Feature #647

Relative paths while exporting playlist

Added by Mr Brahman over 7 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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May 18, 2016
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Like many other users, I share(/sync) my song and playlist files between multiple computers (on different OS). The folder structure in all computers are the same.

It would be great if Audacious provides an option to save the playlists using relative paths (rather than absolute). The playlist file then becomes instantly "playable" on all computers!



#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

Yes, I agree this would be a good feature to have. I think it was there at some point, maybe back in the XMMS days, but the code probably bitrotted over the years and was eventually removed.

#2 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

  • Category set to plugins/m3u

#4 Updated by Mr Brahman about 6 years ago

Thank you for working on this! I look forward to the 3.10 release

#5 Updated by The Mummy about 6 years ago

Also looking forward to it !

#6 Updated by Mr Brahman over 4 years ago

I have v 3.10 now, and I see that "Use relative paths when possible" is checked in Settings -> Playlist -> Export section.

However, the export is still exporting the full paths. Can you please help understand under what conditions will the "relative" path be used?

Thank you.

#7 Updated by John Lindgren over 4 years ago

The song files need to be in (or in a sub-folder of) the same folder containing the .m3u playlist.

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