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Thread: Playlist Error on QNAP

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    Playlist Error on QNAP

    Hi AUPNP Support,

    I am running AUPNP 7.3 on my QNAP 870 pro firmware 4.3.6.1965 through my Bose Soundtouch Portable speaker.
    This is the first time I have tried a playlist and I get an error trying to play any of the files.
    Not sure if this is useful but the error that appears on the Soundtouch app reads "Hmmm... Thats didn't work. Play something else or try syncing your music library. (1651)"

    Log attached

    I tried playing the m3u playlist on VLC and it works fine. Tried changing my playlist folder location (for what its worth) and recreating the playlist but still the error remains

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    Lines like '/share/Multimedia/Playlists/..\Various Artists\Now That's What I Call Music! 2\1-08 - 99 Red Balloons.mp3' doesn't look like a valid path. This is a mixture of forward and backslashes (UNIX vs. Windows).


    Dat Ei

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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    Ok so what do you propose as a solution?

    The music files play fine browsing / searching residing in the same locations

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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    Assuming your playlist named '/share/Multimedia/Playlists/Birthday.m3u' has the following content:
    Code:
    ..\Various Artists\Now That's What I Call Music! 2\1-08 - 99 Red Balloons.mp3
    ..\Various Artists\Now That's What I Call a Wedding!\2-20 - Walking on Sunshine.mp3
    ..\Various Artists\Now That's What I Call Music! 87\1-01 - Happy (From Despicable Me 2).mp3
    ...
    and that the actual files themselves reside in /share/Multimedia/Various Artists/

    Have you tried changing the path separators to the UNIX standard, something like:
    Code:
    ../Various Artists/Now That's What I Call Music! 2/1-08 - 99 Red Balloons.mp3
    ../Various Artists/Now That's What I Call a Wedding!/2-20 - Walking on Sunshine.mp3
    ../Various Artists/Now That's What I Call Music! 87/1-01 - Happy (From Despicable Me 2).mp3
    ...

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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    Additionally I would try to use absolute paths instead of relative and to avoid the subpath "/../".


    Dat Ei

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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    Quote Originally Posted by Dat Ei View Post
    Additionally I would try to use absolute paths instead of relative and to avoid the subpath "/../".
    There are no benefits to having absolute paths unless you want to access them ONLY from a single location (the QNAP) AND want to be able to change the location of the playlist files at will (without having to modify the playlists).

    I have the master copy of my music on a Windows machine, but sync and have it served over UPnP from a linux box. Using relative paths allows me to use the playlists from any environment.

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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    The absolute paths have the advantage in the first step, that you don't have to struggle with the actual directory or a wrong base path. Later on, one can change back to relative paths.


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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    Quote Originally Posted by Dat Ei View Post
    The absolute paths have the advantage in the first step, that you don't have to struggle with the actual directory or a wrong base path. Later on, one can change back to relative paths.
    The OP already has relative paths in their playlists (I'm assuming from the log file) so I don't think it's too complicated for them, and even if they didn't it's worth the 5 minute investment to reap the benefits.

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    Re: Playlist Error on QNAP

    New beta posted-
    https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthr...-Mac-R7-4-beta
    Playlists with relative paths using back slashes are now accepted.

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