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Are there any linux media players that support .pla playlists?

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October 28, 2011 12:46:04 PM

I chose to put this question here as it seems more of a linux problem to me. Currently I'm looking for media player to work with my walkman perfectly. By perfectly I mean fully capable of creating playlist as well as putting music on it. As things stand now I have to use Window media player to create the playlists. Simple creating a .pla file in linux isn't acceptable to the walkman.

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a b 5 Linux
October 29, 2011 3:36:04 PM

A quick google seems to turn up that it may be worthwhile to checkout Easytag which, despite the name, seems to be able to create pla playlists
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October 30, 2011 3:22:41 PM

bmouring said:
A quick google seems to turn up that it may be worthwhile to checkout Easytag which, despite the name, seems to be able to create pla playlists


Really now? I have that program installed now. In the yum search I did all it said that easy tag is good for is... changing the tags on my music as you stated. I see the option to make .m3u playlists but no .pla. I'll look into a bit further. Thanks as always bmouring.
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a b 5 Linux
October 30, 2011 9:16:00 PM

Fenrir190 said:
Really now? I have that program installed now. In the yum search I did all it said that easy tag is good for is... changing the tags on my music as you stated. I see the option to make .m3u playlists but no .pla. I'll look into a bit further. Thanks as always bmouring.

Looking back, you may be right, the only things that I've found are scripts to convert from m3u to pla since both are just specially-formatted plaintext files
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October 31, 2011 3:00:53 AM

bmouring said:
Looking back, you may be right, the only things that I've found are scripts to convert from m3u to pla since both are just specially-formatted plaintext files

I thought as much. Oh well I guess I can make due with using a win 7 VM. If I can't do conversion then I guess I'll just have to rely on my phone to get the job done. On another note any mp3 players you'd recommend bmouring for most compatibility OS and file wise?
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October 31, 2011 3:16:45 AM

Reading a bit into it apparently m3u is to playlist what mp3 is to audio files... Don't know why sony and other companies make their devices compatible with small numbers of file extensions (from my software engineering course I have an idea why.). Currently looking for a new player. A friend has been looking for one for a while so I'll just give it to him.
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a b 5 Linux
November 1, 2011 3:16:34 AM

Unsure, I haven't really looked for an mp3 player since my old-skool Diamond Rio 500, for my current mp3 needs I just use my phone (it's got 32 gig internal + 16 gigs in a uSD, plus last.fm, plus online radio, plus pandora, etc. etc.) and it just uses m3u and flat storage
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November 1, 2011 3:29:07 PM

bmouring said:
Unsure, I haven't really looked for an mp3 player since my old-skool Diamond Rio 500, for my current mp3 needs I just use my phone (it's got 32 gig internal + 16 gigs in a uSD, plus last.fm, plus online radio, plus pandora, etc. etc.) and it just uses m3u and flat storage


I suppose that would be the best way to go about things. Playlists are easier to manage, etc. Plus I saw on amazon that there was a strictly mp3 version of my phone on amazon. It was the price of an apple device so that wasn't an option. But thanks for the assistance.
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November 1, 2011 3:29:28 PM

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