Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Problems with m3u playlists on device

On Fri, 2010-01-08 at 10:02 -0600, Ryan May wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 16:56 -0600, Ryan May wrote:
> >> 4) Finally, the problem I can't really solve (short of using external
> >> shell scripts).  The m3u playlists produced by Rhythmbox don't
> >> actually work with my mp3 player.  First, Rhythmbox writes them out as
> >> absolute paths,
> >
> > That's probably because it saves the file in the wrong directory (say,
> > in a temp directory) rather than directly in the location it would be.
> > totem-pl-parser is pretty clever about that, and will use relative paths
> > if you're saving the file in a parent of the location of the files.
> >
> >>  and my player seems to require relative paths, even
> >> though the playlist files are located at the root of the device.
> >
> > Or maybe I don't understand. What are those paths relative to?
> I think I probably mis-spoke when I said relative vs. absolute paths.
> The crux of the problem (as shown in the example at the end of the
> message, is that the paths are written with a leading '/'.  This
> causes problems for both my mp3 player (even if I change it to the
> windows '\') and for totem. Removing the leading / fixes the problem.

That's most certainly a bug in totem-pl-parser...

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