Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Post by trixmoto » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:32 am

welby wrote:I tried running it against a text list and it worked with the exception it does not like artists names that contain "&"
This works absolutely fine for me, can you give me any more information?
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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Post by jan_h » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:40 am

I know that I'm some years behind the latest post, but my question is: Does MM Gold now include this functionality as native function? Because that is the main function I'm looking for as I need to recreate the playlists I buils over years now from my old laptop to a new one with different folder structure.
And second question is: While trying to export my playlists to m3u format, I find this only possible 1 by 1. Is there any 'export all' functionality in MM? (Gold or free)

Besides, the plugins works very fine, with installer and dialog-box for selecting the right track if found more than 1. Thanks really a lot for this!!

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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Post by Lowlander » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:16 pm

Tools > Scripts > Export All Playlists.
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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Post by springswood » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 am

Thanks for this great script.

My hard disc with my music on it died. It was all on my iPod (classic 160GB) and I could recover the 6000+ songs with Media Monkey. But not my 50 playlists. I can with your script.

I used this method.

In MM go to the playlist on the iPod and select all tracks

Use File - Create Reports - File List (csv) to extract the data (Export M3U file had iPod filenames but none of the Artist, Title etc data)

Edit the csv file in a spreadsheet to remove filenames (with the old filenames success rates were ~30%, without 100%)

rename as .txt

Run your fab script on it

Disaster averted. Thank you.

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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Post by mp3fan » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:33 pm

just found this helpful script.
1. Is there a way to keep relative path names in my m3u-playlist or check for valid path/filenames?
2. The fixed m3u-file contains a new second line "##EXTM3U". How can I prevent this?
old file:
fixed file:


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Re: Recreate M3U 2.4 - Updated 25/10/2010

Post by Peke » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:11 pm

That second line starts with UTF-8 BOM character mark (0xEF,0xBB,0xBF) ... y_encoding
Try to rename all playlists to M3U8 and see if that helps.

NOTE: BOM Character should be the first 3 bytes of any text based file to indicate that text is UTF-8 Encoded. Problem is that it is in second line which confuses every app that handles BOM character.
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