FS#440 - Playlist created by MusicMatch don't pla

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Tuesday, 15 October 2002, 14:36 GMT
Last edited by Robert E. Hak (adiamas) - Wednesday, 23 October 2002, 02:32 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Playlists
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 1.4
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


First at all I want to congratulate you guys for a great
initiative to fill gaps Archos may never do. Your firware
is far superior and I have the Studio 10 player.

I reported before that playlists weren't working and saw
some related post but your answer is cannot be
replicated. Well, I think I discovered the issue so I may
explain it better for you.

I use MusicMatch to play and store my MP3 music and
therefore I use it for creating the playlists. My music
files are licated within a user directory under Windows
XP. A one entry view of a playlist created by
MusicMatch is as follows:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My
Music\Kenny G\Going Home.mp3

When playing that playlist, the software try to read but
do nothing else. I then modified the entry to:

\My Music\Kenny G\Going Home.mp3

and it worked. SO apparently, your software is lost
when looking for such long directory structure. I know
there is a work around but I have several playlists and
whenever moving them to Archos I would need to modify
them (no good). The point here is that I don't need to go
for such hassle with the original Archos formware.
Apparently it ignore the initial garbage. Please, don't tell
me I need to go back to original formware. I know this is
an easy issue for you. Please let me know if you may
work with it. Again, origianl firmware reads the playlists
either way.

Luis Cajiga
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Closed by  Robert E. Hak (adiamas)
Wednesday, 23 October 2002, 02:32 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Comment by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Tuesday, 15 October 2002, 14:40 GMT

Rockbox requires the file names in a playlist to be correct,
yes. Otherwise it can't find the files.

That's not a bug, that's a design decision. Correct your
playlist accordingly.
Comment by Björn Stenberg (zagor) - Tuesday, 15 October 2002, 14:46 GMT

A suggestion to make it less painful: Use a command like
'SUBST j: "C:\Documents and Settings\All
Music' to create a virtual disk that has the same directory
structure as your Archos. That way, your playlists will always
be correct.