Old 08-22-2012, 10:04 AM
redjack443 redjack443 is offline
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Default Syncing/copying playlists

What I thought we be a simple task is giving me a lot of trouble.

I have a number of m3u-playlists which contain my "best of" selection from various artists in my music collection. I am looking for some kind of software which copies those playlists and the files they point to to my MP3-player (A rockboxed Clip Zip).

Winamp and Windows Media Player will only copy the songs in the playlists, and not the playlists themselves. Considering I'm talking about ~700 songs, manually editing the playlists isn't an option.

Does anyone know a program like that?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:06 PM
skip252 skip252 is offline
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Opening the saved playlist in foobar2000 will let you use it's File Operations component to copy the files to the location you want them. The default behavior is to display the files after the copy operation. When that happens you see the files in their new locations and can easily create a playlist with just those files.

Select the files in that display after the copy operation and save them as a .m3u8. If the files are all saved to a single memory you can make the save location anywhere on that memory. Rockbox will strip away any path designations in the playlist and the playlist should work.

If the files come from both memories I would use the root of the external drive as the save location. Due to recent changes to Rockbox a playlist saved there will reference files on both memories with no need for manual editing.

Amok Playlist Copy will do essentially the same thing. There's more on that here.

I prefer foobar2000 as I use it for the greatest majority of what I do with my music files but when I've tried Amok it's worked well. I haven't found that it gives me the range of options available in foobar2000 but the file copy and playlist creation have worked reliably.
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