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KanyonKris
2005-05-03, 18:29
SlimServer 6.0.2 running on a Windows XP box was crashing when I attempted to browse a playlist created by Windows Media Player (*.WPL). The debug messages seemed to indicate a parsing problem so I tried various playlists to see if I could isolate the problem. Here's what I found:

I have a directory for my music and a subdirectory for my playlists like this:

C:\music
C:\music\playlists

When I used Media Player to create a playlist (saved to the playlist directory - see example above) and then looked at the playlist it had references to the MP3 files that looked like this:

"../Good Song.mp3"

It seems the "../" was messing up SlimServer so I made another playlist in Media Player but saved it to the music directory (where the MP3s are) and now the references were:

"Good Song.mp3"

and this playlist worked in SlimServer.

So if you use Media Player to create playlists, save them to the same directory as your songs.

And it would be nice if the code for reading Media Player playlists (*.WPL) would be updated to deal with relative paths.

Otherwise SlimServer rocks!

kdf
2005-05-03, 18:34
Quoting KanyonKris <KanyonKris.1ohh7z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

> So if you use Media Player to create playlists, save them to the same
> directory as your songs.

Thanks. this is a known issue, and I believe partly due to recent changes when
it comes to wmp10.

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=781

-kdf

Marc Sherman
2005-05-04, 04:59
kdf wrote:
>
> Thanks. this is a known issue, and I believe partly due to recent
> changes when it comes to wmp10.
>
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=781

Nope, that's the wrong bug, kdf. That one is an enhancement request to
have Slimserver _create_ playlists with relative paths.

The correct bug for this issue is:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1282

It's still listed as an enhancement request, though. Dan, could you
please change this to a bug and set the target milestone to either 6.1
or 6.0.3? It's a pretty important regression from version 5.4.

Thanks,
- Marc