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Subject: Re: creating m3u files

Re: creating m3u files

From: Michael Muller <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:58:52 -0400

As it turns out, I can create playlists using Rockbox v2.2. I wanted to have one in every folder, but I'm satisfied with having just a few in my wider genre folders, and playing back in shuffle mode.

The script that was posted was very similar to mine. I'll look for it, but I believe it'll have the same issues.



-----Original message-----
From: Brian Wolven
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:39:43 -0400
Subject: Re: creating m3u files

> Michael Muller wrote:
> > I'm having trouble creating m3u files. I'd like to have one in every folder, listing every mp3 file in each folder's sub-folders.
> >
> > I've got the dos command line below, but upon running it adds a '1' before the '>' character, rendering the line syntactically incorrect, producing an error, and no m3u files.
> >
> > for /r %a in (.) do dir /b /s %a\*.mp3 |sort >%a\this.m3u
> >
> > ... produces an output line such as this...
> >
> > dir /b /s e:\_My Music\_Zappa\YCDTOSA 2\.\*.mp3 | sort 1>E:\_My Music\_Zappa\YCDTOSA 2\.\this.m3u
> >
> > (note the '1>' before the m3u filename, which produces the error).
> >
> > Has anyone else had this problem? It's driving me nuts. If I take out the |sort it doesn't change the error, so it must be something else. The HELP FOR docs say the following:
> >
> > FOR /R [[drive:]path] %variable IN (set) DO command [command-parameters]
> >
> > Walks the directory tree rooted at [drive:]path, executing the FOR
> > statement in each directory of the tree. If no directory
> > specification is specified after /R then the current directory is
> > assumed. If set is just a single period (.) character then it
> > will just enumerate the directory tree.
> >
> > When it says it will 'enumerate the directory tree' that makes me think of numbers, and I see that the number 1 is what's being injected into my result set. Anyone have any ideas or advice?
> I thought someone had posted their DOS commands for playlist creation a while
> back. Did you look in the archive, by chance? If the DOS approach turns out to
> be a real pain, I have vbscripts that do this; I can post them on the web if
> you're interested.
> _______________________________________________

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