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Automated playlist generator......

Discussion in 'Audio' started by brad1102, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. brad1102

    brad1102 Guest

    I'm wondering if such a tool exists...I want a playlist generator that I can point at a folder (containing all my mp3 albums) and get it to automatically generate individual playlists based on the folder name of each album.

    DOES SUCH AN AMINAL EXIST?!?!? (or do I have to waste a portion of my life writing it?)

    Cheers!
     
  2. brad1102

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    Nevermind, wrote my own (not very patient)
     
  3. djscoop

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    TagScanner is pretty painless...
     
  4. brad1102

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    What does "tagscanner" do exactly?

    The .m3u playlist files are pretty straightforward, just an ASCII directory reference file.

    What would be great is a tag editor, if such a thing exists (something that accesses an online database for file names/naming conventions based on album/artist).

    Hmmm...don't think I'm capable of such a thing...
     
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    I just use tagscanner for creating playlists of all my albums in excel. If you want a good tag editor (that can access the cddb and automatically tag as well) Try Tag&Rename. They have newer versions out, but I have version 2.1.6, and love it. It is a sinch to use - very windows explorer like, and has tons of great features, like create tags from filenames, and vice versa. You can do batch jobs as well. A while ago I spent a good deal of time (and downloading) looking for a good tagger, and so far I haven't found one better.
     
  6. brad1102

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    Thanks for the info, works like a charm!
     
  7. brad1102

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    function reencode_mp3
    %%This is my solution to archiving, reencoding, and creating playlists for
    %%an entire MP3 collection, regardless of the size of the archive
    %%Routine assumes a 'Z:\mp3_archive/incoming\' and 'Z:\mp3_96kbps\' folder
    %%and that the great audio encoding utility 'lame.exe' is globally pathed
    %%Takes all tracks in 'Z:\mp3_archive/incoming\' and reencodes them at
    %%96Kbps, transfers them to 'Z:\mp3_archive/incoming\', using the archived
    %%folder naming convention, and creates a usable playlist for use on a
    %%portable MP3 player or Winamp (or similar universal player).
    %%Please note:
    %%Routine also requires modified subroutines 'rename_mp3' and
    %%'create_playlist2'
    %%Please forward any feedback or code requests to brad1102 @
    %%www.afterdawn.com or this thread
    cd Z:\mp3_archive\Incoming
    static1=('Z:\mp3_96kbps\');
    aaa=dir('*.*');
    for i=4:length(aaa);
    cd (aaa(i).name)
    %%List mp3 files in folder and recode them
    fold=(aaa(i).name);
    dfold=sprintf('%s%s\\',static1,fold);
    bbb=dir('*.mp3');
    for j=1:length(bbb);
    eval(sprintf('!lame -b 96 "%s" "%s_R"',bbb(j).name,bbb(j).name));
    end
    eval(sprintf('!mkdir "%s"',dfold));
    eval(sprintf('!xcopy /y *.mp3_R "%s"',dfold));
    eval(sprintf('!del /q *.mp3_R'));
    cd (dfold);
    %%All of the reencoded (96kbps) files have been transfered to
    %%'Z:\mp3_96kbps\' with a preceding _R and need to be renamed
    rename_mp3
    %%As an added touch, lets create a RIO CALI compatible playlist for the
    %%Album, shall we?
    create_playlist2
    %%Copy the newly created playlist to the root of 'Z:\mp3_96kbps\'
    eval(sprintf('!xcopy /y *.m3u "%s"',static1));
    %%Delete the one in the album folder
    eval(sprintf('!del /q *.m3u'));
    %%Get back to the root of the main archive for processing of the next
    %%Album
    cd Z:\mp3_archive\Incoming
    end




     

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