Author Topic: tag problem with Sonos  (Read 2861 times)

synthpool

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I make .m3u playlists in MB to play on a Sonos playbar with the Sonos app.
This is an example of  what happens, and of course these songs are not played.


(I hope anyone can see this .jpg image)
The problem is that some test is wrong interpreted.
It has something to do with tagging but that is beyond my knowledge.
With many alternative programs to MB, I do not have this problem, but none of these are as good as MB; so I hope I can continue with MB

There must be a lot of people who have Sonos equipment; I'm surprised that this threat is not found in the Forum.

thanks in advance

redwing

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Try other format for exported playlist like m3u8 to see if that works.

synthpool

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thanks for your reply

the Sonos app only accepts .m3u, .WPL and  .PLS format .
I tried with .pls but without success

   (I hope this image is better)

redwing

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OK, so the image is how your tags are read by Sonos?
Then, it's not about playlist format but tag encoding issue.
Additional Tagging Tools plugin has re-encode tag command (you will find it under Tools menu after enabling the plugin).
Then try different encodings with a test file until it displays correctly.

Steven

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i also suggest you try exporting the playlists using M3U(ascii)

synthpool

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There are maybee 100-120 tagging standards in that Re-encode option,  and I tried 60 of these but none was successful.
Within MusicBee everything is showed correct, but it goes wrong during exporting the m3u playlist to the Sonos app.
The image you see is a screencapture from the Sonos app.
I let you know that I had the same problem with Mediamonkey, until I unchecked in the settings an option like this : "use unicode(utf-8 encoding) for .m3u playlist.  After doing this it was OK.  Apparently tagging is different for library as well  as for playlists ?
JRiver, MP3Tag, Winamp, Aimp were OK

for Steven : changing the tagging option in MB to "ID3v2.3ascii only" is that what you mean.  I already did that before, but I am not aware whether anything happened at that moment.

thanks for your attention

about the picture :

what you should read is

Jägerlied aus dem Freischütz - Günther Wewel.mp3
Tränen der Liebe - Ernst Hutter & Egerländer Musikanten.mp3

redwing

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What Steven meant is try M3U(ascii) option for external playlist format.

Also I'd google "sonos & umlaut" to learn tips.

synthpool

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I also tried M3u(ascii only) but no result; in this case I see other caracters than before(now there are question marks)

Breaky

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Hi to all,

some days are gone since the last post. But the problem with exported playlists an Sonos still exists.

All my MP3-Files are tagged with MP3Tag and "ID3-Tag v2.3 ISO-8859-1" as coding. Everything is fine with german umlauts: Paths, filenames, tag. (MB and Sonos)

Unfortunately, MusicBee exports playlist with UTF-8 coded characters. Sonos requires ANSI-code. If I open the exported playlist (UTF-8) with Notepad and save it with ANSI-coding, then it works correctly with the Sonos.

Is it possible to add the ANSI-coding for exporting playlists?

Thanks for your help!