Sync playlist with network share

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Sync playlist with network share

Post by kl2n » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:50 pm


I'm trying to write a script to sync a playlist with files in a network share, the purpose of this is to wirelessly keep my smartphone updated and commit purchased songs to my MM library. I have the very basics working - connecting to the network share and recursively enumerating files, connecting to the playlist by name and enumerating files. My question is; does anyone have suggestions on how to compare files in a network directory against entries in the library? What I really want to do is read the ID tag of each network file and compare them to the library files but I cannot for the life of me find a way to read ID tags from a file through the script properties.

Here's what I have so far. Once I figure out how to get the properties of the network files I'll figure out how to do the comparison.

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Sub CopyToBlackBerry()
	dim strBBPath(1)
	strBBPath(0) = "\\BlackBerry\removable_sdcard\music"
	strBBPath(1) = "\\BlackBerry\media\music"
	for iPath = 0 to ubound(strBBPath)
		set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
		set oParentFolder = FSO.GetFolder(strBBPath(iPath))
	playlistTitle = "BlackBerry"
	set oPlayList = sdb.playlistbytitle(playlistTitle)
	set oTracks = oPlaylist.tracks
	for iTrack=0 to oTracks.count-1
		set cTrack = oTracks.item(iTrack)
			strPath = cTrack.path
			strLength = cTrack.songLength
			strTitle = cTrack.Title
			strArtist = cTrack.ArtistName
'		once I figure out how to compare, I'll write some comparison code
End Sub

Sub ShowSubFolders(objFolder)
  Set colFolders = objFolder.SubFolders
  For Each objSubFolder In colFolders
    Set colFiles = objSubFolder.Files
    For Each objFile In colFiles
'		this is where action should be taken on the file, call new sub
' 		need to figure out how to read the properties of a file on disk 
'		so that it can either be imported or skipped
		allFiles = allFiles & & chr(10)
End Sub
Last edited by Lowlander on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:58 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Sync playlist with network share

Post by Lowlander » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:00 pm

To have files added to the Library you can use the Folder Monitor (Gold Feature) in File > Add/Rescan Files. It can run on startup or while MediaMonkey is running to automatically pickup new files.

The Export/Create Playlists 4 Child Nodes Addon can do automatic Playlist exports: ... d+playlist
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

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