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    Media player takes over

    Hi folks,
    We just moved our playlist over to another computer via an external hard drive which we are using to play the music, We will put the files on permanently later. The playlist which are m3u files show up as media player files and slimserver will not accept the playlist. When we try to play it it shows as 0 files in the playlist.. The music files are all there on the ex drive . If we click on an album in the music folder and make it a playlist it again shows as a media player file but will play even thou it shows as a media file. ( the existing playlists will not play ) Trouble is we can not get the existing playlists to play. We have tried everything! We use xp pro slimserver 6.5.4 and the music files are saved as flac saved using windows word 2007
    As I said we have tried everything, we are now trying to get rid of Media player hoping that will help. Everything has worked for years, why media player has reared it ugly head we can figure out
    Any suggestions and help would be grateful, redoing the playlist is not a option as it is custom sorted with song placed in specific order ( 3469 songs ) <G>
    Thanks Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by wp steve View Post
    Hi folks,
    We just moved our playlist over to another computer via an external hard drive which we are using to play the music, We will put the files on permanently later. The playlist which are m3u files show up as media player files and slimserver will not accept the playlist. When we try to play it it shows as 0 files in the playlist.. The music files are all there on the ex drive . If we click on an album in the music folder and make it a playlist it again shows as a media player file but will play even thou it shows as a media file. ( the existing playlists will not play ) Trouble is we can not get the existing playlists to play. We have tried everything! We use xp pro slimserver 6.5.4 and the music files are saved as flac saved using windows word 2007
    As I said we have tried everything, we are now trying to get rid of Media player hoping that will help. Everything has worked for years, why media player has reared it ugly head we can figure out
    Any suggestions and help would be grateful, redoing the playlist is not a option as it is custom sorted with song placed in specific order ( 3469 songs ) <G>
    Thanks Steve
    Has the external hard drive been allocated the same drive letter that it had on the old computer?

    If you right-click one of your "empty" playlists and "open with" Notepad, you will see they are simple text documents showing the path to the actual tracks.

    e.g. L:\Squeezebox Music\A\America\The Complete Greatest Hits\01 A Horse With No Name.mp3

    The first letter (L) is the drive letter, if the drive the actual music files are on has been allocated a different letter, you will need to edit the playlist to match the new drive letter. (and rescan in Slimserver).
    Last edited by kidstypike; 2013-07-25 at 00:04.
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    That did it, we just replaced the drive letter with the new drive letter in find and replace in notebook. Thank you ever so much, these forums are so helpful. The icons are still for media player instead of m3u but I can live with that as long as it works <G> Then when we decide to move the music off the external drive to the C drive we will have to do it again <G> but now we know how thanks to you....
    Steve

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