Importing Rekordbox 6 in Linux: stuck at 'Parsing data...'

jcr.small shared this question 9 months ago
Answered

Hi,

Got a bit further in my quest :)

I have Exported my (really small) Rekordbox 6 collection in XML format and attempted to import it in Mixo.

It hangs at 'Parsing data... please wait' (for at least 10 mins before I give up)

Running on AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, with 64Gb RAM on MX-Linux

Any help appreciated.

Replies (7)

photo
1

Ok please send me your XML so we can try to replicate.


Meanwhile, there is a direct import from Rekordbox 6, so please try importing that way and let me know the result.


Thanks!


Remko

photo
1

Thanks Remko - I have attached the file.

Not sure what you mean regarding 'direct import' - if I have (as I do) my Rekordbox library on a Windows Laptop and I'm trying to get it on my main Linux PC how would I directly import it?

photo
1

So you're exporting your Rekordbox collecting on Windows and trying import that XML on Linux?


Where is your music stored though?


Either way, the filePaths will be totally different due to the system differences between Windows and Linux.


Remko

photo
1

The solution to moving to a different platform is to connect your cloud, import on your Windows computer, then wait for upload and sync to complete.


Then go to your Linux computer, wait for sync to complete and you'll see all your music and can play from the cloud.


Then you can download individual playlists or download all music (Settings/Cloud) and hey presto you're back in business with fast, local music.


Remko

photo
1

Music is stored on a NAS - so while I understand the initial path will differ the main directory structure is the same (both connecting through SAMBA).
If this is something that MIXO hasn't implimented I'm happy to go back to my previous workflow - just prefer working on Linux machines :)

Cheers,

John

photo
1

I can see your music is all on your F:drive, which presumably is your network drive.


In theory for a Windows computer this would be fine and you could just import and everything work, but going to a different platform is not possible at the moment. So the best solution is to use the method I mentioned in my last reply.


However, I have been thinking about extending the Advanced Setting "External Hard Drive Sync", with an option to fix filePaths when switching platforms. This would solve that problem.


If/when that idea is implemented I'll let you know!


Remko

photo
1

I'm pleased to announce MIXO v1.36 is now live with a new tool "Find & Replace"! You can find this under the Tools tab.

This tool can be used to edit/fix most track metadata, including filePaths!

Remember, there is also the 'Relocate Tracks' feature in the track list context menu ;)

Remko

Leave a Comment
 
Attach a file