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Registered: ‎01-03-2015

Re: HOWTO: Creating m3u Playlists using easyTAG on Linux

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I was bought the COWON X9 for Christmas and I have to say I am very impressed.

 

I have all my music on the memory card of the player. When you plug in the device it is mounted as a hard drive when you choose '....sync' option. In EasyTagI choose the root of the device (in my case the memory card which will be mounted via the COWON X9). Instead of making and editing a playlist from the whole list (I have not manged to work out how to choose tracks across directories) I choose Find and search for Genre (e.g. Rock) by searching in the TAG (untick filename and tick 'in Tag'). Then select all, close Find and then 'Create Playlist'. This is not perfect as this will pick up the word 'Rock' anywhere in the Tags (ie. Album name).

 

NOTE: Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

SanDisk Guru
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Re: HOWTO: Creating m3u Playlists using easyTAG on Linux

NOTE: This is a SANDISK forum, not COWON.

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Registered: ‎01-03-2015

Re: HOWTO: Creating m3u Playlists using easyTAG on Linux

Just a thought you could add something to the Comment Tag of each song you like, e.g. FAV-ROCK FAV-DRIVE FAV-PARTY or more than one, then do the search 'in Tag' with case sensitive so the search will only choose these. You can do multiple searches.

 

The other way is to make a playlist of all music from its root, e.g. Music. Then 'grep' out what you want into a separate file (make sure you have the #EXTM3U line at the top.

 

Example my-rock.m3u

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:296,01. Walk On Water.mp3
Music\Aerosmith\Big Ones\01. Walk On Water.mp3
#EXTINF:322,02. Love In An Elevator.mp3
Music\Aerosmith\Big Ones\02. Love In An Elevator.mp3
...
#EXTINF:308,14. Angel.mp3
Music\Aerosmith\Big Ones\14. Angel.mp3
#EXTINF:381,15. Livin' On The Edge.mp3
Music\Aerosmith\Big Ones\15. Livin' On The Edge.mp3

 

The format is #EXTINF:nnn,title.mps followed on the next line with full path. The nnn is the length of the track in seconds.

 

You could cat my-rock.m3u |  grep "Angel.mp3' >> Drive-List.m3u and so on....

 

It would be nice to do cat my-rock.m3u | grep "Aerosmith" | grep "Angel.mp3" .....etc, to ensure you get the right song by the right artist but you would not get the #EXINF lines.

 

From looking around the web you apparently may not need the #EXT.... lines so a simple list of all the full paths to your chosen tracks in a file ending .M3U might work with you MP3 player. I suggest you experiment.

 

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Registered: ‎01-03-2015

Re: HOWTO: Creating m3u Playlists using easyTAG on Linux


@Tapeworm wrote:

NOTE: This is a SANDISK forum, not COWON.


 

Sorry... I was only mentioning what I had.... I was hoping the suggestion would work for all.