How to handle m3u-Playlist?

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How to handle m3u-Playlist?

Postby TomHH » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:52 pm

Hi there,

I really like the smplayer and the best is, it's getting better and better. Thanx for this wonderful tool 8-)

But at the moment I am struggling with radio stations only providing play lists and not directly mp3 or ogg streams.

If I place an address with an direct stream under "Open/Radio" in the TV/Radio list everything works as expected. But addresses providing just a play list (ending on m3u) nothing happens if I try to open such a station. Hmm. If I use the same address directly under "Open/URL" there is an option "It's a play list", and then it's working.

Does anyone know how to get play lists working under "Radio"?

On the command line I can use the option "-playlist" as prefix, but this doesn't work in the radio list.

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Re: How to handle m3u-Playlist?

Postby stevepusser » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:27 am

I thought the .m3u file is s simple text file. Take a look inside to see if the actual file URLs are listed.You can try manually getting those URLs with wget or another file downloader.

Re: How to handle m3u-Playlist?

Postby Soldier » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:56 am

sorry for my late answer. Why you can not open the m3u file because the M3U file offers the index entries to each music, but it’s not a real audio file.
All M3U files have similarities, but also differences. The number following the “#EXTINF” section is the audio length in seconds. If the audio is being streamed online and no length is set, then you will see -1 here as the pictures shows. And the M3U URL like “” is the relative path of M3U file. So, how can you open it? If you just drag the full file into the iTunes, then all the audio or video will be played automatically.
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