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  1. earnolmartin

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    I've created a couple of playlists on my PC, but I can't get them to work on my Android Tablet. I moved the M3U playlist files directly to my internal storage under the Music folder which contains several subfolders.

    Here's the contents of one of my M3U files:

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    2. Linkin Park\Linkin Park Meteora\01-linkin_park_-_foreword-mp3.mp3
    3. Linkin Park\Linkin Park Meteora\02-linkin_park_-_dont_stay-mp3.mp3
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    I've tried it like this as well:

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    2. \Linkin Park\Linkin Park Meteora\01-linkin_park_-_foreword-mp3.mp3
    3. \Linkin Park\Linkin Park Meteora\02-linkin_park_-_dont_stay-mp3.mp3
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    This works if the songs and the playlist file are in the same directory, but this doesn't work with my folder structure on my android for my other more extensive playlists that span several albums.

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    2. 01-linkin_park_-_foreword-mp3.mp3
    3. 02-linkin_park_-_dont_stay-mp3.mp3
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    How do I get my playlists to work? What's the directory structure for android, and how do I add entries in my play list that link to other files within folders under the music directory?

    Any help is appreciated.
     

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    There are probably easier ways, but this is the folder structure Android uses if that helps:

    note the / instead of the \

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    1. /mnt/sdcard/yourfolder/yourfile.mp3
     
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    Thanks for the info. What about if the songs are stored on the internal storage? I'm not playing songs off of an SD card.

    Would I just use something like this:

    /artist/song.mp3?
     
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    internal storage is usualled named "sdcard" in that context for the sake of backwards compatability. So it might still work fine if you have an internal storage only device
     
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    I'm using /mnt/storage/Music/Folder/Song.mp3 in the m3u now, and it's still not working.

    /mnt/sdcard/ doesn't work either.

    Androzip shows the path to my music folder as ./mnt/storage/Music --- Yet ./mnt/sdcard/Music shows the same thing.

    I downloaded a few apps that are supposed to make play lists. One of them creates a playlist file that I can access (but it too doesn't work). The other creates a playlist on the device somewhere (works fine), but I can't find it.

    Any other ideas?
     
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    What tablet do you have btw?

    Can you post an example playlist of one that isn't working?

    Also, the ones that arent working, they dont show in the music player? Sometimes it might take a few minutes when you have added a lot of new data for the MediaScanner to read all the new stuff.

    Otherwise I'm a bit short on ideas but will try and help if I can :)
     
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    I have an Archos 43 Internet Tablet. The playlists show up in the music player, but the playlists have no songs in them even though I've added like 20 songs to them manually and fixed the paths.
     
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    Here's what's in a couple of m3u playlist files:

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    2. /mnt/sdcard/Music/Mandy Moore/10 - Mandy Moore - Candy (Wade Robson remix).mp3
    3. /mnt/sdcard/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore - Candy (M Dee J 2oo6 Cluby Remix).mp3
    4. /mnt/sdcard/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore So Real/01 So Real.mp3
    5. /mnt/sdcard/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore So Real/11 I Like It.mp3
    6. /mnt/sdcard/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore So Real/02 Candy.mp3
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    Also, he's the same thing for the internal storage:

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    2. /mnt/storage/Music/Mandy Moore/10 - Mandy Moore - Candy (Wade Robson remix).mp3
    3. /mnt/storage/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore - Candy (M Dee J 2oo6 Cluby Remix).mp3
    4. /mnt/storage/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore So Real/01 So Real.mp3
    5. /mnt/storage/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore So Real/11 I Like It.mp3
    6. /mnt/storage/Music/Mandy Moore/Mandy Moore So Real/02 Candy.mp3
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    None of these work. I haven't tried an SD Card.... running off of the internal storage.
     

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