11-11-2017 12:38 PM - edited 11-11-2017 12:39 PM
Congratulations on solving your question about repeating audio file entries within a Playlist text file.
Your detailed explanation inspired me to explore the possible differences between end-of-line characters used by TextEdit (Mac app) and Notepad (Win exe ). I think the Mac end-of-line character produced by TextEdit (LF only) is not compatible with the end-of-line characters that the Clip Sport (and Clip Jam) require to properly read successive lines in Playlist files (CR and LF).
Your clever solution is to clone a text line produced by mp3tag and then change the internal information without deleting the hidden end-of-line characters (for CR and LF).
Here is an introduction to this complicated topic.
There are likely a wide variety of solutions to the Mac TextEdit end-of-line limitation for your needs. Here are two.
1) Create a simple text file with several end-of-line entries copied from a working Playlist file. Use this separate file as a "copy and Paste" resource for your future endeavors.
2) Use the text editor app NOTEPAD++ that is available with "Wine Bottler for OSX"
(Wine Bottler is the app the authors of mp3tag use to make their Mac-compatible version.)
11-11-2017 10:30 PM
I feel super proud that I managed to do it! It is not like I know a lot about computers. And it is some kind of culture among people who know computers that they think it is beneath them to explain properly. As if I would explain to you when you want to knit a sweater: "Then you do the rib there, You don´t know what a rib is? Hmph! Well, then I can´t help you" haha
11-11-2017 10:45 PM
About having a source-file for the line endings: I suppose you can just get someone you know to mail you a playlist file (that works) and use that as source. Then it is not even necessary with Mp3Tag.
06-11-2019 12:47 AM
UPDATE June 2019
After Mac updated this solution didnt work any more. In general I started to hate mac, and have gone over to Linux.
OVERVIEW FOR NEW READERS SO YOU DONT HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE THREAD:
1. Filename must be correct - example: Music\Asian music\Kiha and the faces\Coffee
After I updated the Clip with firmware it is not any more necessary to write D:\
2. You cant have a lot of filenames that start with the same - don't write for example artist name in the beginning of the filename, then the playlist will just repeat one song.
The lines that go #EXTINF:274, young Iranian female voices
is supposedly not necessary. The number shows the length of the song, the rest are just tags
06-11-2019 07:21 AM - edited 06-11-2019 07:27 AM
During my exploration of creating Playlists for my Clip Sport, I discovered that it is not necessary to include any information related to #EXTM3U
For example, maybe try these lines of text for a TEST PLAYLIST.m3u
06-14-2019 01:12 PM - edited 06-14-2019 01:13 PM
Yes, it worked for me too without the tag-info-line. The text there is the text that scrolls past on the small display when you listen to the song.
Also you can make a playlist with songs from different folders as long as you write the path for each song correctly.
One more problem that I solved:
On one of mye playlists some of the songs didn't work. All of them were in one folder. I had previously had a different folder with the same name that I deleted. I have seen before that things I delete from the player don't always get completely deleted. So I changed the name of the folder, and the path name accordingly, and all worked well.
06-15-2019 03:20 PM - edited 06-15-2019 03:21 PM
After re-reading our extended discussion, I checked into the Playlist creation options of "mp3tag".
Under Tools, I found a check-box for "Write Extended Info". When this box is not checked, mp3tag does not include any text lines with "#EXTM3U".
Also, the free software "Wine Bottler" (for MAC OSX) includes a built-in method to install "mp3tag" on a Mac computer.