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by vroom (Pope)
on Jan 06, 2000 at 23:46 UTC ( #1819=sourcecodesection: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Winamp random m3u
on Mar 08, 2002 at 15:23 UTC
by OzzyOsbourne
Creates a random playlist of the number of songs that you input. Edit a the $dir1 and $out vars.
Create a playlist for
on Dec 31, 2001 at 06:50 UTC
by gav^
I was fed up of not having a playlist in each directory of mp3s, mainly as I'm lazy and just want to click on the .m3u file :) I also had a stack of playlists that had full paths which broke things when I moved stuff around.

This script with create a playlist in each directory that contains mp3s, nothing else exciting.

M3U Playlist Generator
on Dec 17, 2001 at 09:56 UTC
by xunker

Short Desciption: Produces an .M3U style playlist from a specified path

More Detail: There have been a few other playlist makers posted, but I've given this one the moniker "better" because it's generates useful WinAMP-style .M3U playlists, not just a list of .mp3 files. It finds all MP3 files below a given path, and stores both the file path and the ID3 info (if availble; if not, it uses the filename) in the output M3U file.


  • get rid of the 'shortname' hash -- it works, it was easy, but it's a tacky hack.
  • check for ID3v2 tags ( didn't bother because this was written for my Mp3 collection that I ripped only with ID3v1 tags).
  • Check for the OS it's running on and use proper line terminator ("\n" or "\r\n") and proper directory separator ('/', '\' or ':') accordingly.

This was written for my in-car MP3 player/computer, so when I download new music to it, one double-click will refresh/rebuilt/sort the default playlist, adding the new music just downloaded. Before I did this I had to open the direcotry in WinAMP, sort it and save it. That's a pain with a screen that's a mere 2.2 inches diagonal.

It's not too optimized, but it can still process an archive of 1,300 files in about 1 minute (Pentium 133, 32 Meg, Win2k Pro).

Requires MP3::Info to be installed.

on May 17, 2001 at 22:30 UTC
by strredwolf
I got tired of other scripts/etc which took info from CDDB and failed to rip a CD into MP3's. So I wrote up my own scripts! The first one (wscd2wav) gets the CDDB info, uses cdparanoia, and puts the .wav into it's own directory, setting a symlink for each one. The second one (scan4wav2mp3) looks for the symlinks, reads where the .wav is, and uses lame on the .wav. So far it's working very well.

To use, open up two xterms (or use splitvt or screen) and change into the directory you want the MP3's to go to in both. Run wscd2wav in the first, scan4wav2mp3 in the second.

WolfSkunk ShoutForward
on Mar 23, 2001 at 04:28 UTC
by strredwolf
Crude script which takes a MP3 from a site, downsamples, and reshouts it out to an Icecast server. It'll also work with a Shoutcast server, if you shout to the next port up.

Needs MPG123 and LAME. Contact me if you want to know more about Wolfox Radio.

eXpanium file converter
on Feb 19, 2001 at 13:16 UTC
by C-Keen
This is a fast hack I wrote for converting my mp3 files to dos 8.3 format. This is how my eXpanium mp3 player wants them. Since mkisofs does not preserve the .mp3 extension this hack is necessary. Enjoy! P.S.: Please have mercy with this piece of code since it is my first attempt in perl :-) Suggestions, comments, encouragements... are welcome.


This new version includes a recovery feature and many bug fixes. I have also included some code from the suggestions. Thanks to ervey body who helped me with that. P.P.S: Yes I know the file shortening process could still be more flexible with the files it gets but I will get it done sooner or later :-)

mp3 organizer
on Jan 31, 2001 at 00:27 UTC
by sacked
This script reads in a list of mp3s (assumed to be in one directory) and organizes them into directories by artist/album. It first attempts to use the id3 tag, but if one is not found, it falls back to parsing the filename for the artist name. I use this script every so often because I download all my mp3s to one directory, and it gets cluttered quickly. The script doesn't have the desired results, however, if mp3s without id3 tags have a hyphen in the filename, but don't have the artist first (e.g., "ice ice baby - vanilla ice.mp3").

This is my first post, please feel free to offer comments/criticism. Thanks!

Update: I removed the system calls to /bin/mv and replaced them with calls to rename, after a tip from salvadors.
on Dec 31, 2000 at 10:50 UTC
by crazyinsomniac
I was talkin' w/my dad, about when he was in the army and stuff, and he got to talkin' how he was great w/radio/morse and that type stuff, so i made this script that translates between morse and text and 'sounds' it out. It has a bunch of options and pod ;)
MP3 Playlist generator
on Jul 06, 2000 at 06:25 UTC
by Viking
This generates MP3 playlists from a given directory. It handles sub directories too. Useful for mpg123 or xmms.
MP3 Album collector / list creator
on May 29, 2000 at 18:03 UTC
by Corion
A (quite versatile) program to categorize a directory of mp3 files into albums and to create (HTML-) lists for each album
MP3 to CD Audio
on Jan 06, 2000 at 01:48 UTC
by vroom
This is a script that I wrote to burn mp3s onto audio cd. You can also use a data mode if you just want to move the data to CD
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