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Herczog Pascal-QPVB68
2007-02-06, 04:31
I'd like to re-organise my music folders to make them easier to navigate
via the remote control, but this will break all my playlists (.m3u
files) that have pathnames pointing to the files where they are now.

Does anyone know of, or dare I ask, can write, a script that would take
a .m3u playlist, ask what top level folder it should find the music in,
and update the .m3u file?

It would also be cool to have a script that checks if any of the links
in a .m3u file are broken, in case I move files around and forget that
they are already referenced by a playlist.

Many thanks,
Pascal.

Secret Squirrel
2007-02-06, 06:25
Sidule has posted this link in several threads recently: http://www.joejaworski.com/m3u/. I downloaded and used on her recommendation, and it worked perfectly. However, I have had to tweak my playlists since then and used a regular editor for that task which would also worked with Find & Replace for the directories.

I have been curious since seeing a mention of dynamic plalists but have not pursued it as of yet.

HTH,

SS

Herczog Pascal-QPVB68
2007-02-07, 07:05
>Sidule has posted this link in several threads recently:
>http://www.joejaworski.com/m3u/. I downloaded and used on her
>recommendation, and it worked perfectly. However, I have had to tweak
>my playlists since then and used a regular editor for that task which
>would also worked with Find & Replace for the directories.

Hmmm - I tried that link but it doesn't seem to go anywhere. Backing up
a level gives a load of links about aqauriums....

I'm looking for a simple app into which to load a .m3u file to check if
all the links are correct, highlight any that are not. Can't really do
that from a text editor, nor easily fix the paths if the files have each
moved in different ways.

What playlist editors do people use that can fix this kind of stuff?

Thanks,
Pascal.

Secret Squirrel
2007-02-07, 08:56
Well, I noticed that the site was under construction. I can't say whether the author still wants to hand out his software. I could PM you the program it's small, but probably the best thing is to just use Notepad, WordPad, or some other editor. Find/Replace works just as well and you're even in a bit more control.

HTH & good luck

ss

Brian Ritchie
2007-02-07, 18:28
Well, I noticed that the site was under construction. I can't say whether the author still wants to hand out his software. I could PM you the program it's small, but probably the best thing is to just use Notepad, WordPad, or some other editor. Find/Replace works just as well and you're even in a bit more control.


I use the excellent PSPad text editor http://www.pspad.com to edit playlists by hand. When I re-rip things in a different format, PSPad's search-in-files facility is brilliant for finding all instances of an album in all my playlists, so I can quickly get to the ones that matter. It also supports regexp search/replace, so if I'm feeling brave I can have a go at automating the renaming (it's never as simple as ".mp3" --> ".flac", sigh).

Alternatively, I use MediaMonkey and visit each of my playlists in turn - "missing" tracks stand out like a sore thumb. Still use PSPad to fix them, though.

-- Brian

Siduhe
2007-02-08, 03:07
I spoke to the author of m3uconv recently - he's taken the program down for a reason, but is very happy for someone else to make it available (i.e. me !). Give me a day or so and I'll have a page for it.

Pascal, if you drop me a PM with an email address, I can send it straight to you.

Pascal Herczog
2007-02-28, 10:12
I previously asked if people had tools to correct pathnames in m3u
playlists (for example, after having re-organised my music directory,
making a simple search and replace not possible).

I thought I'd mention that I found DionaSS Audiologic to do exactly the
job I wanted. You point it at the root of your music, and so long as the
filenames remained the same, it will find them again. The rest are easy
enough to do via its manual update facility.

I was surprised how many entries had already become disconnected, where
I had not realised the files were referenced by a playlist as I was
merrily moving them around.

Hope it helps others.

Pascal.

orrinc
2007-02-28, 15:00
Pascal- where is that program?

Pascal Herczog
2007-03-01, 02:21
Just google for it, but here's the link I found

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/thorin92/dss/index.htm

Pascal