Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Mac, OSX 10.15.4 Catalina
Description Of Issue
I’m trying to get Roon to read an M3U playlist. Unfortunately, all of the instructions are too vague.
Reference file paths that Roon can understand – if you have moved your media or your M3U file, or if you think M3U is being ignored by Roon, you should open the M3U in a text editor and confirm that the path for a given song matches the path for that track displayed in Roon
Can you provide more detailed instructions on what what a path that Roon understands is? Here are some specific questions:
Do I use \ or / in my paths? Does it matter? Does it need to match the OS I’m using?
Is the path in the M3U file relative to the monitored folder or an absolute path? My monitored folder is on my NAS. Roon sees it as \\qnapnas\music > Working. Under there I have a folder called “Ripped”. Which of these do I use for the path in my M3U file:
When I use the terminal on my Mac, the path is shown as:
Is that what I’m supposed to use?
I think I’ve tried them all and my playlist still does not show up. When I view the song in Roon and select “View File Info” for the file I’m trying to add, then “Copy File Path To Clipboard”, I get: “/Users/music/Library/RoonMounts/RoonStorage_49314b768337b2b4e30ddb9cf2b16596f094c5f9/Working/Ripped”. Am I supposed to use that path? It didn’t work either.
Will the playlist still show up if the paths are wrong? Should I see a playlist with 0 songs in it? Or will it only appear if at least 1 song is recognized?
Will songs with bad paths prevent the file from loading? Do all of the files have to have the right slashes, etc? Or will it load the songs it can find?
Do spaces in in the M3U file need to be escaped on a Mac?
Are spaces allowed in the M3U file name?
Do line endings matter? If the file was created on Windows, do I need to convert the line endings to use it on a Mac?
What about file encoding?