New M3U Playlist Feature Suggestions


#1

Hello!

I have just downloaded and tried out your fabulous mp3tag program.

There are 2 rather simple new features I might recommend you consider adding in a new version of mp3tag that would make your fine program even better:

  1. The ability to prefix user selected text before each filename when creating any playlist. This is a "must have" feature for anyone who is making M3U file playlist for Internet or Network streaming of their audio files. Example: User can add http://www.domain.name/mp3dir/ inserted in front of every filename in the playlist that mp3tag generates. That way a M3U playlist can reside on one site (URL) or on a PC and pull the MP3 files off a web server or network or share drive.

Having the ability to change the URL/prefix for M3U playlist files mp3tag creates would be a feature that no other playlist generating program I have found currently has. Anyone, like myself, who runs an Internet streaming radio station using M3U files will greatly appreciate your program's ability to allow the user to set the optional default playlist URL/prefix in preferences (or as an option in the window) when a playlist is created.

  1. Would you kindly consider adding a random playlist "shuffle" option when creating/exporting the playlist. I generate M3U files to program my radio station and need the files to playback in a random order with each song only playing once in the playlist (sort of like a Shuffle feature that can be toggled on when creating the playlist). I make many playlists to program my streaming audios so having the ability to make random playlists "on demand" with mp3tag would be a great asset. Also many people like to play their songs in a random/shuffle format.

If you could add both of these features, it would marvelous.The many streaming Internet radio station operators will really appreciate you and your fine program. It would sure beat inserting http:// URL prefixes by hand to M3U files and manually ordering playlists to simulate different random playlist order.

Thanks so much for considering my request!

Regards,

Adam Woeger


#2

Adam,

1.) this is possible via Mp3tag's Export feature. There is currently no configuration for M3U files in the archive, but I think you'll get the idea after looking at the other configurations. There is also a help topic on export configurations.

2.) Just click on the first column of Mp3tag's file view (the column with the icons) to randomize the order of the files. After that, simply export the list without specifying a field in the $loop-command.

Here is a (non-tested) example, but I think this will work: $filename(random_playlist.m3u)#EXTM3U

$loop()#EXTINF:%_length_seconds%,%artist% - %album%
http://url.com/$replace(%_filename_ext%, ,'%'20)
$loopend()

Please don't send me emails with the same questions you're asking on the forums!

Regards,
~ Florian


#3

No problem. Thanks. I sent you the E-mail before I discovered the support forum.


#4
QUOTE (Florian @ Apr 16 2005, 02:09 AM)
Here is a (non-tested) example, but I think this will work: $filename(random_playlist.m3u)#EXTM3U
$loop()#EXTINF:%_length_seconds%,%artist% - %album%
http://url.com/$replace(%_filename_ext%, ,'%'20)
$loopend()
<{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Florian,

I appreciate this Export code so much! It worked and now I have the solution to both my problems that I have been longing to solve for so long!

A donation is being sent to you right now for all your hard work on mp3tag.

Regards,

Adam


#5

Adam,

I'm glad, that everything works like expected :slight_smile:

Also thank you very much for your donation! Your help is really appreciated!

Best regards,
~ Florian