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Incomplete Playlists

mdj-entertainmentmdj-entertainment Posts: 3Members

When I import my iTunes library all of my music (tracks, albums, etc) appears but less than half of the playlists show up... Any fixes?


  • tom80Htom80H Posts: 1,745Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    could it be those are smart playlists in iTunes?

  • mdj-entertainmentmdj-entertainment Posts: 3Members

    No, All of my playlists are standard playlists

  • MovieFan.PlexMovieFan.Plex Posts: 17,198Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    What rules are in the original playlist? You can define a lot more rules in iTunes than in PMS. If PMS can't recreate the rule, the results won't be the same.

  • mdj-entertainmentmdj-entertainment Posts: 3Members

    I won't lie to you... I'm not entirely sure what a rule is.

  • MovieFan.PlexMovieFan.Plex Posts: 17,198Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited April 23

    When you create a playlist in iTunes there are 2 types. A regular playlist, where you manually pick songs and add them to the list, or a smart playlist. For these, you pick some criteria, like an artist name, a genre, from the year 2015, etc, and then a playlist is created that matches these criteria. You can do the same thing in Plex. However, Plex does not allow for the same types of rules/criteria that iTunes allows, so if you try to import a playlist from iTunes that cannot be recreated in Plex, these lists come up blank.

    No, All of my playlists are standard playlists

    Not sure what a "standard" playlist is, but if they are created using a criteria, then they are a smart playlist and the above situation can apply.

    Edit - Also, in order to fill in the playlist, the path to the songs in iTunes needs to match the path to the songs in Plex Media Server. For example, if in iTunes a song is located at "\mnt\my music\Michael Jackson\Thriller\Thriller.mp4", then it needs to be the exact same path in Plex.

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