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jof

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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Cannot see m3u playlists

I cannot see playlists in my devices nor MediaBrowser
(using v1.9 on Windows XP SP3)

I have added some Audio .m3u playlists in a folder under one of my shared folders.
When I look in MediaBrowser, I cannot see the playlists.
I looked under Audio/Playlists
and the folder containing them via Audio/Folder...

The log shows this
2017-11-26 17:10:18,984 INFO [PlaylistFileIndexer] Added playlist 'TEST.m3u' (title: TEST) to Library
2017-11-26 17:10:19,015 INFO [PlaylistFileIndexer] Added playlist 'TEST_Simple.m3u' (title: TEST_Simple) to Library

The playlist TEST_Simple.m3u is simply
  Code:
#EXTM3U
F:\LPs\zPlaylists\Test_Neg10dB.mp3

That file was also added successfully to the library.
2017-11-26 17:02:06,828 INFO [MediaFileIndexer] Added file 'F:\LPs\zPlaylists\Test_Neg10dB.mp3' (title: Test_Neg10dB) to Library

I've searched through the forums and it seems no one else has a problem with playlists, so can anyone suggest what could be wrong please?
Last edited by jof on Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:58 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

Pardon the simple question, but it must be asked: on the Serviio console are Playlists enabled? That's the only way they are visible. And that setting affects MediaBrowser as well as a standalone player.
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jof

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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

If you mean under Presentation, then yes, all Playlists are set to "Display category".
I didn't find any other settings for playlists.
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:18 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

Great, just had to ask. I personally use the PLS format, rather than M3U, and have no issues. Have you tried that format, to see if that works?
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:25 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

atc98092 wrote:Great, just had to ask. I personally use the PLS format, rather than M3U, and have no issues. Have you tried that format, to see if that works?


Yes, I've tried PLS format and various file naming in the m3u - absolute with/without drive, relative, just the filename in the same directory.
Nothing works for me.
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:52 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

I have to use absolute, because I have multiple drives with numerous folders. Could you post one of the files here to allow us view the contents?
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:59 am

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

atc98092 wrote:Could you post one of the files here to allow us view the contents?

I did post the contents in my first post. Here it is again.
  Code:
#EXTM3U
F:\LPs\zPlaylists\Test_Neg10dB.mp3


I also tried (amongst others)
  Code:
#EXTM3U
Test_Neg10dB.mp3

Note: The mp3 file is in the same directory and does show in MediaBrowser

And it is not only these simple test playlists that don't show. There are numerous playlist files under my shares but none of them are visible.
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:18 am

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

Sorry, overlooked that quote as I was looking for an attached file. I'll play around with my Playlist Creator program this evening and see if I can create a working M3U file and look for any differences with yours.
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:04 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

@atc98092 - I appreciate the help.
Are you also using Windows XP? I have a feeling this may have a bearing on the issue.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:40 am

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

jof wrote:@atc98092 - I appreciate the help.
Are you also using Windows XP? I have a feeling this may have a bearing on the issue.


No, my Serviio computers are Windows 7 and 10. Haven't used Windows XP on anything for several years now. :D

Didn't have the time last night to try anything, but I'll try to again this evening.
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Post Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:20 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

OK, I copied one of my playlists and saved it as an m3u. Serviio picked it up within about 30 seconds. Here's the text within the file:

  Code:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:226, -  -
G:\Movies\4K\4K-TCL-H265.mp4
#EXTINF:45, -  - Test Fox raitings
G:\Movies\4K\IMAX_PreShow.mkv
#EXTINF:45, -  - Test Fox raitings
G:\Movies\4K\Imax Preshow.mp4
#EXTINF:143, -  -
G:\Movies\4K\LG NASA HDR Demo.mp4
#EXTINF:73, -  -
G:\Movies\4K\LG New York HDR UHD 4K Demo.ts
#EXTINF:143, -  -
G:\Movies\4K\Philips_Ultra-HD_Light_Waves_supershop-demo-2.mp4
#EXTINF:137, -  -
G:\Movies\4K\Sharp Saturns Rings HVEC.mkv
#EXTINF:137, -  -
G:\Movies\4K\Sharp Saturns Rings.mp4
#EXTINF:154, -  - The World in HDR in 4K - Demo-UHD3D.com
G:\Movies\4K\The_World_in_HDR_in_4K_HDR10.mkv


This was created using Playlist Creator 3.6.2 for Windows. I believe it has all the default settings for extended information, but it's been so long since I played with the settings I can't be sure I didn't tweak something.
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jof

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Post Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:17 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

OK, I think I've found the problem.

In the Serviio console - Library - Shared folders, I did not have "Keep library automatically updated" ticked.
That was by choice. I prefer to refresh manually.

If I add a playlist, and then press "Force refresh", I cannot see the playlist, no matter how long I wait,
even though the log file has this
2017-11-30 18:57:34,562 INFO [PlaylistFileIndexer] Added playlist 'TEST_Simple_OneCurrent.m3u' (title: TEST_Simple_OneCurrent) to Library

If I then tick "Keep library automatically updated", I can see the playlist.
There was nothing extra added to the log file regarding this playlist.

So it looks like playlists only get added/removed if the "Keep library automatically updated" option is ticked.
"Force refresh" doesn't seem to update playlists.
Last edited by jof on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:59 pm

Re: Cannot see m3u playlists

That's odd. I know a manual refresh works for my PLS files. Must be something unique with the M3U format. Anyway, glad it's working now!
Dan

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