RadioBOSS - moving m3u files from one folder to another.

Hello Dmitry,

For 7 years I have been using a DOS bat file to create a shift register to rotate and move playlists. It has always worked well with no errors or problems.

When I use RadioBOSS to look at the playlists in the folder I see this:

sponsor_block_01.m3u

When I use Windows explorer to look at the playlists in the folder I see this:

sponsor_block_01.m3u
sponsor_block_01.m3u.state

What I have been doing for the past 7 years is moving only the main file (sponsor_block_01.m3u)

copy "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_01.m3u" "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_temp.m3u"

copy "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_02.m3u" "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_01.m3u"

copy "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_03.m3u" "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_02.m3u"

copy "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_04.m3u" "w:\1_station_msg\blocks\sponsor_block_03.m3u"

etc.

Should I be moving both files ?

sponsor_block_01.m3u
sponsor_block_01.m3u.state

What is it that is contained in the m3u.state file ?


Thanks, Jamie C.
 

djsoft

Well-known member
Staff member
The .state file contains some additional information (that can't be stored in the m3u8 files) - custom crossfades that are assigned via Segue Editor, played/non-played state, scheduled/normal track icon and some other info like this. If you don't need those features, and only need the list of files, the .state files can be safely deleted.
 
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