Creating and importing third party m3u playlist

Answered

Comments

8 comments

  • Official comment
    Avatar
    Brandon C.

    Hi Tagore,

    Playlists created outside of the Bluesound Application are not officially supported as they will be including network variables that are specific to that computer or NAS.

    That being said if the files are all accessible for that Playlist and you place the m3u file in the same share as the Music the Player should be finding them.

    If the M3U Playlists continue to be troublesome we recommend contacting our support team at support@bluesound.com for assistance.
     

    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Kevin Weldon

    Hi Tagore,

    Were you able to get this figured out?

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Kevin Weldon

    Hi Tagore,

    I was finally able to figure out why this was not working for me. It seems that BlueOS will not import an m3u file that has any file paths that are not valid. If there is even just one song in the playlist with an invalid path then it will not be imported. 

    For your reference I found that both relative and absolute paths both worked.

    I found that Playlist Creator was very good at quickly identifying the paths that needed to be fixed in each of my playlists.

    It is going to be rather painful for me to fix every single one of my playlists but when I'm done it will be nice to know that they are all now fully valid playlists.

    This strict behavior from BlueOS seems to be unlike any other our m3u player that I have used. I'm not sure if it is good or bad, but it is different.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Kevin Weldon

    I also found that I had to go into Cygwin and change all my .m3u files from:

    chmod 777

    to:

    chmod 666

    Now they all seem to be there. This was not an easy task to figure out.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Kevin Weldon

    After I re-indexed, now they are gone again. I have no clue how to make the m3u import work reliably.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Kevin Weldon

    Okay. I rebooted the hardware and reinstalled the OS. Re-indexed everything. Magically things seems to be working great. I must have been in a bad state.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Hi Kevin

    Not sure what happened there but glad to hear it has been resolved. There should be no need to change the file attributes for Bluesound to see the playlist.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Tagore Oosting

    To be honest I haven't tried to use M3U anymore. It's quite a hassle. Putting an M3U file in a dedicated playlist directory (within the shared directory) didn't work.

    I am very disappointed with my Bluesound Powernode. The sound quality is good, but the supporting apps lack in quality.

    I would simply like to drag and drop my favorite songs in a M3U file and place it somewhere in my shared directory. It's disappointing to have to make a separate playlist on all my devices (phone, car, Bluesound, etc).

    Enfin, I will try again (all tricks provided) and post an update.

    Thanks all!

    1
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.