Can't Open XML File on Rekordbox

DJ Blu shared this question 51 days ago
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Hey,


I regularly import my Serato DJ files with cue points and everything and then I export it to Rekordbox XML and it has worked great for the last couple months. Today I upgraded to version 1.48.0 and the import and export worked but when I go to Rekordbox it doesn't let me open the file no matter how many times I export the file and refresh in rekordbox.


"The rekordbox xml file is unable to be read properly"


This is what I get when I try to open the XML file in rekordbox.


Please let me know why this is happening. Thanks!

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Hi there,


Please email me a link to your XML for debugging and we'll get to the bottom of it!


Best thing to do is upload it to your cloud storage and send me the link via team@mixo.dj.


Thanks in advance!


Remko

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I shared it while you on google drive. Please let me know if you received it.

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Yes, received thanks. We're seeing a few cases like this. It seems to be strange data imported from Serato crates.

We changed the logic recently where we now save every track and add all the playlist tracks, using just the filePaths listed in the crates, then add the metadata later during analysis. This is much faster and means you don't lose any tracks if the track can't be found at the filePath.

However, we've recently been noticing a couple of tracks contain a load of junk data, beginning with Chinese symbols! Basically these break everything!

Here's an example:

bb18b4475f89c1a00d2a20f7064248b5

If possible, could you send me your crate "Faster Deep House" to help me solve this?

Thanks again in advance!

Remko

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Somehow after I kept trying it worked, but for some reason it imported one playlist double. I ended up deleted it in Rekordbox, but if I tried to do it in Mixo then it would highlight both tracks. Even when I deleted the tracks/playlist and reimported I was met with the same issue. It was on my "Funky Test" playlist. Other than that it was working fine

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There are definitely some parse issues because this keeps happening but I can't replicate.

Is there any chance you can send me your "Faster Deep House" crate?

In ~Music/_Serato_/Subcrates (unless it's a smartcrate).

This will really help me figure out what's going on.

Thanks!

Remko

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How would you like me to share it?

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You can send it over the same way as before if you like.

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Just sent it over!

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Perfect, thanks.

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Am I right in thinking that your crate contains 52 tracks in Serato... but in MIXO the same playlist contains 103 tracks after you imported it (as seen in your exported Rekordbox XML)?

I'm still trying to get to the bottom of this very strange parsing anomaly!

Remko

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I have good news - I've finally managed to replicate this problem and have now added a fix!

Interestingly, it's on the Serato side - occasionally Serato saves messy crates. For me it occurred when trying to add the same track twice or perhaps when trying to reorder tracks? This for some reason resulted in a bad crate.

Anyway, MIXO now handles it and in the next release everything should be fine when you import and export.


We're also going to add a bas tracks finder to the Tools section, so you can clean up previously imported bad data.

Thanks for your help, I'll let you know when it's live!

Remko

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I'm pleased to announce that MIXO v1.49 is now live!

https://www.mixo.dj/versions

This release contains a fix for bad data imported from Serato, with some hot fixes for export and a new tool to remove bad tracks.

Hopefully this issue will not return now, but please do let me know if you spot anything else.

Thanks for your help!

Remko

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Thanks so much!!


Trying to download it now but it's getting stuck at 82% and not fully going through. Not sure why that would be.

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Ah, we had to re-upload the update so perhaps that's why.


Try quitting and downloading from the website directly, then install that. It should resolve any issues.


Remko

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