Author Topic: Playlist M3U format is incorrect  (Read 742 times)


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I converted my playlists from mbp to m3u format for compatibility with my other software. However, it appears that MB does not follow the protocol for M3U files. It should look like this with the title separate from the filename:

#EXTINF:317,Space Oddity - David Bowie
\Music 1\David Bowie\Changeonebowie\01 Space Oddity.mp3
#EXTINF:232,Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders
\Music1\Pretenders\The Singles\08 Back On The Chain Gang.mp3

But instead, it's just a list of the filenames with their path!


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There is no agreed standard for m3u files and the # character denotes a comment that may or may not be read by other programs at their discretion.
A list of file paths is all that is required for a valid m3u file, so the files created by MusicBee aren't "incorrect".

Having said that, there's probably no reason MusicBee couldn't include the extra info if your other programs use it, so you could make a request for it in the Wishlist forum.
Which might be what this thread was also asking for, in a roundabout way:
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In the library preferences you can set the export format to: M3U(#ext). So if you dont have many playlists, set the "automatically export a static copy" on the playlist settings for each playlist.
There isnt a way to override the format for library playlists other than standard M3U format.