Again I'm not clear on exactly what you're saying here. In strawberry you can see the names of the tracks, yes?
But they don't play because the path is not recognized? What is telling you it's not recognized?
the tracks appear with their filename only, they don't play and no other data displayed (artist, album...)
I think I figured it out. my music are on 2 separate hard drives, the playlist file is on of those hard drives. the tracks that are on the same hard drive as the playlist file are recognized, the others arent because drive is named differently in linux.
I'm going to export the same playlist to both hard drives and combine them later once all ratings have been done..
If I don't update, it means this fixed it...
thank you everyone for helping, you're great!