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    ccomley
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    Playlists worked when I first set it all up – now they show up on the SB – but are empty.

    I’m using the old MMJB playlist format, which is simply a text file of one track per line thus:-

    e:musicBlondieGreatest Hits19_Maria.mp3
    e:musicBruce SpringsteenGreatest Hits17_Blood Brothers.mp3
    e:musicLynyrd SkynyrdGold & Platinum14_I Know a Little.mp3

    (I have verified that the paths/filenames are correct)

    saved in a file called .m3u. FF has been told to see m3us as playlists.

    Baffled of Ballinger.

    #9549

    rpedde
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    @ccomley wrote:

    Playlists worked when I first set it all up – now they show up on the SB – but are empty.

    I’m using the old MMJB playlist format, which is simply a text file of one track per line thus:-

    e:musicBlondieGreatest Hits19_Maria.mp3
    e:musicBruce SpringsteenGreatest Hits17_Blood Brothers.mp3
    e:musicLynyrd SkynyrdGold & Platinum14_I Know a Little.mp3

    (I have verified that the paths/filenames are correct)

    saved in a file called .m3u. FF has been told to see m3us as playlists.

    Baffled of Ballinger.

    This *is* on windows, right? This isn’t a windows playlist that you are trying to read on a nslu2 or other unix box, right?

    If so, is E a local drive, or a network drive?

    #9550

    ccomley
    Participant

    Yep – Firefly running on XP Pro, the E-drive is local (i.e. it’s not a NAS-access problem – I can browse and play by album, by artist, etc from the library which is 100% in e:music

    I use MMJB to rip CDs, and to create playlists – this is MMJB’s playlist format which *has* worked before on the SBridge.

    (Probably un-necessary detail. ACTUALLY the “library” as far as MMJB is concerned, is r:music, which *is* on a NAS box. But to avoid the NAS access problem *and* to provide a backup of the MP3 library, I use SecondCopy to copy the entire content of r:music to e:music every couple of ours (SC only copies new/changed files) – of course when I use MMJB to create a playlist it uses R: but a quick find/replace sorts that out in short order.)

    #9551

    CCRDude
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    This is actually not”MMJB’s” playlist format; it simply stands for “MP3 URL” and originated from WinAmp, but is that widely used today that it’s “the standard” for playlists, so the good news: the format in itself of the playlist shouldn’t cause any problems ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m using a few .m3u as static playlists myself without trouble.

    I’m not sure, would the log show something if playlists are not understood?

    #9552

    ccomley
    Participant

    Well, when I say it’s MMJB’s format, I mean, it’s the format of the file spit out by using MMJB to create a playlist. I’ve no idea who though of it first, or even if it can be argued to have been “thought of” – it is, after all, just a text file of full pathnames to the tracks in the playlist, one per line. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #9553

    rpedde
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    @ccomley wrote:

    (Probably un-necessary detail. ACTUALLY the “library” as far as MMJB is concerned, is r:music, which *is* on a NAS box. But to avoid the NAS access problem *and* to provide a backup of the MP3 library, I use SecondCopy to copy the entire content of r:music to e:music every couple of ours (SC only copies new/changed files) – of course when I use MMJB to create a playlist it uses R: but a quick find/replace sorts that out in short order.)

    Ah ha!

    And what is your music directories set to? R:? or E:?

    When it doesn’t show up in the playlists, it’s because it didn’t find the songs in the database (looked up by path). So if the DB has the paths as R, then that would explain it.

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