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Playlist backup/sync?


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#1 Curious Mew

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:26 AM

Hi, is there a piece of software or media player out there capable of backing up or syncing music playlists? I'm not exactly looking to backup the music files themselves, just the playlist names and a track record of what is inside them? I like to keep my settings in the cloud just in case of a HDD failure.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

Your question is deceptively simple.

Most playlists are just text files with the names and locations of songs. So, in theory, you should just be able to copy the playlist to the appropriate back-up medium -- a CD-R, an external hard drive, etc. -- and copy it back. As long as nothing has changed, it should work.

There's a good definition of playlists at Wikipedia. The sections on Computers and Types of Playlist Files might be helpful.



What application or device are your playlists being used for?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

Your question is deceptively simple.

Most playlists are just text files with the names and locations of songs. So, in theory, you should just be able to copy the playlist to the appropriate back-up medium -- a CD-R, an external hard drive, etc. -- and copy it back. As long as nothing has changed, it should work.

There's a good definition of playlists at Wikipedia. The sections on Computers and Types of Playlist Files might be helpful.



What application or device are your playlists being used for?

deceptively simple?! awesome! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the link, I'll look into it. Oh I'm just wanting to use them for personal use.. I still haven't found a music player I'm 100% happy with, and thought I'd base my choice on a player that keeps my playlist(s) in order via computer and in cloud form.




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