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Thread: How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

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    Question How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

    I'm running Asset UPnP for Windows Home Server. I've figured out how to add .M3U playlists to Asset and get them to show up in the Playlists container, so I know they're being indexed, but they don't play because I don't think I am specifying the file paths in the playlist right.

    My music is all stored on my home server in the Music share. So in iTunes or on a client computer, I'd access:
    \\myhomeserver\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3

    However, I have tried several file paths in the .m3u playlists and while they appear to be listed in the playlist on a DLNA client (my PS3), they don't play. I'm sure it's because I can't figure out the right way to express the path to the files since the other playlists (Most Played Tracks, Least Played Tracks, etc.) all work fine.

    I have tried...
    D:\Shares\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3
    \\myhomeserver\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3
    .\Music\Artist\Album\Song.mp3
    .\Artist\Album\Song.mp3

    ...but none of these seem to work. Got any tips?

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    Re: How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

    Try R3 of Asset from the beta section of this forum.

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    Re: How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

    I will get that set up shortly. Does it come with a sample playlist or some docs that say which path format I should use in my M3U playlists? (e.g., is it "D:\shares\Music\blah.mp3" or is it "\\server\Music\blah.mp3" or...?)

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    Re: How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

    No, but it did fix the URL given out for playlists (certain devices did not like the old url).

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    Re: How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

    Can you tell me what the correct format for paths inside a playlist is? Or will Asset automatically figure it out regardless of how I do it? Or is there some special path format to let Asset know "these are tracks in this library?"

    (I'd prefer to not have to trial-and-error my way through it, if you know what I mean. )

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    Re: How do you format file paths for .M3U playlists in Asset UPnP for WHS?

    Should work with any (asset does the reading and passes out over http)

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