ByteDev.M3u 1.0.0

.NET Standard 2.0
dotnet add package ByteDev.M3u --version 1.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package ByteDev.M3u -Version 1.0.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="ByteDev.M3u" Version="1.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ByteDev.M3u --version 1.0.0
#r "nuget: ByteDev.M3u, 1.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install ByteDev.M3u as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ByteDev.M3u&version=1.0.0

// Install ByteDev.M3u as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ByteDev.M3u&version=1.0.0


.NET Standard library to help handle playlists in the M3U format.


ByteDev.M3u is hosted as a package on To install from the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio run:

Install-Package ByteDev.M3u

Further details can be found on the nuget page.

Release Notes

Releases follow semantic versioning.

Full details of the release notes can be viewed on GitHub.

M3U Format & Library Support

The library supports both M3U simple format and M3U extended format (mostly).

Example of playlist content in simple M3U format:

Greatest Hits\My Song.mp3
# This is a comment

Example of playlist content in M3U extended format describing two resources:

#EXTINF:180, Sample artist - Sample title
#EXTINF:240,Example Artist - Example title
Greatest Hits\Example.ogg

Notes on library support:

  • Empty lines are ignored.
  • Both Windows (\r\n) and Unix (\n) line endings are supported.
  • Comments:
    • Are supported using the hash # character as the first character on a line.
    • Are ignored by the library.
  • Extended M3U format content:
    • Must have the extended header directive (#EXTM3U) on the first line.
    • Must have any encoding directive (#EXTENC:) on the second line.
    • Resources always have their location (path, URI etc.) on the last line of each resource entry.
  • Extended M3U format directives supported:
    • #EXTM3U - Playlist header.
    • #EXTENC: - Playlist encoding.
    • #PLAYLIST: - Playlist title.
    • #EXTINF: - Resource track info.
    • #EXTGRP: - Resource grouping.
    • #EXTALB: - Resource album info.
    • #EXTART: - Resource album artist.
    • #EXTGENRE: - Resource album genre.
    • #EXTBYT: - Resource file size in bytes.
    • #EXTIMG: - Resource cover image file.


Example of initialization via class constructor:

string content = 
    "#EXTM3U\n" +
    "#EXTENC: UTF-8\n" +
    "#PLAYLIST: My Sample Playlist\n" +
    "#EXTINF:180, Sample artist - Sample title\n" +

var pl = new M3uPlaylist(content);

// pl.IsExtended == true
// pl.Encoding == "UTF-8"
// pl.PlaylistTitle == "My Sample Playlist"
// pl.Resources.Single().TrackInfo == "180, Sample artist - Sample title"
// pl.Resources.Single().Location == "Sample.mp3"

Example of initialization via Load method:

var pl = M3uPlaylist.Load(@"C:\Playlists\MyPlaylist.m3u");
Product Versions
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.0 274 5/27/2021