Not able to open playlist from mediaportal in Windows mediaplayer (1 Viewer)

hwahrmann

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    Yes, this is excatly why we have chosen to have UTF-8.
    We are writing all other playlists in UTF-8 format.

    The m3u spec clearly states that it needs to have Windows-1252.

    So we can have 2 options:
    1. Save in UTF-8, which preserves e.g. Cyrillic and the file cannot be opened in WMP
    2. Save in Windows-1252, which allows then the file to be opened in other players, but cyrillic leters are lost

    An option could be to use Encoding.Default.
    If it is used on your system, it'll use your Encvoding, thus preserving your letters.
     

    Vasilich

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    Save in Windows-1252, which allows then the file to be opened in other players,
    afaik only WMP has problems with it - i tested it with MPC-HC and it eats UTF8 quite good.

    If it is used on your system, it'll use your Encvoding, thus preserving your letters.
    as i live in Germany, but listen german and russian music, all other options except Unicode do not work for me.

    can MP open saved M3U playlists later? do we use M3u as playlists for MP also internally, or MP generates M3U only for export? sorry for such questions, i haven't used music part of MP much.
     

    Vasilich

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    what i can imagine - for those users still using WMP we can generate additional playlist in that forman that WMP understands - WPL.Not nice, but at least we can keep all info in unicode, and still be compatible with that dumb WMP
     

    hwahrmann

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    Ok, agreed.
    We should support our users and this means to support UTF-8.

    If WMP has troubles handling it, bad cheese. :)
    I am rtevefrting the change. AT least we have now a correct duration in the playlist
     

    Vasilich

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    as an alternative - we can give those playlists extension *.m3u8 - acc.to google that should define m3u structures and use UTF8 encoding. And it is not supported by WMP, so noone comes to the idea to play it with WMP.
    What do you think?
     

    killer8

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    What is going ot happen with this problem? I understand what @Vasilich says and I think it's a good solution to use both m3u8 and m3u like the standard defines.
     

    hwahrmann

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    Ok, i have updated branch MP1-4580.
    We have now a Config option under Playlist, which when set, saves a playlist in utf8 format with an extension of m3u8.
    The default is Windows-1252 and an extenbsion of m3u.

    @Vasilich: Could you please test?
     

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