TL; DR: I messed up 8 playlists that has hundreds (maybe a couple thousand for 3 of them) of entries, by adding hundreds of entries instead of a few. How can I export the playlists, edit them and then re import them so they take the place of the messed up playlists?
I made a mistake and screwed up playlists, most of which are not mine but my remote users'. A few of these playlists have thousands of entries, mostly TV episodes, so re-creating them is not an option and they have been modified in Emby enough that their content is unique from the originally imported Plex playlists.Yesterday I added all episodes of shows, instead of just a couple episodes, to at least 8 playlists.
The web interface, the mobile interface and the Emby Theater interfaces are, I'm sorry, terrible for this. It will take me days and full carpal tunnel surgery to remove all the wrong entries using those interfaces. I'm new to Emby but I get it, these kinds of issues are low priority. I accept that but I need help working around this limitation. I think exporting the lists and then editing them, then re-imporitng them seems like the best way forward but maybe there is a better way?
If not, the playlist xml files in my Emby data folder have not been updated since they were first imported from Plex and the data in the XML and the data in Emby are not even close to the same anymore. So how do I export my existing playlists? Then how do I re-import them once I've finished editing them so they take the place of the messed up playlists?
Thanks, my parents are freaking out. Playlists are how they watch things through more than 2 decades of Meedio, MedaiPortal, MCE, SageTV, etc and I really screwed up their main TV one.