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Subject: Re: playlist ideas

Re: playlist ideas

From: <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:57:12 -0400

That gives me an idea... How about nested playlists?

You could have one global/master playlist which loads other playlists for
each directory/block/whatever. This would cut down considerably on the
memory requirements for loading playlists, we'd only have one HDD spinup
when changing playlists, and it would make adding new songs to the playlist
much easier.

This would require an adaptation to the m3u format to support, but it might
be worthwhile. Or we could make the global list a proprietary format and
just load m3u's from there...


                    Charlie Stross
                    <charlie_at_antipop To:
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On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 10:58:56AM -0400, wrote:
> 3 - Regardless of playlists, one of the most frustrating things about
> playback with the Archos is the lack of directory-crawling when playing
> back w/o a playlist. Fixing this would be a great boon, I think. Just
> simple sequential directory traversal would be heavenly...

While waiting for rockbox, here's a fun little toy. Mount your jukebox
somewhere like /mnt/jukebox, cd to /mnt/jukebox, then run this shell
script. For each directory in the jukebox's root it'll build an m3u
playlist of the contents. If, like me, you have a directory per artist
and then subbdirectories for each album, this'll give you per-artist


for foo in $( find $JUKE -maxdepth 1 -type d -print)
  echo processing $foo
  NAME=$(basename $foo)
  cd $foo
  find . -type f -name '*.mp3' -print > $foo/$NAME.m3u
  cd $base
///END CODE///

-- Charlie
Received on 2002-04-23

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