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Subject: RE: using excel to manage mp3's
From: Elliott, Tim (Tim.Elliott_at_ips-sendero.com)
Date: 2004-04-13


I have been working on a VB program that goes through an entire drive
and dumps all filenames along with stuff like short names, file sizes
and file dates to an access database.
It wouldn't take much to add a tagging or renaming ability to it.

My plans were to use it to organize all the different files I have, not
just MP3s. I already want syncing ability and tagging sounds nice too.

If anyone wants it just let me know.
I don't really want to release the source code for it, but I will be
glad to support it and make any changes for it that I can. All for free
and no nag screens either.
Just don't expect changes to come along very quickly.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jürgen Hestermann [mailto:juergen.hestermann_at_gmx.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 3:02 PM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: using excel to manage mp3's
>
>
> >>> I just spent an entire day exporting my mp3's to Excel,
> deciding what of my
> >>> 50gig collection i wanted on my jukebox and then figuring
> out how to use vis
> >>> basic to copy the files.
> >>> Anyone got a better way?
> >> I am not quite sure what task exactly you want to perform
> but for file management
> >> nothing beats Ztree (www.ztree.com), especially,
> >> if you did know already its predecessor Xtree on DOS.
> > Begware. Forgetaboutit!!!
>
> It's worth every cent! You can try it for 30 days.
>
> I don't know any other program that can handle millions of
> file (names) in such an
> easy way. But, of course, beside it is shareware you also
> will have a learning curve
> if you are not used to Xtree from DOS times.
>
> I can log a whole drive (no matter how large) just by typing
> an asterisk (*) while
> on the root of this drive. This also works on every other
> directory and will log the
> whole branch downwards. A 'B' (for [b]ranch) shows all files
> in all these subdirectories
> in one flat list. You can tag each file (or a bunch of
> files), go back to tree view, go to
> another directory, tag other files and so on. These tags are
> not lost when moving to
> other directories, they are persistent. A simple Ctrl+G
> brings up a list of *all* tagged
> files which you can then copy/move/delete/rename or whatever.
>
> I can rename all files of my whole archos in one step
> (search_and_replace, add
> sequential numbers, remove characters) even in one step when
> copying/moving.
>
> I can't live without it.
> The most powerful file manager I ever saw.
>
> Jürgen.
>
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