Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: .LNK FILES IN ROCKBOX - an other approach
Re: .LNK FILES IN ROCKBOX - an other approach
From: Ray Lambert <listlizard_at_interthingy.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 23:07:37 -0500
>... but I don't know if you can call an M3U file from within another
>M3U file? That'd be ideal though, especially for external players like
>WinAmp or XMMS or whatever plays your music on your OS when the jukebox
>is plugged in. ...
I don't believe M3U supports this, but I've been thinking about
implementing some M3U extensions like this. Some ideas are:
- an "include" directive to suck-in other play lists
- the ability to name a sub-directory instead of having to iterate all
the separate MP3s
- embedded commands such as "play in shuffle mode" (perhaps anything
that can be in a config file)
- commands that populate the play list by querying the song DB or use
regexp's to match songs on the disk (by filename or, possibly, by ID3 tag)
- I'm sure there are plenty more ideas...
Of course, these would be rockbox-specific and "extended M3Us" would not
function with other SW.
So it would probably be better to create a new Rockbox-specific play
list format for these kinds of features. (How about .RX for an
extension: .RX, the prescription for all your ills... ;) okay, sorry,
too goofy... :)
Unfortunately, you still wouldn't be able to use these files with other
SW. One way to help deal with that might be to provide a .rock to
export a Rockbox play list to M3U format (to the extent possible). At a
minimum this would generate an M3U that includes all the songs that are
referenced (directly or indirectly) in the Rockbox play list.
Does this sound useful?
Received on 2005-12-06