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M3u2Archos



Introduction
Download
Usage
About the authors


Introduction

A friend of mine faced the following problem: he sets up a playlist with his ARCHOS 504 media player, he connects the ARCHOS player to a PC with an USB link and he plays the playlist under Windows Media Player. But when he plays back the playlist on the ARCHOS player, the playlist is no longer recognised.

I looked at the content of the file before and after the submission to Windows Media Player and it appears that we are facing the usual problem of "/" versus "\" in the pathnames of the audio files as an ARCHOS media player is running Linux.

To solve the problem, a colleague and I designed a simple Windows utility called M3u2Archos to translate the playlist generated by Windows Media Player into ARCHOS format.


Download

M3u2Archos can be downloaded from the author's web site:
The sources are very simple as they consist of a simple translation function modifying the "\" of the pathnames of the playlist into "/". The graphical part is based on MinGW.

If you don't have any compilation environment or do not want to compile anything, just peek the executable (.exe file) and  install it on your disk.


Usage

The following steps explain how to used the program (this is pretty simple !). The playlist file coming from the ARCHOS 504 and modified by Windows Media Player is translated back into ARCHOS format (the original file saved into a .bak file in the same directory as the original). Sorry, the interface is a mix between french and english...

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About the authors

I made this utility with the collaboration of a colleague (Thomas Le Faucheur) who is more Windows addict than I am: I designed the translation part (so simple !) and he encapsulated it into nice windows.
We are glad to graciously offer this utility under the GPL open source license. I can be contacted at "rachid dot koucha at free dot fr" or you can have a look at my WEB site.



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