Re: Export M3U/Playlists for Child Nodes 2.8 (2009-08-25)[MM2+3]
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:17 pm
Maybe I was thrown off because the description still lists 2.7.2.
The Music Manager for Serious Collectors
Oh, I see. I didn't update the version number in the header of the html page. However, it was mentioned in the What is new section.nynaevelan wrote:Maybe I was thrown off because the description still lists 2.7.2.
ZvezdanD wrote:There is a new update of the script which has added option that you need: v2.8 - 2009-08-25osairis wrote:I have tried using d:\ as the save location and it works better but the playlists are not being stored in the folder but the level above.
- Added: option to save .m3u files in child folders, i.e. one level more in depth (until now they are saved to parent folders only).
By the way, most probably you should turn off the Export the playlist for the selected node as well option.
Yes, of course.markstuartwalker wrote:Can I post a few functionality requests please?
I suggest you to install the Magic Nodes script. Then you could create a node which would display only artists which have 5 or more tracks. You could use the following mask:markstuartwalker wrote:1. I use the script to create 'Artist specific' playlists ie I use it on the Library\Artist node and create a playlist per artist. However, I have many artists with only a few tracks each. I would like to be able to set a threshold so that a playlist is created only if the artist has (say) more than 5 tracks. (in the code around "If oVisTracks.Count > 5 Then" would be about right)
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Artists with 5 or more tracks|Child of:Artist\<Artist|Min tracks:5>\<Album>
Could you give me some more specific why you need this and what are those differences between settings?markstuartwalker wrote:2. I use the script for the creation of artist specific playlists, to backup my more general playlists to m3u files and other adhoc housekeeping. I need to set the Options page slightly differently for each of these. Could the options values be saved as a named profile? When you have more than one profile the invocation of the script will prompt the user to select the necessary profile?
It could slow down the execution of the script since I don't know in advance how many sub-nodes are contained in some parent node and I would need to check that with some kind of loop for each and every node. Actually, there are already two progress bars - one is a "master" for the first level of nodes and the second one is displayed if you have some playlist with too much tracks. Anyway, I will think what I can do to improve this. Thanks for suggestions.markstuartwalker wrote:3. Sometimes the script iterates through 100's of nodes. I would like to see a master progress bar that shows the overall progress as well as the progress bar showing the progress for each node. It would be possible to terminate the master progress much more easily if this were the case.
The version of Magic Nodes which has a support for playlists is finished just recently, so it has some limitations. I will try to enable sub-nodes with Magic nodes inside of the Playlists branch. In meantime you could use a combination of those two scripts as you already did.markstuartwalker wrote:By putting the magic node item inside the playlists folder it was a perfect solution except for the limitation that I can't have sub-nodes which killed it stone dead
That is good news. If the sub-nodes can be made to work properly then the 'playlist' can become part of my auto-sync list. Indeal!ZvezdanD wrote:The version of Magic Nodes which has a support for playlists is finished just recently, so it has some limitations. I will try to enable sub-nodes with Magic nodes inside of the Playlists branch. In meantime you could use a combination of those two scripts as you already did.markstuartwalker wrote:By putting the magic node item inside the playlists folder it was a perfect solution except for the limitation that I can't have sub-nodes which killed it stone dead
Sorry, but I think it could complicate things unnecessary. I though it should be measured by hours, but implemented minutes just to be sure. I am wondering why anybody could want to export m3u files so often.jewell080 wrote:could you maby make it do it more often say 30 secs instead of 1 min as i need it to update faster
I cannot see this option. What's its label, please?ZvezdanD wrote:v2.0 - 2009-02-12
- Added: possibility to create playlists in the Playlists node in similar way as export of .m3u files.
Beside of the relative paths method, I think you could use the option "Replace folders in a .m3u file" c: "with" i:.tableguy wrote:When I do this it creates the files with the wrong path.