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Subject: Re: Playlist creation

Re: Playlist creation

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 23:29:26 +0000

What is "for /R" ? Is this an XP extension?

>>Sorry, that is what I meant to say... Too many alcohol fuelled late nights
>>over xmas is my excuse...
>>I do have a command line random playlist generation routine, I just need to
>>work out how to recurse it thro the menu structure.
>>One option would be to copy and edit the windows script file that creates
>>the talkbox folder names, but I would like to work out how to do it in DOS -
>>just because it's given me so much trouble!
>I couldn't resist, so...
>This DOS line (in batch file format here, i.e., place it in a batch file
>and execute from there via CLI or drag-and-drop) will create a playlist of
>all mp3 files at or below the current directory level, with the playlist
>files located in the folders containing those songs. IOW, if you sort by
>genre/artist/album, then in each genre folder you'll have a playlist of
>all songs in that genre, in each artist folder you'll have a playlist of
>all songs by that artist, and in each album folder you'll get... yes, you
>saw it coming... a playlist of all songs in that album!
>FOR /R %1 %%i IN (.) DO DIR /b /s "%%i"\*.mp3 > "%%i"\Playlist.m3u
>If you want to actually type it yourself without running from a batch
>file, just change %%i to %i and I think that'll do it.

Received on 2004-12-30

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