Mopidy-M3U

Mopidy-M3U is an extension for reading and writing M3U playlists stored on disk. It is bundled with Mopidy and enabled by default.

This backend handles URIs starting with m3u:.

Migrating from Mopidy-Local playlists

Mopidy-M3U was split out of the Mopidy-Local extension in Mopidy 1.0. To migrate your playlists from Mopidy-Local, simply move them from the local/playlists_dir directory to the m3u/playlists_dir directory. Assuming you have not changed the default config, run the following commands to migrate:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/mopidy/m3u/
mv ~/.local/share/mopidy/local/playlists/* ~/.local/share/mopidy/m3u/

Editing playlists

There is a core playlist API in place for editing playlists. This is supported by a few Mopidy clients, but not through Mopidy’s MPD server yet.

It is possible to edit playlists by editing the M3U files located in the m3u/playlists_dir directory, usually ~/.local/share/mopidy/m3u/, by hand with a text editor. See Wikipedia for a short description of the quite simple M3U playlist format.

Configuration

See Configuration for general help on configuring Mopidy.

[m3u]
enabled = true
playlists_dir =
base_dir = $XDG_MUSIC_DIR
default_encoding = latin-1
default_extension = .m3u8
m3u/enabled

If the M3U extension should be enabled or not.

m3u/playlists_dir

Path to directory with M3U files. Unset by default, in which case the extension’s data dir is used to store playlists.

m3u/base_dir

Path to base directory for resolving relative paths in M3U files. If not set, relative paths are resolved based on the M3U file’s location.

m3u/default_encoding

Text encoding used for files with extension .m3u. Default is latin-1. Note that files with extension .m3u8 are always expected to be UTF-8 encoded.

m3u/default_extension

The file extension for M3U playlists created using the core playlist API. Default is .m3u8.