Author Topic: M3U Playlists .... first track always missing when played on Squeezebox Touch  (Read 5241 times)

Ricky Roma

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Firstly, it's great that Logitech Media Server just automatically picks up my musicbee playlists for playback on my Squeezebox Touch.
What a timesaver - no time wasted exporting, simply point LMS at musicbee playlist folder and it gets the m3u's
Everything works perfectly apart from one thing .... the first playlist track is always missing.
For the last couple of years I've always just popped a random track at the beginning of each playlist, but is there a way round this?
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Changing the playlist export to .PLS did the trick for me.
Take a look at this thread: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14399.msg86009#msg86009
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Ricky Roma

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Hi, thanks for reply.
Does that mean for every individual playlist I need to go to List > Export as External Playlist ? Or is there someway it can do this automatically when I make changes to a playlist within MB.
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RR

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Edit > Preferences > Library > Playlists
You can set the location and format for library playlists and exported playlists and that remains the default.
My exported playlists go to _Squeezebox_Playlists\ as PLS.  I also have 'relative file paths' checked.
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Ricky Roma

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I have the settings in there, I was just wondering if there was a way to automatically batch export the playlists instead of doing them one at a time.
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edit- Ah, I see there's an option "automatically export static copy" on my Auto-playlists. The majority of my playlists are static m3u format tho so I don't see any option from their submenu unfortunately
Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 09:11:17 PM by Ricky Roma

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Also, see this thread - it's a bug with the Squeezebox software if it claims it can read UTF8 files. Try changing it to ASCII in preferences.
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Also, see this thread - it's a bug with the Squeezebox software if it claims it can read UTF8 files. Try changing it to ASCII in preferences.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, PLS works with Squeezebox.
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Also, see this thread - it's a bug with the Squeezebox software if it claims it can read UTF8 files. Try changing it to ASCII in preferences.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, PLS works with Squeezebox.

I know phred, but it explains what the root cause is, which could be interesting/useful.
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Ricky Roma

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Thanks guys  8)
I see exporting to m3u(#ext) also restores the missing first track.
Hmm.. i've got 80 or so playlists I've got to remove the first dummy track from now LOL  :-[
On the other hand, I like the way LMS just picks up my current MB playlists without having to export to a different format. Shame I can't just create playlists as m3u(#ext) or PLS instead of just m3u in MB

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Shame I can't just create playlists as m3u(#ext) or PLS instead of just m3u in MB
its in Preferences/ Library/ playlists export format

Ricky Roma

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Steven, that's the format for the exported playlists only tho?
That's fine if I right click on one of my playlists and export to the format of my choice. But what happens if I make changes to the original playlist? Do I have to right click and export it again every time a change is made or is the exported playlist automatically updated to be kept in sync with the original. That would be pretty cool if it does it behind the scenes

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if you have "automatically export a static copy" enabled in a playlist then it will be automatically exported

Ricky Roma

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Perfect  ;D
I didn't realise it updated the exported playlists on-the-fly.

I've been using MusicBee for organizing my music for the last few years (since Mediamonkey became too bloated) and it's just great.
Steven, it's taken me far too long to make a donation, so I've finally done one tonight to say thanks for your efforts.