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wtbates
2006-01-16, 14:22
Is there a way to convert a playlist that I created in SlimServer to an iTunes playlist? I have tried a few different apps to convert .m3u files to iTunes playlists, but none seem to work.

Of course, it could just be the user!

Thanks for the help.

WT

Craig, James (IT)
2006-01-17, 02:59
I know that there's an option to import m3u files to iTunes - have you
tried this with the SlimServer files? ( I've never used it myself.)

Alternatively my iTunesUpdate plugin can save the current playlist
directly to iTunes, as long as you're running both SlimServer & iTunes
on the same XP box...

James
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wtbates
2006-01-17, 09:51
James ,

I have tried to import the .m3u file into iTunes to no avail. I am running Slimserver and iTunes on an OSX box.

WT

Craig, James (IT)
2006-01-17, 10:07
Unfortunately the guy who wrote the iTunes Update OSX code for me
couldn't get it to work on saving the playlists!

But as you're on OSX, have you seen this applescript to do what you're
asking?
http://www.balnaves.com/archives/2003/08/index.html

James
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Siduhe
2006-01-17, 10:12
James ,

I have tried to import the .m3u file into iTunes to no avail. I am running Slimserver and iTunes on an OSX box.

WT

Can you tell us a bit more about your set up ? In particular, are the files you are adding to the m3u playlist stored on the same PC / server as your Itunes Library and the same thing that Itunes is installed on ?

When you open up the m3u file with a text viewer, what is the path of the files that the playlist is trying reach ?

Craig, James (IT)
2006-01-17, 10:33
I think the problem is that iTunes doesn't do what you expect when given
an m3u.
It appears it just loads all the tracks from the m3u into the library
and plays them.
Now, I assume that wtbates already has all the tracks in his library, so
it probably doesn't appear to do anything!

Possibly the m3u files will need some massaging regardless to match
iTunes' point of view though...

James
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wtbates
2006-01-17, 15:17
I am running slimserver and iTunes on a G4 tower running OSX (10.4.3)and SlimServer 6.2.1 - 5194. The music library is on a secondary internal drive that iTunes points to.

All of the music is on the same server.

I created a playlist in iTunes that slimserver uses. I then modified the playlist and renamed it using the slimserver web GUI.

When I import the .m3u file (either through import or drag-n-drop) nothing happens.

WT

dem
2006-01-17, 15:37
Yeah, importing M3U files in iTunes on OS X is broken.

I created an Automator action to do this and wrote about it here:

http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=787928#787928