10-13-2017 10:47 PM
I have a mac, I use Mp3Tag to create playlist, then edit in Textedit. Thank you to the person who wrote how to do this here.
Another playlist: The playlist works fine when I leave the songs as they are, it works fine when I move around a few songs, it works fine when I delete a few songs and put one on repeat, then I delete even more songs and move them around a bit more and suddenly it doesn´t work, it shows only one of the songs , twice, and it is not the song I wanted to repeat. And I wanted three times repeat.
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10-14-2017 08:00 AM
Over the past several months I have been using a simple batch file to create m3u playlists for music subfolders in the main Music folder on my Clip Sport and in my micro SD. Here is one of the messages I posted on the SanDisk Forum.
This batch file method will also work on a Mac using Wine -> File Manager command.
( I could describe this easy method if anyone is interested.)
I thought it might be helpful for you if I attempted to convert your example text from your m3u file into the format created by the simple batch file. I am using the drive letter F that is used on my Mac for my Clip Sport. You can see this m3u format is really simple.
DriveLetter:\Music\Subfolder\Filename (This method will work with mutliple layers of subfolders)
F:\Music\Kill me heal me chicago\Boni Pueri - Come With Me Chicago Typewriter OST Part 5.mp3
Please write back and share your results.
10-14-2017 10:43 PM
Sorry I can´t understand your explanation. Thank you for all the work you put in with explaining to people like me what to do. I felt so proud when I downloaded Mp3Tag and edited the playlist in Textedit LOL, but this I can´t understand
It should still be just one textedit-file?
10-15-2017 07:26 AM
Hopefully this little exercise is beneficial for both of us. You just taught me the drive letter is not relevant.
Edit your text file "Kill me heal me chicago.m3u" and delete the entire first line.
Then re-save as a text file (ends with .m3u).
This m3u file can be saved in the Music folder OR the "Kill me heal me chicago" subfolder.
If this works OK for you, we could discuss the batch file process and how to execute using the Wine.app on a Mac.
If you have mp3tag working on your Mac, then you likely already have Wine installed.
Alternately, you could use the Textedit.app and revise your future m3u files (from mp3tag) using the simple style shown here.
Please write back with your results.
10-25-2017 04:06 AM
I did use the style you suggested, but I ran into the same problem.
I tried various ways to copy it into a zoho document, edit it there, and then put it back, and it turns up as empty.
I tried again in the #et -way : I made a playlist from all the songs in the folder and moved it to the playlistfolder, without changing the D:/ just keeping it. It worked fine.
10-25-2017 05:44 AM - edited 10-25-2017 06:02 AM
I am really sorry you are having so much trouble with playlists. Especially since you are making a serious effort.
I have a few simple suggestions for you to try.
1.Try using a very simple text editor app on your Mac. Save the file as .m3u. Save the file as a simple text file; not rich text.
2. Try creating a simple m3u file based on 3 audio files saved in a new Subfolder under the main Music folder.
Save this new text file in the new Subfolder with the filename: Simple.m3u
3. I hope you are able to create this simple m3u file and it works in your Clip Sport.
4. The best way to create and enjoy playlists on a Clip Sport is with a software method. My current favorite method is to use a batch command.
5. When you want to introduce special repeat and play patterns, this is a bigger challenge.
10-25-2017 05:54 AM
The strange thing is that I have made playlists with repeat and they work just fine. But sometimes it doesn´t work. And I just can´t figure out what is the difference between the one that works and the one that doesn´t work.
10-25-2017 06:09 AM - edited 10-25-2017 06:12 AM
When you want to use Finder to delete a specific m3u file, maybe try searching the entire directory of the player. Maybe you saved the file outside of the Music folder?
Also, whenever you "delete" a file from your player, make sure you also empty the Trash on your Mac. (The file will be marked as deleted but not actually erased until you empty the trash.)
11-11-2017 04:28 AM
Copy from other message, where RegW gave me the tip on how to do it. The coding of the lineshift on the Mac is not the same as the lineshift that the Clip Sport uses.
Thank you both RegW and DFELD2005!
So here is how I did it:
The playlist looks like this, with the files directly from MP3Tag, but I want to play the Jordan song twice.
I copy these lines:
EXTINF:238,Kristin Asbjornsen - Im gonna cross the river of Jordan
Then I put them after the hashtag for the kitchen-song, so the whole playlist is like this:
Now I will start a subscription to iTunes to figure out which songs to buy. Finally!