Playlists from Directories


#1

Hi,

I loaded my directories (each represents different album),
now I would like mp3tag to make playlist for each separate directory.

How to accomplish that?,

I have already searched the forum. there was a post like that earlier.
the answer was use: "CTR+SHIFT+P".

Well - It creates the huge playlist for all files - not playlists in each individual directory.

What I need here is simple "FOR DUMMIES" step by step instruction.

Thanks,

Leslaw


#2

Hi Leslaw!

  1. Load some directory with subdirectories into Mp3Tag.
  2. Sort the list by filepath
  3. Press "CTR+SHIFT+P"
    4.++ Give a name for each playlist with album you've selected and press OK.
    Last. Enjoy

Regards
nickless


#3

yeah - finally I managed to accomplish that.

what I can say? I think (since I had 500 directories) the main issue was to hold "SHIFT" key long enough.

Because I tried about 10 times with about 30% success, 70% it has just created big file.

Just my way of thinking about it...

Also it doesn't handle well nested directories, for instance

well - I am using automatic renaming:

%_directory%\00 - %artist% - %album%.m3u

I have
\Directory_root\Directory_1\CD1
\Directory_root\Directory_1\CD2
then .m3u for CD1 and CD2 will be generated in "Directory_root"...

overall of course great!!!

les.


#4

Here is my suggestion for nested directory situations if you use the same naming convention on your folders. I make this the default in the Options.

D:\My Music\%artist% - %album% - %_bitrate%kbps\00 - %artist% - %album%.m3u

Of course you can change the variables to suit your situation. :slight_smile:


#5

For playlist name
%_folderpath%00 - %artist% - %album%.m3u
should be the best solution.

How long the Shift Key is pressed doesn't matter.


#6

Or you could just use this shell extension called Mp3ListShellEx

Just make sure after you install it the you go into your context menu, select "Create with Mp3ListShellEx > Customize" and then check the "Seperate list for each folder" on the first tab labeled "General".

You won't find a better application for making quick lists than this! :slight_smile: