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Author Topic: playlist  (Read 3747 times)

mhumphri

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playlist
« on: February 24, 2008, 08:56:47 AM »

I created some playlists using Windows Media Player 11. When I pick playlists from the DSM-520 it says no content.  I also see some playlists twice.  Some have an MPU after the playlist name.
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ECF

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Re: playlist
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 09:15:37 AM »

Is the music stored on the local computer or is it on a share drive on your network?
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mhumphri

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Re: playlist
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 10:12:12 AM »

Its on a network share drive (HP MediaSmart Server).
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mhumphri

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Re: playlist
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 10:15:43 AM »

Also, I miss stated.. Some of the playlists display as .M3U not MPU.
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Re: playlist
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 02:57:45 PM »

The media server is treating itself as the root source of the content. The Media server does not acknowledge that its data is at any particular IP address or network source. It simply reports a local path. The network location identification and communication is handled by a different process.

Therefore, your file paths within the M3U file will look like this:

If the M3U is located in the same directory as the files:

song1.mp3
song2.mp3
song3.mp3

If the M3U is located in the album folder (where we assume the folder structure is Genre/Artist/Album/files):

/album1/song1.mp3
/album1/song2.mp3
/album1/song3.mp3

If the M3U is located in the artist folder (where we assume the folder structure is Genre/Artist/Album/files):

/artist1/album1/song1.mp3
/artist1/album1/song2.mp3
/artist1/album1/song3.mp3

You can use this same logic to compensate for whatever folder structure you may have.
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