PLS (file format)
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PLS is a computer file format that stores multimedia playlists, originally used for SHOUTcast and Icecast streams. It is a more expressive format than basic M3U, as it can store (cache) information on the song title and length (this is supported in extended M3U only). With PLS version 2, playlists also include a PLS version declaration.
iTunes, QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, Winamp, AIMP, XBMC, XMPlay, VLC media player, Rhythmbox, and foobar2000 are able to interpret PLS files. Media Player Classic with the K-Lite codec installed does work with PLS format but still requires the appropriate MIME or file extension associations.
The format is essentially that of an INI file structured as follows:
- [playlist] : This tag indicates that it is a Playlist File
Assuming track entry #X
- FileX : Variable defining location of stream.
- TitleX : Defines track title.
- LengthX : Length in seconds of track. Value of -1 indicates indefinite.
- NumberOfEntries : This variable indicates the number of tracks
- Version : Playlist version. Currently only a value of 2 is valid.
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