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Author Topic: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker  (Read 3093 times)

stisev

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REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:02:57 PM »
Hey skwire,
I was the original requester of s_playlistmaker. I think you'll be happy to know I use this software on a WEEKLY basis and has remained the standard on all my computers.

I have run into a snag and I hope you can help me.  I am building a PC Karaoke setup using OGG+CDG (converted my MP3s>OGG) files.  I use Winamp +CDG plugin to play them.  Each file will be zipped (.ZIP) format to save 30-40% of space.

For example:
5 Help Me Make It.cdg
5 Help Me Make It.ogg

>>zipped>>
5 Help Me Make It.zip


My request for s_playlistmaker which I hope you can implement easily. Can you add ZIP and RAR support to the creation of playlists?  I want to be able to add files to my karaoke songs folder (all zip files), drag it into s_playlistmaker, and product a m3u or m3u8 (with zip files' names) and subsequently  drag this file into Winamp +CDG plugin.

There is a way I can do this already, but holy crap it's a royal PITA (involves WinRAR, spinzip and about hours worth of time just to create 1 playlist)


Please please please tell me you can/are willing to do this! :D

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 06:02:31 PM »
So, given your above example, how would the playlist file look?

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 06:04:40 PM »
I made a m3u file from s_playlistmaker and replaced .mp3 with .zip

Example:
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing .zip
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth.zip

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 06:16:55 PM »
Basically, all I would need to do is just allow a .zip file to be matched (along with all the audio-related extensions I already match), eh?  If so, sure, I can easily add this.

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 07:20:20 PM »
Yes. It should be option in the dropdown box for ZIP files or RAR files. 

Just to clarify, it would NOT be BOTH mp3 and zip. The file would only contain .zip entries if that option is chosen. 

yay skywire! Thanks so much. This will be a great help for me.  Let me know if I can do anything to help you.

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 10:36:17 PM »
Please give this a test and let me know if it works how you like.  Thank you.

Website | Download
v1.0.1 - 2013-07-19
    + Added option to only match ZIP or RAR files when making a playlist.  (Thanks, stisev)
    + Added OPUS files to list of audio file extensions that are matched.
    + Added two new UTF-8 write options:
        1) .m3u, write UTF-8 (without BOM)
        2) .m3u8, write UTF-8 (without BOM)

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 10:50:03 PM »
Wow thanks so much skwire!! You are so amazingly awesome!

The first time I used it, the program included mp3 files that were in the same directory as the ZIP files despite the option being checked to exclude. I cannot replicate it anymore after the first time it happened.
 
This is precisely what I wanted and will save me so much time and will be very useful for the karaoke community.  thanks again sooooo much!!!

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 10:55:56 PM »
The first time I used it, the program included mp3 files that were in the same directory as the ZIP files despite the option being checked to exclude. I cannot replicate it anymore after the first time it happened.

Hmmm...well, if you ever can reproduce it, let me know and I'll fix it.


This is precisely what I wanted and will save me so much time and will be very useful for the karaoke community.  thanks again sooooo much!!!

You're welcome.  Happy to help.   :D

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Re: REQUEST: Add ZIP/RAR functionality to s_playlistmaker
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 10:56:57 PM »
It's just amazing that I can have this program made and then altered for a very specific need. Just amazing. Love this forum.  Times are tough right now, but when I get a job again and get back on my feet, donations are coming.