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Create a Music Playlist

To add a music playlist to your website you need to do 2 things:

  1. Create a m3u file (your music playlist file)
  2. Create your HTML file with your music code (this plays the music on the m3u file)


Step 1 - Create a m3u File

A m3u file is a file that contains a list of songs. Follow these steps to create your m3u file (i.e. your playlist file):

  1. Create a text file
  2. Add a list of the mp3 files you want on your playlist. This can be the full path to the file or a relative path. Place each mp3 file name on a new line
  3. Add any comments by preceeding them with a hash (#) symbol (this step is optional)
  4. Save the file with a .m3u extension. For example, call it music_playlist.m3u

There it is - your music playlist file!

Example m3u File

Below is an example of an m3u file:


#This is my m3u file - it contains a list of songs
/music/title.mp3
/music/good_enough.mp3
/music/bonus.mp3



Now all you need to do is add your playlist to your music code.


Step 2 - Add Your Playlist to your Music Code

Place the following code within your HTML file and change the values to suit:

Example Music Code




<embed name="music_playlist"
src="music_playlist.m3u"
width="300"
height="90"
loop="false"
hidden="false"
autostart="true">
</embed>

If you've ever added music to your website, you are probably familiar with this code.
The only difference between this code and any other (non-playlist) code, is that in this code, the value of the src attribute (i.e. your source file) is your playlist file. If you weren't using a playlist, this source file would simply be a single .mp3 file or a single .wav file or similar.
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