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lrossouw
2008-08-10, 06:33
Hi

I use WMP and I use auto-playlists on it.

Squeezebox can't interpret these but it is quite frustrating that they still appear on the playlists in the library. Can't we make it automatically ignore auto playlists it can't play?

First prize is obviously to make it use these thoug :)

Cheers
Louis

Goodsounds
2008-08-10, 08:03
I don't know if these should be interoperable or not, but if not, just use a different directory.

lrossouw
2008-08-10, 23:39
I don't know if these should be interoperable or not, but if not, just use a different directory.

They are not supposed to work as far as I know. The workaround is to use a different directory. But it is kind of manual as I have to move the playlist after I created it etc.

Just thought the playlist should not really be loaded into the library if the Squeezecenter can't process it.

Siduhe
2008-08-11, 00:05
What is the extension of the WMP playlists? Assuming it's something proprietary (do I remember .wpl correctly?) - just add this extension to Settings/Advanced/File Types/Disable playlist extensions. If you do a rescan playlists (may need a full clear and rescan to get rid of the ones that are there) these should be ignored in future.

lrossouw
2008-08-11, 00:19
What is the extension of the WMP playlists? Assuming it's something proprietary (do I remember .wpl correctly?) - just add this extension to Settings/Advanced/File Types/Disable playlist extensions. If you do a rescan playlists (may need a full clear and rescan to get rid of the ones that are there) these should be ignored in future.
the autoplaylists and regular playlists have the same extension. so excluding that extension would exclude the regular playlists.

Siduhe
2008-08-11, 10:07
Ah, good point. Didn't realise you were also using WMP for regular playlists as well as the autoplaylists. One option would be to instruct WMP to create its regular playlists in a different format as described here (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/3985896d-00d6-437b-ab62-a6d4e3747f5a1033.mspx#EW), under create a regular playlist, but leave the auto playlists in .wpl. You could then exclude the wpl format as suggested above.

However, you may find it easier to use another folder as suggested by others!

lrossouw
2008-08-11, 10:56
seperated the autoplaylists into another folder, but would prefer them to be automatically ignored.

oyvindo
2008-08-11, 14:19
seperated the autoplaylists into another folder, but would prefer them to be automatically ignored.

I find it so hard to understand why the developers at SlimDevices went for a playlist file format that differs from the WMP standard. Why? Can anyone explain the logic behind such a decision?

radish
2008-08-11, 17:26
I find it so hard to understand why the developers at SlimDevices went for a playlist file format that differs from the WMP standard. Why? Can anyone explain the logic behind such a decision?

Simple - the wpl playlists are in no way a standard. The two commonly used standards for playlist files are pls and m3u. Better ask Microsoft why they didn't use either of those...

Siduhe
2008-08-12, 02:05
I find it so hard to understand why the developers at SlimDevices went for a playlist file format that differs from the WMP standard. Why? Can anyone explain the logic behind such a decision?

SC supports a wide range of playlist formats, including .wpl. As others have said, .wpl is far from standard - .pls and .m3u are much more common. .wpl is also proprietory to Windows. Not sure if you are aware from your other posts, but SC is cross platform and works on Mac and Linux too. There are increasing numbers of people out there who don't use Windows.

So if .wpl was the "only" playlist format supported, people with Macs/Linux OS wouldn't be able to use SC, people who have .mp4 files couldn't use SC and if SC created its playlists in .wpl format they would probably have to pay some kind of licence fee to Microsoft, because it's a proprietory format. Personally, I think it's very helpful that the designers have gone for the approach of supporting a wide range of formats.

oyvindo
2008-08-12, 06:06
Simple - the wpl playlists are in no way a standard. The two commonly used standards for playlist files are pls and m3u. Better ask Microsoft why they didn't use either of those...

Asfar as I can see, SC can read m3u list created by VMP, but not vice verca. What does this mean? Isn't m3u=m3u ?