Author Topic: MBP to M3U  (Read 490 times)

zes

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Hello,
my old computer is down (but not the hard drives) so I will change my computer and also OS (bye bye MusicBee  :'( ).

So, my question is : is there a way to convert mbp files to m3u without going through the software ?

Good day and thank you.

phred

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Short answer: No.

MBP is a proprietary format that MB uses for its playlists. It's extremely unlikely that there is any convertor available online.
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zes

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 :(  :'(
Ok, thanks for the quick answer.

So, would there be a kind soul to do it for me from his software, please?

phred

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I may be wrong, but MB would probably explode if you tried that. Neither the paths nor the files would exist on someone else's PC.
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zes

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A friend come home with a Windows computer and try with a new fresh Musc Bee install.
FYI : I put a mbp file in the playlists folder, it appears in MusicBee with an exclamation mark on each track but you can export it on m3u format without error  8)

phred

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If you hover over the ! you'll see that it probably says "path not found" or "file not found." Because they don't. And yes it will export, but those playlists will now be pointing to a path that does not exist. So when you put them on your new PC (I'm assuming Linux) it won't be able to find the files because the path does not exist.
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zes

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Yes, that's right!

First of all, I want m3u files because they're readable with a text editor and know wich tracks are on each playlist.
And secondly (because m3u is just text file), I can make a batch that replace a path by an other on all files.

phred

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Good to hear. I never assume a new user knows what they're doing. But obviously you do.
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musicbeelover21

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A friend come home with a Windows computer and try with a new fresh Musc Bee install.
FYI : I put a mbp file in the playlists folder, it appears in MusicBee with an exclamation mark on each track but you can export it on m3u format without error  8)

Solved my issue! i tried editing .mbp file location paths with find/replace via text editor and did not work no matter what! but because your idea to export the playlist, I then edited the newly created m3u file with find/replace to replace old path with new  path of music! Thank you friend! Cheers!

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Glad you got it sorted.

BTW, did you change your username on the forum?
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