- 1-click backup + 1-click restore
- PRO: Version history
- PRO: Automatic backups
- Coming soon: M3U import/export on desktop
What does PlaylistSync do?
It saves your playlists (the names and order of music files) to your PlaylistSync account.
Does it save my music?
No. Only the filepath.
How should my music files be named?
If every single music file has a different name, it's perfect. (For example: you shouldn't have multiple "audio01.mp3" in different folders)
If you do have files with identical names, you might have to use the Path substitution option to make sure PlaylistSync finds the correct audio files on different devices.
I've accidentally deleted a backup!
The last version of each playlist, even marked as removed, stays on our server and can be restored anytime in the "Version History" screen for free.
What happens to my empty playlists?
They're ignored, for example in case you temporarily removed your SD card. So they're neither backed up, nor marked as removed.
I can't see my playlists!
Please make sure that PlaylistSync has permission to read your media storage. Also, some music players use their own playlists systems instead of the default one from Android, so PlaylistSync won't support them.
Incompatible: Poweramp, RealPlayer...
Partially compatible: Samsung Music and Google Play Music.
Compatible: PlayerPro, Rocket Player, jetAudio...
For more help, please checkout the "Not seeing your latest playlists?" button in the Backup tab.
How long are backups kept?
All playlists versions are kept for at least 30 days. Afterwards they might get progressively deleted (except for the last version).
Some backup versions seem to be missing, why?
New playlist versions are only created when a playlist has changes and has reached our server. This means that if you create multiple backups offline of the same playlist, only the last one will get archived as a version.
When should I bother with Path substitution?
Both following condition should be fulfilled, else this option is useless:
- You have multiple audio files with the same name.
- You have devices that store you music differently, and you would like to sync playlists between them (/mnt/sdcard/Music/somefile.mp3 and on the other device: /storage/emulated/0/Music/somefile.mp3)
When restoring, I get "Failed to create playlist". What can I do?
There seems to be a bug in Android that sometimes prevents the creation of playlists with the same name as one that previously existed. The only solution to this (except contacting me and asking me to manually change the name of your backed up playlists) is to clear the Media Storage app. However, this will DELETE ALL YOUR PLAYLISTS. If you have backups on PlaylistSync, you'll be fine as you can restore them afterwards.
Step 1: Go to "Settings" > "Apps" (> "Apps").
Step 2: Click the three dots in the top-right corner and choose "Show system apps".
Step 3: Search for "Media Storage".
Step 4: Storage > Clear storage.
Now your music and playlists won't show up anywhere. Restart your phone so that it searches for your music.
PlaylistSync should now be able to re-create thoses playlists.
How can I restore my Google Drive files?
You can use PlaylistSync Legacy until the 6th of December 2019. After that, Google wil have shut down its Android Google Drive API, so it won't work. If you've missed the deadline, you can try to contact me.
Your audio files must have the same file names on your different devices.