dynamic playlist filenames?

dear guys,

I have an additional questions, is it possible to create dynamic names of the *.m3u playlists like:

%artists-%album%.m3u

Unfortunately that is not working, any ideas?
Or do I really have to set up a fixed name for these files?

Thanks and cheers!

Well, it should be (if at all):
%artist%-%album%.m3u

Still, it does not work as you have to set a string constant if you want to create a playlist with the built-in function.

Yet, you can create an export that outputs a text file in the format of a playlist. And for an export filename, it is allowed/possible to use variables.

Here is an example:
/t/13912/1

thank you very much ohrenkino!
that solved it! by the way, what you ment when saying "(if at all)"?

by the way one more question please :wink:
I have a common folder structure like that

artist1
__album1
____tracks
__album2
____tracks
__album3
____tracks
artist2
__album1
____tracks
artist3
__album1
____tracks
__album2
____tracks

Is it possible to drag the root (wehere all artist name folders are) to mp3tag and hit "save" so in each album folder will be created a %artist%-%album%.m3u?

I am a bit unsure if that works before I mess up my audio collection :slight_smile:

thx again!


Not quite - it is: "for each album folder will be created a ... m3u"...
The generated file can then be found in the current work directory.

Unless you enter a fully qualified path as filename for the export, e.g.:
e:\music\%artist%\%album%\%artist%-%album%.m3u

PS: the "if at all" was just a little reference to the invalid syntax of "%artists-%album%.m3u" - the field is called %artist%. Your example had an "s" too many and a "%" too few. But nevermind.

THANK YOU so much Ohrenkino, that helped a lot!
Cheers