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Old 28th October 2011, 23:15   #1
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[RESOLVED] Winamp wont play .m3u8 extention !!! please fix !!!

Hi,

Winamp 5.622 and previous versions does not play music when open a .m3u8 file.
I see that it recognise by Winamp playlist but it wont play any music.
If I open this .3mu8 with Foobar it plays the music without problem.

Please Winamp Team fix this problem.

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Old 4th November 2011, 15:58   #2
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i've merged both of your threads.

however no one is going to even consider looking at your 'bug report' (which is heavily lacking any details) as you've not provided even a m3u8 playlist which exhibits the issue, etc.

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Old 4th November 2011, 19:30   #3
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Here an example of a .m3u8 file:

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:187,ARIZONA - Like warm apple pie
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 01 - Like warm apple pie.mp3
#EXTINF:178,ARIZONA - It's not a purse. it's a satchel. indiana jones has one
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 02 - It's not a purse, it's a satchel, indiana jones has one.mp3
#EXTINF:190,ARIZONA - Ease your storm
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 03 - Ease your storm.mp3
#EXTINF:188,ARIZONA - Whammo!
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 04 - Whammo!.mp3
#EXTINF:201,ARIZONA - Come for me. gmork! I am atreyu!
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 05 - Come for me, gmork! I am atreyu!.mp3
#EXTINF:201,ARIZONA - Rule #32: Enjoy the little things
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 06 - Rule #32- Enjoy the little things.mp3
#EXTINF:191,ARIZONA - My hairstyle's the least of your concern
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 07 - My hairstyle's the least of your concern.mp3
#EXTINF:224,ARIZONA - Stay classy. San Diego
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 08 - Stay classy, San Diego.mp3
#EXTINF:246,ARIZONA - When this baby hits 88mph. you're gonna see some serious shit!
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 09 - When this baby hits 88mph, you're gonna see some serious shit!.mp3
#EXTINF:210,ARIZONA - I'm not a superhero! I'm a latter-day saint
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 10 - I'm not a superhero! I'm a latter-day saint.mp3
#EXTINF:260,ARIZONA - To infinity and beyond!
ARIZONA - Popcorn & Cinemagic - 11 - To infinity and beyond!.mp3

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Old 4th November 2011, 20:44   #4
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attaching / uploading the actual file would be better in order to check the line-breaks incase it's something to do with that since those entries look fine to me assuming those filenames match what is in the same folder as the m3u8 file itself.

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Old 9th January 2012, 15:36   #5
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Is there still no fix for this problem?

Winamp recognise the file and you see them in the playlist window and he skips every song till the end of the list and does nothing.

Here an example of the .m3u8 file that works flawlessly with foobar2000 and NOT with Winamp v5.623

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:222,Audioslave - Cochise
Audioslave - Audioslave - 01 - Cochise.mp3
#EXTINF:278,Audioslave - Show Me How to Live
Audioslave - Audioslave - 02 - Show Me How to Live.mp3
#EXTINF:279,Audioslave - Gasoline
Audioslave - Audioslave - 03 - Gasoline.mp3
#EXTINF:249,Audioslave - What You Are
Audioslave - Audioslave - 04 - What You Are.mp3
#EXTINF:294,Audioslave - Like a Stone
Audioslave - Audioslave - 05 - Like a Stone.mp3
#EXTINF:263,Audioslave - Set It Off
Audioslave - Audioslave - 06 - Set It Off.mp3
#EXTINF:343,Audioslave - Shadow on the Sun
Audioslave - Audioslave - 07 - Shadow on the Sun.mp3
#EXTINF:335,Audioslave - I Am the Highway
Audioslave - Audioslave - 08 - I Am the Highway.mp3
#EXTINF:206,Audioslave - Exploder
Audioslave - Audioslave - 09 - Exploder.mp3
#EXTINF:207,Audioslave - Hypnotize
Audioslave - Audioslave - 10 - Hypnotize.mp3
#EXTINF:329,Audioslave - Bring Em Back Alive
Audioslave - Audioslave - 11 - Bring Em Back Alive.mp3
#EXTINF:304,Audioslave - Light My Way
Audioslave - Audioslave - 12 - Light My Way.mp3
#EXTINF:300,Audioslave - Getaway Car
Audioslave - Audioslave - 13 - Getaway Car.mp3
#EXTINF:317,Audioslave - The Last Remaining Light
Audioslave - Audioslave - 14 - The Last Remaining Light.mp3


I have tot ZIP the file because .m3u8 nor RAR could not be uploaded.
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File Type: zip Audioslave - Audioslave.zip (491 Bytes, 281 views)

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Old 9th January 2012, 15:53   #6
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nothing was ever done as there was not a reply until 2 months after the previous posting.

either way, the attached copy makes things a lot simpler to work out what is going on... you have spaces at the start of the file entries which is most likely cause of the files not being recognised as valid despite being loaded from the same folder as the files are (a naive assumption on my part).

the attachment has a 'fixed' version and if that works you'll need to do it in all of the other playlists showing the same issue as well as fixing whatever is generating your playlists as a space at the front is generally not a valid filepath (so Winamp is correct to fail to load the files correctly).

-daz
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Old 9th January 2012, 17:15   #7
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Thx for such fast reply!!!

I have replaced the .m3u8 file by yours "fixed" but it give the same results.

Now also foobar2000 can not open this "fixed" .m3u8 you attached.

Whats the best way to contact the programmer of Winamp to let him now this issue?

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Old 9th January 2012, 17:57   #8
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where _exactly_ are you loading the m3u8 file from in relation to the files it lists? is it in the same folder or is it somewhere else? as clearly there's something weird going on as having a space at the start is one of the common cause for people having playlist loading issues (along with the files not being in the location which the player thinks they are).

plus i really think a plug-ins list (from http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....161361#plugins) is needed to get a better idea of your Winamp install.

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Old 9th January 2012, 18:30   #9
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I open the m3u8 file within the folder where the MP3's are.

Again foobar2000 does play it without a glitch so it muss be Winamp that causes the problem.

I have attached the my_plugin_list.txt you aksed for.

Do you realy need an HijackThis log file as the tutorial asks?
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Old 9th January 2012, 18:40   #10
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there's no need for a hijackthis log - is why i only requested the plug-ins list.

from the list, i would remove the following from the plug-ins folder to see if that improves things - the cue player has been known to break some things in the past (especially when it's no longer supported / developed / has issues with newer Winamp clients / you appear to be using an older version of it - the last version was 0.57c if i remember correctly):
CUE Player v0.5b [in_cue.dll]
CUE Player v0.5b [gen_cue.dll]
MessengerAmp v2.6 [gen_msn.dll]


also as you're loading from the same folder, are the spaces at the start of the actual filenames themselves when looked at in Explorer?

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Old 9th January 2012, 19:19   #11
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an de-installation of:
CUE Player v0.5b [in_cue.dll]
CUE Player v0.5b [gen_cue.dll]
MessengerAmp v2.6 [gen_msn.dll]

Does not solve the issue for me, thx for the tip on: CUE Player v0.57c i now updated to this one

No, the actualy files begins not with an empty space.
Strage that foobar2000 plays it and Winamp that I use from the beginning it came out was rinning on my Pentium 166MHz MMX Laptop
It also was running on mine AMD A80486DX4 100MHz Desktop Computer

It seems we can not solved it this way!

A BIG THANKS to DrO who is taking the time & effort trying to solved this thing for me!!!!

I just send an mail to winamp support, mabe they can help!?

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Old 9th January 2012, 20:06   #12
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sending and email is not going to help things - i've got code access so that makes me about as much of a Winamp dev as you're going to get a direct reply from. though as i'm struggling to think what might be causing the issue there's going to be even less chance of getting anything sensible back from an email.


for some reason something has generated that playlist with spaces at the front of it and if you're saying that it doesn't have them at the start then something is screwing up Winamp's loading.

are the files on a local hard drive or a networked drive? might be an idea to attach a copy of the contents of the Winamp playlist and the foobar2000 playlist once you've loaded your one into them respectively (might give an idea of what is different between the two).

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Old 9th January 2012, 23:57   #13
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The files are on a local drive, none of Winamp nor foobar2000 has a media list that contains these albums i have copyed with EAC.

In the past i use m3u and that alway worked flawlesly on Winamp.
But now I genrating playlist with EAC and use these options:

1. Create '.m3u' playlist on extraction.
2. Write m3u playlist with enteded information.
3. Write m3u playlist as UTF8 (compatible e.g. with Winamp)

Thats all I do.

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Old 10th January 2012, 09:20   #14
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might be an idea to attach a copy of the contents of the Winamp playlist and the foobar2000 playlist once you've loaded your one into them respectively (might give an idea of what is different between the two).
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Old 10th January 2012, 16:00   #15
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Okay, I have oversee the empty spaces at the files.
I think I need some glasses

Sorry for the inconvenience!!!!

Again, thank you DrO for your time and help.

Winamp Rocks

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Old 10th January 2012, 21:35   #16
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rightio, that's good to know that was the cause in the end (did seem to be pointing that way), though Winamp probably should be coping with files like that though EAC having created such files to begin with probably wasn't ideal. glad you're sorted now.

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Old 10th January 2012, 23:05   #17
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The problem was made by myself in EAC configuration and I dident noticed the blanc space in the command line, I'll write it here in case someone should need it

This was my problem:

For the older EAC: %D - %C (%Y)\_%D - %C - %N - %T

For the newer EAC: %albumartist% - %albumtitle% (%year%)\_%artist% - %albumtitle% - %tracknr2% - %title%

The RED undercore was a blanc space and I dident noticed.

Now I have the need for a renamer that is able to remove the first space of all my MP3 files, any suggestions are welcome!

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Old 10th January 2012, 23:30   #18
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i'd have thought mp3tag can do that with tag->file conversion rule. plus it always for re-saving the playlist as well. otherwise nothing else comes to mind (though i've never had to do such a thing before).

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Old 11th January 2012, 09:52   #19
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DrO I can not thank you enough!!!!

>>Peace<<

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Old 11th January 2012, 19:51   #20
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A quick update on my problem that now is solved:

I use Magic Files Renamer v6.30 to add all my music folders to and trim all the spaces on the left of each MP3 files in a blink, unregistered version can start up 100 times before you have to register.

To create m3u8 (UTF-8) I used a super friendly tool called: sPlaylistMaker v1.0.0 build 1
Just drop the folders or files to it and it wil create the m3u8 files for you.

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