View Full Version : How to get list of ratings of all presets?
11th February 2004, 23:39
Is is possible somehow to generate a list of all Milkdrop presets with their ratings? When playing aroung with the program, I have accidentally set some of them to zero, but don't remember which ones, since the profile wasn't locked. :cry:
So instead of having to load each profile one by one and check its rating (as the doc suggests), I'd like to have an overwiew list and then load only those I set to zero.
Thanks for any info,
14th February 2004, 01:56
As far as I know, no program or system exists do what you describe.
There is a way you can do it though
use windows' search function to search your plugin folder for files containing the text:
You should get a list of the presets with a rating of 0
11th March 2004, 04:22
yea, Then cut all those with the rating of 0 to a different folder where you can go through them seperately.
This is a good idea since I didn;t make a Favorites folder, but instead just made the presets rating either 5 or 0. The problem is that My preset folder is huge, with most the files in it set to 0. So no reason to have all the 0 files even there. This way I can turn preset ratings off with only my favorites in the folder.
First I would open up the .milk file "preset" with word pad, so that the search can read the file. Might not have to though.
..ok, I tied this and it din't work, I tried openin the files first in wordpad and notepad. Maybe somthing to do with them being .milk files? Any way that I can rename all file extensions to .txt?
16th March 2004, 19:03
Ok. I figured part of it out.
You need to change the .milk files to .rtf . Then, you can search for keywords within the files such as; frating=5.00000, frating=0.000000, etc.
This works nice for orginizing presets. You could delete them as you go, but it makes for a pain in the neck since you would have to follow the presets in alphebetical order and it makes watching the presets more of a job than fun.
This way you can filter whenever you want. If a preset catches your eye you can simply reach over and turn the rating to 5,. or to 0,
If you want to make a folder with ONLY your favorite presets in it, You can do a search for frating=5.00000
But the presets can't be in .milk format. Iv'e been using .rtf
The only problem that I have with all this is, I don't know of a simple way to change all the files' extensions in a folder at one time.
I tried renaming all the files at once, But it only changes the 1st file's extension and even if it did work, I still lose all the original names of the presets.
What did work, was a macro that I made with my joystick, Where I bind a bunch of keys to one button.
Mine was; "downarrow,alt,f,m,rightarrow,backspace(4x),rtf,enter,enter" then make this continue until I hit key again.
This seemed to work alright, It takes about 10 minutes for it to rename about 5 thousand files from .milk to .rtf Then 5 seconds to search for whatever rating you want, Then another 5 minutes to turn your favorite presets back to .milk.
But there HAS to be an easier way to do this. Any one know how?
17th March 2004, 05:33
I was going to tell you that you're a fool, and that you shouldn't need to change the file extension
But then I tried it myself, and it seems that you're right.
No doubt, it has something to with the 4-letter file extension, which is technically non-standard. I've no idea why windows' search function doesn't work for the .milk files. It's very odd.
Unfortunately, I don't have a better way to do it. If you really wanted, you could look around for a batch-renaming utility (or if you're enterprising, write a simple one yourself), but I daresay it would take approximately the same amount of time as the system you already have
18th March 2004, 04:27
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