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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: amishfury on November 02, 2010, 11:49:44 AM

Title: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: amishfury on November 02, 2010, 11:49:44 AM
i find it much easier to just use my pc to edit and create playlists for rockbox

before i was using playlist creator 3 in windows but lately windows has been giving me troubles and i've had to use linux while trying to fix my windows problems

i've tried running playlist creator 3 in linux using wine and while it does run i can't access the settings to modify the extension filters or playlist formatting options

if anyone knows of any linux options that can create a rockbox compatible playlist file or a way to get pc3 running properly in wine please let me know
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: Yotto on November 02, 2010, 09:28:19 PM
I use "find," though if you want to base it on some tags inside the mp3s (like all jazz songs) you will have some troubles.

But to create a playlist of all songs, a simple:
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find . -name *.mp3 > mp3.m3uworks wonders.
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: amishfury on November 02, 2010, 09:57:10 PM
I use "find," though if you want to base it on some tags inside the mp3s (like all jazz songs) you will have some troubles.

But to create a playlist of all songs, a simple:
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find . -name *.mp3 > mp3.m3uworks wonders.

that's not going to work for me...
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: GodEater on November 03, 2010, 03:19:12 AM
Why not?
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: amishfury on November 03, 2010, 11:24:38 AM
because that's a quick and dirty solution that appears to only work for one format at a time... the majority of the files on my player are musepack but a few are vorbis or mp3

also i do occasionally like to create a specific playlist involving a lot of planning and careful track selection/placement in said playlist instead of just dumping everything in one big playlist and shuffling through that

http://www.oddgravity.com/app-opc.php   this is what i was using but as i mentioned... i can't access the settings so it is stuck on defaults which don't work with rockbox and omits .mpc from the extension filters
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: Yotto on November 03, 2010, 12:53:54 PM
find . -name *.mp3 > music.m3u
find . -name *.ogg >> mp3.m3u
find . -name *.whateverelse >> mp3.m3u
...etc
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: audio-i on November 03, 2010, 01:17:22 PM
http://amarok.kde.org/ ?
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: amishfury on November 03, 2010, 01:34:41 PM
found a workaround with manually modifying settings in the registry
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: Chronon on November 03, 2010, 07:04:28 PM
Any decent jukebox program should allow you to save playlists as M3U.
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: amishfury on November 03, 2010, 07:21:27 PM
but would they be compatible with rockbox?

the few native linux apps i tried pointed to /media/Sansa e280/Music/Artist/Album/01 - Title.blah  unless the playlist omitted the /media/Sansa e280 it wouldn't work
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: Chronon on November 03, 2010, 07:27:54 PM
Rockbox will strip directories from the left side of the path (base directories) looking for a match. 

I have a file, for example, at "/home/user/Music/Alice in Chains/Dirt/01 - Them Bones.mp3" on my PC.  Suppose this entry is written to a playlist.  If a file at "/Music/Alice in Chains/Dirt/01 - Them Bones.mp3" exists on my player then Rockbox will find it.
Title: Re: playlist creation/editing on linux
Post by: amishfury on November 03, 2010, 09:17:38 PM
i was not aware it would do that... oh well i got playlist creator to work anyway so no big deal