Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Generating playlists
From: Johan Vromans <jvromans_at_squirrel.nl>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:56:26 +0200 (CEST)
I often create shuffled playlists of big collections of albums, for
convenience playing while in the car, and so on. This is particularly
handy in combinations with Bookmarks -- I have several of these big
playlists and I can select which one to resume.
I created a little tool to automatically create the playlists.
'playlist.pl' (a Perl program) takes a list of directories that
contain mp3 files, gathers the mp3 files from these directories, and
creates a shuffled playlist that you can copy to your Rockbox.
The program should work on Windows as well, although I have not been
able to verify this.
For example, assume the following disk lay-out on the Rockbox:
perl playlist.pl -v /music/*/* > playlist.m3u
=> Playlist contains 450 tracks from 39 directories
If you have a copy of all music files on the hard disk of your PC
(like I have), you can prepare playlists off-line. All my Rockbox
files reside in a directory /sp3/Player.
perl playlist.pl --strip /sp3/Player /sp3/Player/music/*/* > playlist.m3u
This is like the above example, but also strips a leading
"/sp3/Player" from all entries, so they reflect the files on the
Rockbox (i.e, starting with "/music").
You can also manually create a list of files and directories, and feed
them to the standard input:
perl playlist.pl < filelist.dat > playlist.m3u
Enjoy your rocking box,
Received on 2004-03-29