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  1. Thank you for the further advice and the extra regex, Andrew! What's the data there after the # for I wonder if apps such as Poweramp don't read it? Doesn't the metadata within the song files stop those problems? I noticed that Poweramp pick that data right up to grab the artist at least. I used to hate iTunes as well and used alternatives. However, over the years Apple added various features and tweaks that I really enjoy. I also learned to tame it by setting up my own methods of organizing things within it and I'm overall happy with it. I sure do understand why it has a bad rep though. A lot of the bloaty UI stuff can be removed from it by changing settings here and there. I also utilize applescripts to bend iTunes to my will. The playlist issue was from a separate non-Apple app changing things unexpectedly, but it would be nice if Apple allowed more control over how it exports playlists in the first place that's for sure.
  2. Ok I think I figured out what's going on with some of the playlists with compilations of song from various bands. The sync program I use to bring over songs from the playlists from iTunes to Android has changed the way it performs the task. It used to create album folders for the songs like this: Instead of that folder structure above, my sync program now just puts all the songs into ONE folder without the Album folders. In doing so, the folder structure no longer matches up with the iTunes playlist structure. I've found if I simplify the playlists to reflect this change Poweramp works fine. For example I just altered this exported playlist from this: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:314,Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Filter/Short Bus/01 Hey Man Nice Shot.mp3 #EXTINF:173,Biscuits For Smut - Helmet /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Helmet/Betty/03 Biscuits For Smut.mp3 #EXTINF:267,Like Rats - Godflesh /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Godflesh/Streetcleaner/01 Like Rats.m4a To this: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:314,Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter 01 Hey Man Nice Shot.mp3 #EXTINF:173,Biscuits For Smut - Helmet 03 Biscuits For Smut.mp3 #EXTINF:267,Like Rats - Godflesh 01 Like Rats.m4a In a folder on my Android phone that's structured like this: And that works with Poweramp: I think from now on I'm going to alter the iTunes playists to remove the folder structure for music compilations with varying artists. Now I just need to find a good way to automatically do that. I'm going to see if some app can filter the text to remove the forward slashes and everything between them: /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Filter/Short Bus/01 Hey Man Nice Shot.mp3 Looks like I can use this regex to do it: \/[^\]]*\/\W* I just need to have it work only line by line instead of deleting everything on all text lines. This is the regex I have so far that I hope someone can help fix: https://regex101.com/r/RhdWA5/13 I want the end result like this: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:314,Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter 01 Hey Man Nice Shot.mp3 #EXTINF:173,Biscuits For Smut - Helmet 03 Biscuits For Smut.mp3 #EXTINF:267,Like Rats - Godflesh 01 Like Rats.m4a Instead of this: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:314,Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter 01 Like Rats.m4a Ok, got the correct regex this works: ^\/[^\n]*\/
  3. iTunes allows the user to keep playlists in playlist folders. https://support.apple.com/guide/itunes/organize-playlists-in-folders-itns3140/mac I utilize that for discographies for bands like so: When I export a playlist from within a folder it's like this: Then the user has a playlist file for the playlist contained within that playlist folder. Rage Against The Machine/01 Bombtrack.mp3 Rage Against The Machine/02 Killing In The Name.mp3 The example you're showing is the playlist that works correctly. The playlist that doesn't work correctly is the 'Porno for Pyros' Playlist that's exported from within the Playlist Folder as shown above. Both are in the Android 'Music' Folder like this: But for some reason, the "Porno for Pyros 93' playlist file doesn't work at all with with Poweramp, but the 'Rage Against the Machine' playlist works perfectly. The only difference is "Rage Against the Machine' was exported without it being contained within an iTunes Playlist folder. /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/01 Sadness.mp3 Ok, I see the problem. For some reason iTunes exported the playlist file with the number 93 on the end of the folder. I changed the name of the folder from 'Porno for Pyros 93' to ' 'Porno for Pyros' and it's fixed. I'm going to test some other playlists and report back.
  4. Thank you both for replies! How do I do a full rescan? Do you mean something in Android or within Poweramp? I've hit Rescan under the Playlists option in Poweramp, but it doesn't help. I think I'm figuring out what causes the issue. When I export this 'Rage Against the Machine' iTunes playlist from here (not within an iTunes Playlist folder), It works perfectly with Poweramp: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:244,Bombtrack - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/01 Bombtrack.mp3 #EXTINF:314,Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/02 Killing In The Name.mp3 #EXTINF:337,Take The Power Back - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/03 Take The Power Back.mp3 #EXTINF:288,Settle For Nothing - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/04 Settle For Nothing.mp3 #EXTINF:309,Bullet In The Head - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/05 Bullet In The Head.mp3 #EXTINF:295,Know Your Enemy - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/06 Know Your Enemy.mp3 #EXTINF:364,Wake Up - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/07 Wake Up.mp3 #EXTINF:331,Fistful Of Steel - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/08 Fistful Of Steel.mp3 #EXTINF:324,Township Rebellion - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/09 Township Rebellion.mp3 #EXTINF:366,Freedom - Rage Against The Machine /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Rage Against The Machine/Rage Against The Machine/10 Freedom.mp3 Poweramp results: Works perfect. HOWEVER: When I export this 'Porno For Pyros 93' iTunes Playlist from within an iTunes Playlist folder, Poweramp creates the Playlist, but puts nothing in it. #EXTM3U #EXTINF:154,Sadness - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/01 Sadness.mp3 #EXTINF:187,Porno For Pyros - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/02 Porno For Pyros.mp3 #EXTINF:193,Meija - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/03 Meija.mp3 #EXTINF:205,Cursed Female - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/04 Cursed Female.mp3 #EXTINF:231,Cursed Male - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/05 Cursed Male.mp3 #EXTINF:217,Pets - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/06 Pets.mp3 #EXTINF:179,Bad Shit - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/07 Bad Shit.mp3 #EXTINF:250,Packin' .25 - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/08 Packin' .25.mp3 #EXTINF:274,Black Girlfriend - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/09 Black Girlfriend.mp3 #EXTINF:211,Blood Rag - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/10 Blood Rag.mp3 #EXTINF:269,Orgasm - Porno For Pyros /Users/jimmy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/Porno For Pyros/Porno For Pyros/11 Orgasm.mp3 Poweramp results: So the issue has something to do with Playlists that are exported from iTunes that are within iTunes Playlist Folders. Any way to fix that? A huge majority of my Playlists are organized in iTunes Playlist Folders and having to remove them all would be a nightmare for my discographies.
  5. I'm using the non-playstore download version from here: https://forum.powerampapp.com/files/ Poweramp-v3-build-823-uni.apk Since updating, Poweramp finds the m3u playlist file and makes a playlist but it puts very few songs in the new playlist and the playlist is errantly composed of the wrong songs that were already in other playlists. I'm on Android 6.0.1 and it was working great before the update. My m3u files used to work OK, but I also tried m3u8 and I get same results.
  6. I'm syncing my iTunes playlists to my Android phone. For some reason Poweramp doesn't properly add the .m3u playlists with a refresh. It's only until I go into the settings and select "Import System Library Playlists" does it finally work. Why do I have to jump through hoops in the settings to do this? Is there a way to add playlists with a simple refresh instead of having to go into settings every time?
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