yet possible to convert the playlist in a smart way.

🙂 Yeah, I noticed these binary blobs when I was looking at the .xml file myself and wondered if anyone had made any sense of them yet!

My smart playlists are pretty simple in any case and though a little tedious shouldn’t be a big problem. It was all the hand created ones that I would have hated to lose.

Thanks so much.