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Old May 15, 2014, 03:57 PM
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Default M3u to Mp3

Does anyone on here know an easy way to listen to music that comes from M3U files? I tried googgling this and got so many answers that went nowhere that I just gave up.

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Old May 15, 2014, 04:03 PM
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Isn't .m3u just a simple (text) playlist file? It's not a codec/container.
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Old May 15, 2014, 04:09 PM
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I assume they are since you can open them in Notepad. I don't understand why music would come in M3U if it can't be listened to.
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Old May 15, 2014, 04:18 PM
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.m3u simply tells the player location and order of the audio files, e.g. if you got some folder with mp3 files and a .m3u file within it (or .m3u8 if it's Unicode), that .m3u is most likely created to play the mp3 files from that same folder.

Your audio player (Winamp, foobar2000) opens .m3u playlists.
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Old May 21, 2014, 09:50 PM
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How does that function? I have a very old M3U file and a HES file that go with a PC-Engine game. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to open the playlist inside the text file. It shows around 40 songs but only puts in 3 songs into foobar when I drag the M3U file into it.
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Old May 22, 2014, 01:14 AM
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It works by storing full path to files e.g.

Spoiler:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:328,Pendulum - Showdown
D:\Music T Edition\2008 - In Silico (Special Edition)\01 - Showdown.flac
#EXTINF:352,Pendulum - Different
D:\Music T Edition\2008 - In Silico (Special Edition)\02 - Different.flac
#EXTINF:313,Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
D:\Music T Edition\2008 - In Silico (Special Edition)\03 - Propane Nightmares.flac
#EXTINF:336,Pendulum - Visions
D:\Music T Edition\2008 - In Silico (Special Edition)\04 - Visions.flac
#EXTINF:415,Pendulum - Midnight Runner
D:\Music T Edition\2008 - In Silico (Special Edition)\05 - Midnight Runner.flac

etc.


or relative path (assuming .m3u is also inside) e.g.

Spoiler:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:328,Pendulum - Showdown
01 - Showdown.flac
#EXTINF:352,Pendulum - Different
02 - Different.flac
#EXTINF:313,Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
03 - Propane Nightmares.flac
#EXTINF:336,Pendulum - Visions
04 - Visions.flac
#EXTINF:415,Pendulum - Midnight Runner
05 - Midnight Runner.flac

etc.


Type number 2 is better because it will work no matter where you move the folder, for full path version it would stop working the moment you change the location.

(numbers after #EXTINF are just track length in seconds - #EXTINF:120 would be 2 minutes)

As for your (specialized) problem with PC-Engine rips, .m3u is used kinda differently when there's just one .hes file containing all the tracks and .m3u specifies the info about each track inside the hes e.g.

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# @TITLE S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation
# @ARTIST Taito
# @COMPOSER
# @DATE 1991-01-25
# @RIPPER
# @TAGGER

TP03016.hes::HES,$01,BGM #01,0:29,,1
TP03016.hes::HES,$02,BGM #02,0:20,,5
TP03016.hes::HES,$03,BGM #03,1:01,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$04,BGM #04,0:54,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$05,BGM #05,0:56,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$06,BGM #06,0:55,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$07,BGM #07,0:58,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$08,BGM #08,1:59,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$09,BGM #09,0:25,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$0A,BGM #10,0:28,,1
TP03016.hes::HES,$0D,BGM #11,0:25,,10
TP03016.hes::HES,$0F,BGM #12,1:06,,1
TP03016.hes::HES,$0B,Jingle #01,0:06,,1
TP03016.hes::HES,$0C,Jingle #02,0:11,,1
TP03016.hes::HES,$0E,Jingle #03,0:06,,1


and more importantly, you're maybe missing the thing to decode it, try installing
http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_gep
and since this is a special case, drag & drop .hes file on foobar, not .m3u (or just do file->open and navigate to hes).
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One of my friends shows me a simple guide on how to convert M3U to MP3 at (((snip)))
After tried, i find it really works great, hope this guide also helps for you more or less.
This guide also helps me to convert m3u to wma, wav, aac, etc audio format.
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probably just a bot.
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User name and domain name of the link in the post should give it away.
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