I created a playlist for some classical music (i.e., title/tags with lots of fancy punctuation). Several of the individuual songs did not show up on the playlist listing, although the files themselves can be found and played under their respective Artist/Album categories. Others showed up with missing characters or “boxes” (undefined character) in their names.
Further investigation showed that problematic tracks all had characters in either their ID3 Title tag or the title portion of the #EXTINF entry with codes > 127. BTW, this is all done in MSC mode with .m3u playlists.
I don’t know if these characters show up correctly in HTML, but they are the “smart” left/right double quotes (0x93/0x94), accented vowels and em dash (0x96, not your usual hyphen “-” ). Here is an example:
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica” – Allegro Con Brío.mp3
Again, these files are handled properly when selected manually. I’m wondering what character encoding the playlist processor is using when reading playlist text files?