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Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists
From: Paul Robins (paul_at_randompc.com)
Date: 2003-01-05


Doing one in shell and one in VBS would probably be a better solution,
considering we're talking multiplatform.

Perl is included with a large number of nix distros, but unfortunately, not
with any windows that i've ever heard of.

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich" <rmarotti_at_thomasaquinas.edu>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 1:14 AM
Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

> The perl script sounds like an efficient solution, only i'm just a humble
> music addict and not a programmer, anyone know if such a script exists?
> Anyone want to write one?
>
> rich marotti
> "I'm a python of productivity."
>
>
> On Sat, 4 Jan 2003, Brian King wrote:
>
> > Why not just use relative directories in your playlists? Do the freeware
> > programs that people use to create playlists not have the ability to do
> > this? I agree that something like this should be configurable if it were
> > to be implemented because it is not a behavior I would want. One could
> > always write a short perl script that walked your mp3 directory
> > structure and converted all your playlists to use relative paths...
> >
> > -Brian
> >
> >
> >
> > Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> > > Rich wrote:
> > >
> > >> Forgive me if people have bitched about this already. Playlists
generated
> > >> by several programs on my computer (MMJB and a few other freeware
progs)
> > >> include path information eg: c:\music\artist\album\#at.mp3.
> > >
> > >
> > > Yes they do, and it is silly, forcing you to recreate the playlist
> > > whenever you move around the music directory.
> > >
> > > Personally, I find it really unnecessary for Rockbox to handle
playlist
> > > with an obviously wrong path to the files. How hard is it to create a
> > > playlist which reflects the true contents of the hard drive?
> > >
> > > On the other hand, it wouldn't be that hard for Rockbox to shorten the
> > > path and retry. This approach will introduce other interesting
problems,
> > > when it may find the wrong song (with the same name but in a different
> > > directory) if a file couldn't be found. I don't want this feature if
it
> > > isn't configurable.
> > >
> > > Takers?
> > >
> > > /Linus
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>



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