Question: Problem with ImportM3U Script
I have some playlists (that I exported from foobar2000) that have duplicate tracks in them. I am importing these playlists into iTunes. I want the duplicate tracks to be in the playlists. But, when I import the playlist into iTunes, iTunes automatically removes the duplicate tracks. I don't want that to happen. Is there a way to import playlists into iTunes while keeping the duplicate tracks in them?
I found another discussion asking the same question: How do I allow duplicate songs to be included when importing an m3u playlist?
This discussion includes a script called ImportM3U (here: http://samsoft.org.uk/iTunes/scripts.asp#ImportM3U ) which appears to have solved that problem for some, however, for me it did not, because when I tried to use the script as instructed (by dragging the m3u file to the ImportM3U.vbs icon), then it would ask "Create a playlist called [name] and add [number] items to it?", I would click "OK", then I would get one of various error messages:
Error: the object invoked has disconnected from its clients.
^also, for the above error message, sometimes it would say Line 836 instead of Line 831
or, I would get this:
Error: Class doesn't support Automation: 'resizable'
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
And now I can't recreate the 3rd error message, but it was something like: "can't start Process 'InternetExplorer'" or something like that.
For the times when I get one of the first 2 error messages, the script always launches Internet Explorer on a basically blank page called "ImportM3U".
I'm assuming this problem is happening because I'm on Windows 10? Not sure. This script was made (I think) by turingtest2, and I thought about sending him a PM, but, couldn't find a way to do that, plus this way, anyone else encountering this problem will see this thread.
I see here that someone else was encountering a similar problem with this: Re: Converting WinAmp (M3U) Playlists Into iTunes (XML) Playlists
Okay, I opened the playlist in Notepad and might have found what's causing the problem. In Notepad, I went down to about the 830's (of the playlist order), and I found referenced files with names like these:
D:\Music\OFFICIAL MUSIC LIBRARY\Music\Daniel Barenboim_ Chicago Symphony Orche\Ravel_ Boléro, Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavan\01 Ravel_ Daphnis & Chloe Suite #2 -.m4a
D:\Music\OFFICIAL MUSIC LIBRARY\Music\Colin Davis_ Bavarian Radio Symphony Orc\60 Jahre Symphonieorchester Des Bayerisc\4-02 Elgar_ Enigma Variations - 1. (.m4a
D:\Music\OFFICIAL MUSIC LIBRARY\Music\Colin Davis_ Bavarian Radio Symphony Orc\60 Jahre Symphonieorchester Des Bayerisc\4-11 Elgar_ Enigma Variations - 10..m4a
There are multiple files with these endings, I just chose one of each. For example, tracks 1-9 of that "Enigma Variations" recording have that parenthesis-dot ending, and tracks 10-14 all have the double dot ending. I'm assuming it's probably the double dots causing the problem with the script?
Hopefully this post makes sense, I appreciate any help.
Windows 10, null