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  • #2225
    Anonymous
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    For Windoze, I love the ease of use of iTunes for managing music, creating playlists ect. However I really dislike that does not support the WMA format unless you convert it to an MP3.

    Anyone recommend a more “open” client that they use that also supports creating playlists that firefly can use?

    Thanks

    #16343
    stretch
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    Media Monkey

    #16344
    Anonymous
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    iTunes is ok for me . 🙂

    #16345
    Anonymous
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    @stretch wrote:

    Media Monkey

    Can Media Monkey create the equivalent of your “iTunes Music Library.xml” file like the one iTunes creates?

    I installed Media Monkey and it looks like it creates a propriety index file of my collection, file is called MM.DB.

    #16346
    stretch
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    In Media Monkey there is an export playlist option. Each playlist is exported as a separate .m3u file.

    Make sure *Process .m3u files* is turned on in Firefly´s config page.

    #16347
    Anonymous
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    @stretch wrote:

    In Media Monkey there is an export playlist option. Each playlist is exported as a separate .m3u file.

    Make sure *Process .m3u files* is turned on in Firefly´s config page.

    Making playlists isn’t the problem I am running into.

    Remove iTunes from my setup. Assume I don’t have the itunes index xml file. What I am looking for is another program that can generate this index in this same format as itunes. Since iTunes does not support WMA files (which is a large part of my collection), I can’t index these files, and since they can’t be indexed, I can’t play them from the m3u playlists.

    #16348
    stretch
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    😕 Why?

    Firefly generates its own index (songs.db or songs3.db) and only needs the iTunes library file for playlists.
    Thats where exporting playlists as m3u in media monkey comes into the equation.
    Point Media Monkey at your music library, set up your playlists and then export them to Firefly using the m3u format.
    If Firefly is set to process m3u files and wma is on the list of file extensions then you should have no problems.

    As an added bonus, Media monkey understands aac (just not the iTMS DRM protected variety)

    #16349
    Anonymous
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    Ok. Got it.

    I thought firefly had to have access to the itunes xml file. I didn’t know you could just configure firefly to point to your music file directories.

    Sorry for the confusion…on my part.

    Thanks!

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