Thanks for the heads-up, I'll pass it along to the engineers.
[SOLVED] Rekordbox 1.6.2 - Importing playlists feature
I recently borrowed my cdj 2000's to a friend who is using Traktor (Traktor pro 2.5). He wanted to export it's traktor playlists , import them into Rekordbox, then export them again to a usb flash drive for playing using the cdjs 2000s. Is the 2nd time he's doing this.
When he first used this combination, everything was ok (was also using a previous version of rekordbox), he could import the m3u playlists in Rekordbox. Now, using Rekordbox 1.6.2, he cannot import the playlists anymore, in fact , the playlists are imported, but empty, they do not contain the tracks.
We don't know what causes this problem, traktor or the new Rekordbox. He says he's using the same version of traktor as the first time, and also using the same modality to export the playlists: unchecking the "copy tracks to destination" box in traktor, selecting "m3u" for the playlist, and the destination folder.
He also checked for the consistency of the Rekordbox data base "Display all the missing files - F12". Even though those files are in the Rekordbox database, previously analyzed, Rekordbox says those files are missing, and expecting them to be in the same folder the m3u playlists have been saved to by traktor - missing files dialog.
No file name was changed, rekordbox can even play those tracks, but from the playlists created inside it, not the imported ones.
Anybody else importing m3u playlists into rekordbox and having the same problem ?
I tend to think it's a rekordbox problem because the software shall know those files are already in its database, having the same names. And as i said before, the first time he imported the playlists into rekordbox (a month ago), it worked. And no, he did not export the audio files along with the m3u playlists to the same folder.
Any help from the pioneer specialists ?
Also noticed that one of the tracks was missing its beat grid and waveform (in rekordbox). I tried to analyze it again, but when i restarted the software, it was missing again. Tried o few times, the same story. This track is one of those "imported" via "Import Playlist", so, this is a thing to bear in mind when trying to fix the problem mentioned in the first message. This would mean that the new version of rekordbox can destroy all the beat grids and waveform files of the playlists imported this way (if the two problems are linked). For the moment the problem is solved, i deleted the file from the database and import it again.
Or, this missing beat grid can be caused by other factor:
between the transition from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 i was forced to reinstall my Windows. After installing the new version of rekordbox i had to import the database. I did it as Gavin wrote in that topic, with one exception - the file called "conversion.xml" . This file did not exist in the previous version of rekordbox, so i could not merge them. Can this be the cause ?
The third possibility is to have destroyed one of the small database files during the downlaod process (i kept the rekord database in my google drive account). I only noticed 1 track without the beatgrid and the waveform by now, but if i find more, and if this is the cause, can i identify that beatgrid file in the database and replace it with a not corrupted one (still have the database stored in G. Drive) ?
@Marian > Engineers have said:
Traktor has some problems concerning exportation of playlist. If we want to import a m3u playlist of traktor, we have to do not tick the option "Copy Tracks To Destination." Because, in the case, Traktor does not write file location (it writes only file name). It's not enough to import it to other music softwares.
Also, another problem is that Traktor can not properly interpret latin caracteres with accents (ex. à, ç, é, etc.), japanese caracteres,....etc. so, we can not import the files which has such caracteres, even if "Copy Tracks To Destination" is not ticked.
To import playlists into rekordbox, you can try using "Rekordbudy".
It works for me.....I mean the export unchecking Copy to destination, and selecting desktop as my dump path. and selecting M3U I import using RB 1.6.2 and itworks. If you used an earlier version of RB 1.5.4, there are some setup setup steps you may want to read on the install file (i just started using RB from 1.6.2) so no need for me to go there. Hope this helps :)
Not working for me, and it worked before updating rekordbox. As i said before, using the same version of traktor, just the rekordbox software is new. No latin nor japanese characters with those accents.
Somebody else heaving the same problem ?
What is Rekordbody ? I haven't found any function inside rekordbox called "rekordbody", nor something that lets you import playlists, as you said - "To import playlists". Also searched for some software with this name, nothing.
Sorry, must be due to my bad english :))
@Marian Check this thread: http://forums.pioneerdj.com/entries/20923221-introducing-rekord-buddy-a-syncing-tool-for-rekordbox
Thanks, unfortunately i still don't have a mac, and there is no windows version. Maybe, with a little help from Pioneer, Daniel will be able to work on a windows version. Or better, Pioneer shall fix this rekordbox issue, if really is a general issue, not only mine.
Still waiting to see if there are other windows machines heaving the same problem when importing m3u playlists.
@Marian > I'll look in to this.
Marian, could you post / link one of the M3U playlists you're having problems with?
Sorry for the late reply, but i think you were right, Pulse. The problem lies within Traktor. He, the friend who has the software, said the M3U playlists exported by traktor could not be read by other applications neither (BS player). This proves there was something wrong with the playlists, not with the rekordbox. Now he upgraded to the latest version of traktor and bs player CAN read the exported playlists. Unfortunately he uninstalled rekordbox and i cannot tell you 100% if this is true. I'll come back in a few days with an answer. Thanks for the help !
Yes, rekordbox can import the M3U playlists. It was a traktor issue.
I had the same problem and did it via Itunes.
Create a playlist in Itunes - Drag and drop the tracks from traktor to the Itunes playlist - export the playlist as "m3u" file - import this file with RB.
The engineers feel that the issues discussed in this thread should be resolved with the current versions of rekordbox; if you are still experiencing problems with these issues, please start a new topic and reference this topic's URL with your comments. Thanks!