Author Topic: Fix Playlist?  (Read 3910 times)

Philidor11

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Fix Playlist?
« on: 11 Jul '03 - 01:22 »
This is probably more appropriate to a playlist manager than a player, but if you don't mind my asking...
How difficult would it be to have the playlist search for a file that isn't where it was?  Currently, XMPlay draws a red line through a missing file.
Problem is, having a lot of files, I sometimes reorganize them.  This means I have to throw out my playlists and start again.
I've been searching for software for a long time that will look for a file with the same name on the hard drive and correct the playlist.  I did find one, a difficult to use set of scripts for DOS which would locate missing files, even correct for minor title changes (like Vivaldi- to Vivaldi -).  But that site seems to have disappeared.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Ralesk

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Re: Fix Playlist?
« Reply #1 on: 12 Jul '03 - 02:56 »
Thanks for suggesting, this one has been bothering me too.

It would be cool to have perhaps a separate pls editor do this, even featured with some disk-rearranging capabilities (move, rename, etc.).

Pike84

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Re: Fix Playlist?
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jul '03 - 15:38 »
Hmm.. Nice ideas. Remember though, that you can move, rename and stuff in 'add files' dialog anyway :).

Ralesk

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Re: Fix Playlist?
« Reply #3 on: 17 Jul '03 - 19:10 »
I usually don't feel the need of rearranging my files the moment I'm adding them, but it might happen that a couple months later I just mess with my directories and files and then I get a big amount of redlines.

Pike84

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Re: Fix Playlist?
« Reply #4 on: 18 Jul '03 - 18:19 »
Yeah, I've experienced that quite a lot myself. In a big playlist, it'd be nice to know all the tracks are "alive" (as opposed to being "dead" :P) by default :).