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  • #257
    RFelber
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    Completely (German) newbie looking for help!

    The mt-daapd-Server runs under embedded Linux (Intradisk – NAS-Drive), i-Tunes is installed under WindowsXP.

    My problem is how to configure the Playlist-file. Essentially I need the correct code for folder-based playlists, thats all.

    Maybe anybody here can help, thanks a lot!
    I also would be happy about a well-working playlist, which I only have to adapt to my need.

    Regards from Cologne/Germany

    #4337
    fizze
    Participant

    grüsse nach köln 🙂

    what exactly do you mean by “folder based” ?
    what version of mt-daapd are you running ?

    I suggest you try the nightly releases, they have a web-based playlist editor.

    #4338
    RFelber
    Guest

    grüsse zurück, fizze, and thanks for your quickly posting!

    what exactly do you mean by “folder based” ?

    For the moment, I just need playlists, containing the mp3-songs within one folder.

    what version of mt-daapd are you running ?

    The latest version – 0.2.4, I think.

    #4339
    fizze
    Participant

    Take a look at http://nightlies.mt-daapd.org/

    it has, amongst others, a totally overhauled web-site with the options to edit smart playlists.

    other than that:
    make sure your process_m3u option is set to enable scanning of playlists.
    Of course the pathnames in that have to be correct. (unixly *hint*)

    #4340
    RFelber
    Guest

    fizze wrote:

    make sure your process_m3u option is set to enable scanning of playlists.

    where do I have to do that?

    Of course the pathnames in that have to be correct. (unixly *hint*)

    What is the correct code for the following example:

    I like to create a playlist of all mp3-titels in a folder. The path of that folder is (windows-conversion):

    export/music/Favoriten 1 ???

    #4341
    fizze
    Participant

    you have to enable process_m3u in your mt-daapd.conf file.
    which should reside in /etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf or /opt/etc/mt-daapd/
    you get the idea.

    are you sure you know about playlist files ?
    m3u playlist files contain the filenames and a full or realtive path to EACH music file.

    if you want to create a smart (xml-style) playlist, Im sure theres plenty of docs on their syntax on the web. :unsure:

    #4342
    RFelber
    Guest

    fizze wrote:

    you have to enable process_m3u in your mt-daapd.conf file.
    which should reside in /etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf or /opt/etc/mt-daapd/
    you get the idea.

    are you sure you know about playlist files ?
    m3u playlist files contain the filenames and a full or realtive path to EACH music file.

    if you want to create a smart (xml-style) playlist, Im sure theres plenty of docs on their syntax on the web. :unsure:

    fizze, thanks for your patience with me!

    are you sure you know about playlist files ?
    m3u playlist files contain the filenames and a full or realtive path to EACH music file.

    meanwhile, I´m no longer sure, what do i have to do in my case? I´m only looking for the correct code in the mt-daapd.playlist – file, so that all mp3-songs in one folder are represented in my playlist, so, where´s the problem?

    #4343
    RFelber
    Guest

    okay, now there´s a m3u-file in the following path:

    /export/music/Favoriten 1/playlist1.m3u.

    (/export/music is the mp3-directory for mt-daapd)

    Please, please tell me what I must do with the mt-daapd.playlist – file, so that this m3u-file appears as a mt-daapd-playlist in iTunes for example?

    #4344
    fizze
    Participant

    nothing with the .playlist file, but with the .conf file.
    then just rescan your DB and the playlist file should show – given its correct.

    #4345
    rpedde
    Participant

    Some of the confusion might be because there are different versions of mt-daapd with different ways of making playlists.

    With 0.2.x, it’s done through the .playlist file. To do that, try something like:


    "Incoming Files" {
    path includes "/incoming/"
    }

    WIth nightlies, you can edit it through the “smart” tab on the web ui, and add a criteria like this:


    path includes "/incoming"

    The syntax on that is almost identical, but it’s stored in the database on nightlies rather than a separate file.

    — Ron

    #4346
    fizze
    Participant

    aah, thanks for clearing that up 😉

    all options arent included in the web UI (yet) though, are they ?

    #4347
    rpedde
    Participant

    No, not yet, but they can be manually added. I really need a “help” or “tips” page on that, too. That’s going to get folded into the experimental playlist thing soon anyway.

    — Ron

    #4348
    RFelber
    Guest

    Suppose, I´d like to configure all mp3-files as a playlist in the folder:

    export/music/Deutsche Alben/BAP-Mix

    would this be the right code than for the mt-daapd.playlist-file:

    “Incoming Files” {
    path includes “musicDeutsche AlbenBAP-Mix”/incoming/”
    }

    Thanks!

    #4349
    rpedde
    Participant

    no, the “path includes” means, find anything with a full filename (including path) that includes what’s in the quotes.

    so

    path includes ‘/BAP-Mix/’

    would work (with double-quotes, not single quotes). That would get files in ANY folder that has BAP-Mix in it. It would be like *BAP-Mix*, if that makes sense.

    #4350
    RFelber
    Guest

    But how would I make it possible, to build a smart playlist within the tracks in one folder?

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