Old 26th August 2004, 08:42   #81
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All i want is for when I move or re-name a song, winamp automatically knows which song it was, and updates the entry both in the media library, and if it in the playlist, the entry in the playlist so that the song will play without having to be added again.
I would love this as well.
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Old 6th September 2004, 23:37   #82
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added 1:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread...threadid=189488

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Old 22nd September 2004, 00:38   #83
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Did this just die? Anything gonna come of this? Any solution would probably have to be from our resident coding gods, because winamp is basically not under development at this point in time.

I myself am for a hashing solution. It would just run the first time you added media to the ML (and any manual/scanned rescans). Any time I know I just moved a bunch of shit around on my drive, I hit rescan, and none of my playlists break and I dont lose any of my meta data (ratings, playcounts). The hash would be stored in the library itself NOT the file.
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Old 22nd September 2004, 02:07   #84
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sorry for quoting myself again, but now i hope the links will work again

Badrad: i'm sure this is not dead, just on hold...
The amount of posts linked here shows the importance of his issue.

As for the hashing thing, i'ts been discussed here before.

My hopes are with Joonas, the author of the dynamic library plugin.
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=179932 (i'm sure you know but i post the link for others who might read this)
He seemed to be intressed to work on this one after DL has finished, but for now i think he's too buzy with school to even finish DL. I'll be patiently waiting

Also i remember DrO said something about adding a browse option in the 'edit playlist entry' window, and somehow highlight invalid entries.

Eventualy someone will make something cool i think
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Old 22nd September 2004, 09:40   #85
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I wrote to Joonas to see if I could help him add a 'locate broken links' menu item to the playlist window. I don't want to start from the beginning so would rather add the feature to the framework of someone else's useful plug; and Dynamic Library seems like a very good choice to me.

The MFC library has a function (CFileFind) expressly for this task so implementing the feature would not be difficult. I have written an algorithm for it and it is onle 200 lines of code or so. You just let the user pre-specify a list of drive roots and then have the function recurse all the subfolders of those drives looking for matching filenames. On finding a match it adds the filepath to a linked list and then carries on. When it reaches the end of the scan it should present the user with a list of hits from which to select, if there is more than one.

Hashing would be even nicer but would require a laborious (run overnight) table building exercise. It would be even better still if it read the MP3 header and only did the hash on a selection of the audio frames so even if the user had changed the filename and/or ID tags the search would still work.
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Old 22nd September 2004, 10:20   #86
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Also i remember DrO said something about adding a browse option in the 'edit playlist entry' window, and somehow highlight invalid entries.
time has been a bit tight lately so i've not got the jtfe api implemented yet to do this but... i'm planning on this weekend to at least get the jtfe plugins available for this usage (since i need to update the colour highlighting code as well )

Just seen TCPost's post (been trying to type this at work for over an hour between things) and i was thinking before i went to post that some sort of autosearch option (since i've already code from an old project to do that quickly ) could be implemented easily with the browse option

so it's not forgotten, just time deprived

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Old 22nd September 2004, 11:42   #87
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even if the user had changed the filename and/or ID tags the search would still work.
That's the whole idee
Those changes in tittle are mostly minor , just a few characters, but it happens to me often.

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some sort of autosearch option (since i've already code from an old project to do that quickly ) could be implemented easily with the browse option
I love the idee, and if a auto search don't find a match we can still browse
I know your a buzy man DrO, but i have faith it will get all in there when the time is right
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Old 22nd September 2004, 18:56   #88
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Hashing would be even nicer but would require a laborious (run overnight) table building exercise.
I still think hashing would be the best - the only complaint people can come up with is that it would take longer. But you would only run it when you knew it was needed. Anyway I'm used to ML operations taking forever, I have over 120,000 files in my ML.

The only hard part I can think of is that the PL points to file paths, where all this hashing/tracking we are talking about would probably be done by the ML.
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Old 8th January 2005, 20:40   #89
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After a looooooong looooooong period of silence,
Good news is on the way...

1) On another topic someone informed us about this:
http://micro-source.ch/wwwerner/playlistrevisor.html
It works only for mp3's tho

2) I contacted the author of M3u playlisst checker (Howard Harvey) and he's working on an update or a re-writing of his plugin. As it looks now it might be there end of Januari. I will post a web address with a forum for feedback when i get it myself.
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Old 9th January 2005, 12:32   #90
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M3U Playlist Checker

Hey everyone its me howard harvey been working on an updated version of the m3u playlist checker that I wrote a fair old while ago. It will be a stand alone program because I dont really support winamp anymore what with them being bought out by aol plus you having to pay to use all of the features. I dont mind writing a program to solve people problems though.

The new version has these benifits:
- Will match files by similar names, so if you rename a file to something similar it will give you this as a possibility.
- Only rebuilds the database when you ask it to not everytime the program is run.
- No longer scans removable media (Floppy drives)
- Give you the option to manually patch files, this means locating a new entry yourself.
- Speed increases on checking + search routines.
- Option to save the list as a seperate file or overwrite the openned plist.

Should be a alpha release released before the end of the month. Will post a link when it is ready.
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Old 9th January 2005, 12:54   #91
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Re: M3U Playlist Checker

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It will be a stand alone program because I dont really support winamp anymore what with them being bought out by aol plus you having to pay to use all of the features.
just a bit of misinformation going on there, Winamp/Nullsoft has been owned by aol since 1999 and paying to use all of the features isn't true, you're only paying if you buy Winamp Pro to cover licensing costs so you can rip/burn at full speed.

and on other things, good luck with the dev on this

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Old 23rd January 2005, 01:43   #92
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While we're waiting for Howy_d's app/plugin, maybe some of you who've posted here might find this new plugin useful?

ml_plfix (a plugin to let you move files, yet preserve playlists)

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"This plugin will “fix” your playlists after you move files or rename files. It will also find (and optionally delete) identical files".


In it's current state, it's designed to only work with playlists stored in the Media Library (ie. the "winamp\plugins\ml\*.m3u" files).
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Old 23rd January 2005, 02:09   #93
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cool. thanks for the update
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Old 24th January 2005, 23:35   #94
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Hmm, I guess that no-one else is interested then?

I was rather hoping that more people would respond in the ml_plfix thread :/
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Old 25th January 2005, 00:59   #95
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if he could get it to update ml data w/o losing data, that would be superb too bad.

ive tested, and it does seem to work. the initial scan is very, very slow indeed as he implies.
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Old 25th January 2005, 08:36   #96
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I was rather hoping that more people would respond in the ml_plfix thread :/
I will, later
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I added my experience. I've just been busy.
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Old 29th May 2005, 18:08   #98
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any developments here???

just hoping

fingers crossed

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thanks all you code warriors and saints

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Old 29th May 2005, 18:20   #99
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chadfool: the ml_plfix got a good response (if that's applicable to you) otherwise there are work arounds with the Dynamic Library plugin..

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Also i remember DrO said something about adding a browse option in the 'edit playlist entry' window, and somehow highlight invalid entries.
DJ Egg has been running an early test version of this with the api i've finally imlpemented into jtfe for control over the colouring in the playlist (so all invalid entries can now effectively be seen at last though i need to give it some more speed love)

-daz
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Old 29th May 2005, 21:18   #100
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DJ Egg has been running an early test version of this with the api i've finally imlpemented into jtfe for control over the colouring in the playlist (so all invalid entries can now effectively be seen at last though i need to give it some more speed love)
-daz
Happy to hear that ,

also happy to see some people still reading this (old) threat.
Meanwhile i found some workarounds / plugins / stand alone proggy's to fix playlist, but for now the Dynamic Library plugin (tho it's not realy build for that) fits my needs the best.
Cheers to Joonas, (aplause)
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Old 8th June 2005, 20:50   #101
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Well, this appears to be a decent solution: http://micro-source.ch/wwwerner/playlistrevisor.html but I can't get it to actually write back a valid playlist. I set up the search folders, loaded winamp.m3u, it found the entries with missing files, searched and found good alternatives (same files, different folders now), right clicked and said Pick First Alternative found, hit Fix, and save as.. and...... nothing. When I reload it, it's the same file.

If that last part worked, this would be a decent solution. With a little cleaning up and possibly turned into a plugin, it would be perfect.

Anyone have any better luck?
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I tried that one also, couldn't get it to work propperly eather, and it doesn't work for .ogg , wma, flac, etc...

*sigh (still) under construction*
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Old 8th December 2005, 21:35   #103
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and the best solution is?

Ok.
What is the best solution to this main problem?
There are some... and the best is???
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Old 8th December 2005, 21:40   #104
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Actually I have been using that. I only have mp3s though..
and
it's VERY touchy. The way I have it set up, after I "select first match for missing files" or whatever it says, I hit FIX playlist... but then do NOT hit save. If I hit save, it seems to write the orignal back!
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Old 8th December 2005, 21:47   #105
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Joonas's Dynamic Library WinAmp plugin will now fix playlists.
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