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Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

From: Rich <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 17:14:25 -0800 (PST)

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
> >
> >
Received on 2003-01-05

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