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OpenEnd

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JRiver 31 Windows Playlists - How to convert to JRiver 31 Linux
« on: December 12, 2023, 05:18:50 am »

Hello Team,

I went over from JRiver Windows to JRiver Linux.

Before LINUX installation I made dumps of all Playlists in any format.

How to bring back my playlists to the JRiver Linux?

Greetz Charly
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Re: JRiver 31 Windows Playlists - How to convert to JRiver 31 Linux?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2023, 08:28:44 am »

Hello JRiver Professionals,

is there no solution about the Playlist Transfer from Windows to LINUX?

Greetz Charly
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Re: JRiver 31 Windows Playlists - How to convert to JRiver 31 Linux
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2023, 08:32:30 am »

Can you talk a little more about what you've tried so far?  Did you import a library backup or are you just trying to import individual playlists? 
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Re: JRiver 31 Windows Playlists - How to convert to JRiver 31 Linux
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2023, 10:18:39 am »

Can you talk a little more about what you've tried so far?  Did you import a library backup or are you just trying to import individual playlists?

Up to now I only tried to import individual playlists.
Inside the playlists the windows path is written as example:
Z:/AB/ALAN PARSONS/1979 - Eve/04 - You Won't Be There - Alan Parsons Project.flac

Now there are also the folders Z:/AB/ALAN PARSONS, but how to reach Z in LINUX via SMB?

Greetz Charly
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Re: JRiver 31 Windows Playlists - How to convert to JRiver 31 Linux
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2023, 10:58:51 am »

There's two choices here, an easy way and a hard way. With both ways you have to make sure you've got your SMB share mounted and make sure it's mounted at boot via /etc/fstab or else you'll run into issues if files can't be found in MC.

Anyways, the easy way is to use a feature in newer MC versions called Portable Library (found in File > Library > Portable Library...) which allows you to set rules for path differences when switching OSes.

https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Portable_Library

From there the rule you want to create is from the root of your Windows mount to the root mount point in Linux. I'll use mine as an example here for the rule. On Windows all my files are mounted in the M:\ directory. On Linux, I have it mounted in /mnt/Music so the Portable Library rule would look like this...

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M:\|/mnt/Music
In your case you appear to use Z:\ but I don't know where you have your SMB share mounted in Linux, so you'd have to fill in the blanks there. As an example I'll use /media/SMB/Music.

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Z:\|/media/SMB/Music
And that should hopefully do it for the easy way.

The hard way is you'd have to change the paths to your media files, as Windows paths won't work in Linux (or macOS). Then you'd have to use MC's Rename, Move, and Copy Files tool to change the paths. Would recommend doing this on a few files and making sure it works before mass changing paths. This is more hands-on and can cause issues, so use with caution if going this route.

https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Moving_Files
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,134520.0.html
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Re: JRiver 31 Windows Playlists - How to convert to JRiver 31 Linux
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2023, 12:34:03 pm »

Hello donkey,

thank you for your support.
Maybe, first I have to solve one issue.
Using fstab I have only read-, no write rights.
Following fstab entry I use:

//xxx.xxx.xxx.xx/music /media/windowsshare cifs username=xxx,password=xxx,iocharset=utf8 0 0

Automatic mounting works. I can start MC directly after starting Ubuntu.
Problem is, that I cannot write tags to the server.

Maybe, I have to solve this problem before I try to connect my playlists.

Grreetz Charly


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