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  • ronnynj
    I have the same issue after upgrading from 5.666 to 5.9.1.

    Did you find a solution to this?

    For as long as I can remember using Winamp, saving a playlist in the same folder as the tracks omitted the path in the playlist, whereas saving a playlist in another location included the path.

    Tried both upgrading and clean install of 5.9.1.

    I create a playlist for each album and disc for easy playback. And I often copy or move abums to another drive or between computers or playback devices.

    Takes way too long to manually remove the path from the playlists to make them work now.
    I can't find any option to change the behaviour back to how it was, so had to revert back to 5.666 for now.

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  • Urik
    started a topic New playlist saving behavior

    New playlist saving behavior

    With latest 5.9.1 version, I've noticed Winamp now writes full file path when saving the playlist, even if it's not necessary.
    For example, let's say I have track 1&2 in the same folder as playlist (let's call it folder1), track 3 in a subfolder of that folder, and track 4 in another folder (folder2) in the root of same disk, the old (proper) playlist would have file paths like this
    • track1.mp3
    • track2.mp3
    • subfolder\track3.mp3
    • \folder2\track4.mp3

    But the new 5.9.1 always includes full path, like
    • E:\folder1\track1.mp3
    • E:\folder1\track2.mp3
    • E:\folder1\subfolder\track3.mp3
    • E:\folder2\track4.mp3

    I've quickly noticed this because I save playlists to be played from a flash drive, and when opening on a different machine, obviously, it fails, unless the drive is assigned the same letter. I've had to fix the playlists manually by removing the drive letter with auto-replace.

    Is this intentional or an oversight?
    In earlier versions (not sure about 5.8, but 5.666 for sure), it would only include drive letter if absolutely necessary (i.e. if file is on another drive).