Cross-platform compatible playlists?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SilverBlade, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. SilverBlade macrumors newbie

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    I have a 27 inch iMac, and use Bootcamp to boot into Windows ever once in a while.

    I also have all of my music on an NAS, as well as my customized playlists.

    I would like to be able to use one playlist for both Windows and OSX. Is this even possible? or do I have to make two separate playlists for my music?

    My play lists just don't point to a single folder, but multiple folders per play list, and I need to have the ability to listen to the music, using the play lists, on OSX and Windows.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Are these .M3U playlists? What do you use to play them?

    If they are on the same share as the music itself. You should be able to use relative paths in the playlists and they should work on both OSes.

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  3. SilverBlade thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, these are m3u playlists.

    On Windows, I use Foobar2k, on Mac, I use 'Cog'
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    http://hanna.pyxidis.org/tech/m3u.html

    If all the paths in the M3U file are relative (i.e. they don't include a drive letter or start with "/" they should already be cross platform. If not you may just have to edit.

    Can you post an example that currently doesn't work?

    It's just text, do put it within CODE tags.

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