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Subject: [Fwd: Re: [archosjukebox6000] error processing Playlist control file]

[Fwd: Re: [archosjukebox6000] error processing Playlist control file]

From: Hardeep Sidhu <>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 20:43:41 -0700

Hi all,

Some information on playlist errors in case you encounter them in the
daily builds.


-------- Original Message -------

bigdog9586 wrote:

>Sometime while I was on vacation around July 1st the rockbox program
>changed something that I'm not aware of. I get the above message
>anytime I use one of the rockbox releases after I got home around
>the 15th of July. Earlier releases don't have this message. Only
>problem it seems to have is that it no longer remembers what
>playlist I was on when I turn my recorder back on. Does anyone have
>a answer and a fix for the problem.

First of all, please make sure you've updated to the latest daily build
as there have been a few bug fixes related to these errors.

If you are using the latest daily then you're probably seeing one of
three error messages:

1. "Error accessing playlist control file"
The likely cause of this error is that you don't have a /.rockbox
directory. For now, this directory needs to be created manually (see

2. "Error updating playlist control file"
This is a more serious error because it means a disk write failed. To
see if there's a problem with the disk, try Menu->General
Settings->Write .cfg file. If that fails (either an error is reported
or the file is 0 bytes) then I would recommend a scan disk or equivalent
on your hard drive to try and track down the problem.

3. "Invalid playlist control file"
You will only see this error when trying to resume and it means that
there is a problem with the resume information.

If you have a /.rockbox directory and the config file is written
correctly or you only see the resume error then there's likely a bug in
the rockbox playlist code that needs to be investigated. Please submit
the problem through the Rockbox bug reporting mechanism (see Information that would help
us in tracking it down includes:
1. Your hardware
2. What version of Rockbox you are running
3. The playlist file you were trying to play or a directory listing if
you were playing a track
4. The "/.rockbox/.playlist_control" file if it exists.
Received on 2003-08-03

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