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importing music playlists

Postby RichardM on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:23 am

hi all
This post is meant to both help someone with the same problem but also perhaps get some tips from others. I have extensive music playtlists that I have taken a while in creating and have had a tremendous amount of trouble importing them into a music player upon a reinstall. I like Banshee but when I import them in as .m3u files, they show up as playlists with their correct names in the left column but always empty i.e. zero songs. I have searched through forums and help pages to no avail.
In addition I have tried Rhythymbox, Clementine, Audacious, Guayadeque, and Musique with no success. I like the look of Musique but it doesn't seem to support playlists at all.
I have found only one music player that flawlessly and easily imports my backed up playlists - Exaile.
I prefer Banshee's features but Exaile is what I am sticking with as a result.
So for anyone struggling with this I recommend trying Exaile. And if anyone has figured out how to make this work on Banshee please weigh in. (FYI I am running LM 15 and Bansheee 2.6.0)
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Re: importing music playlists

Postby Flemur on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:51 am

If one already has wine installed, I'd recommend foobar2000; it handles playlists and has more and better, customizable features - and smaller 'footprint', even including the wineserver - than the linux players. It also has a localized install that you can copy without using an installer.
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Re: importing music playlists

Postby RichardM on Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:19 pm

thank you - I will check it out.
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