An Index Playlist is a normal playlist with a special name scheme. It must contain P1, P2, P3 ... etc somewhere in the name (with blank spaces before and after).
My P1 playlist
How to create a Playlist
There are multiple options to do so:
Create a playlist in iTunes and export them as .M3U-file
Create a plain text with a format like you can see in the example below and save them as .M3U-file.
#EXTM3U #EXTINF:-1,Deutschlandfunk - MP3 http://www.dradio.de/streaming/dlf.m3u #EXTINF:-1,KlassikRadio http://players.creacast.com/creacast/klassik/playlist.m3u #EXTINF:-1,KlassikRadio http://str31.creacast.com:80/klassik1.m3u #EXTINF:-1,MDR Sputnik Livestream http://www.sputnik.de/m3u/live.hi.m3u
#EXTM3U #EXTINF:232,La Grange - ZZ TOP smb://RackStation/T-Drive/Musik/trivumDemo/ZZ Top/Greatest Hits/La Grange.mp3 #EXTINF:239,Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ TOP smb://RackStation/T-Drive/Musik/trivumDemo/ZZ Top/Greatest Hits/Gimme All Your Lovin'.mp3 #EXTINF:254,Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ TOP smb://RackStation/T-Drive/Musik/trivumDemo/ZZ Top/Greatest Hits/Sharp Dressed Man.mp3
You can also find examples under ftp://service.trivum.com/WebRadios/
How and where to store
The trivum system may import .M3U playlist files from a NAS in a folder called Playlist, Playlists or Playlisten at the top level of the NAS share. The folder name is case insensitive.
MusicCenter V8: The .M3U files may also reside in any folder within a given NAS share.
For example, music is stored on a NAS syndisk under a share named music, and the share registered in trivum reads like:
- Create a Playlist folder directly under music
- Store your playlist file (.M3U) onto the NAS
- Rescan the NAS share with trivum.
Export a playlist in iTunes
Within iTunes, right click on a playlist and select export as .M3U.
How to store music files for best matches
Make sure to store your music in a folder structure like
artist / album / trackname
Then, when exporting Playlists as .M3U files, they will contain path informations like
The trivum system will ignore C:\Musik and try to match music files on the NAS by the last three path components, e. g.
So make sure that on both, the NAS and on your PC, all music is stored in the same folder structure.
If music files cannot be matched by the path name, the system tries to match them by artist and track name, however this is not reliable as special characters in those names may cause mismatches.