So I have been using Plex as my media server for over a month now and it just drives me crazy that I cannot import my playlist from MediaMonkey. I started looking for a solution and finally found one, a python script I could run to fix it!
Newer version (Plex can be running).
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cd /home/gerry yum install git -y # clone repo git clone https://github.com/dakusan/PlexPlaylistImporter.git cd PlexPlaylistImporter/ # run script that imports '/mnt/music/playlists/5-star-trance.m3u' to playlist called 'trance' chmod +x ./PlexPlaylistImporter.py ./PlexPlaylistImporter.py -p /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Plug-in\ Support/Databases/com.plexapp.plugins.library.db /mnt/music/playlists/5-star-trance.m3u trance
- You will either get:
success 134 items added
- or something like:
./PlexPlaylistImporter.py -p /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Plug-in\ Support/Databases/com.plexapp.plugins.library.db /mnt/data/data/my-music/linux-playlists/z-rock-n-roll.m3u z-rock-n-roll ListImporter 'Winamp playlist': Cannot find file listed in playlist (must be relative to the playlist): ../music-library/acdc--back-in-black.mp3
- The fix is to go to your music library and make sure that file exists with that name.
Older version of this article:
Get script at PlexPlaylistImporter
On my CentOS 7 VM, I had to install python:
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sudo yum install epel-release sudo yum install python34 curl -O https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py sudo /usr/bin/python3.4 get-pip.py
- When I ran the script, it asked me for the full media library path. According to the guide I was able to find it at:
/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Plug-in\ Support/Databases/com.plexapp.plugins.library.db
- I then had to point it to my media library path where the .m3u files were:
- Lastly, since I use Windows, I had to convert
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sudo pluma playlist-name.m3u # find and replace Ex: (Navigate to script dir) ./PlexPlaylistImporter.py -p /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Plug-in\ Support/Databases/com.plexapp.plugins.library.db /my-share/my-music/my-playlists/dubstep.m3u
- If you get the error
DB Error: unable to open database filetry prefacing the command with sudo.