digip Posted March 7, 2007 Share Posted March 7, 2007 Ok, what I wanted to know is what custom batch scripts or tweaks have you created and use on a daily basis. I'll start by sharing one that I use almost daily and is probably the simplest of thigns to do but this just makes it that much easier. This batch file will create an M3U file for all the MP3's in a specific folder by right clicking on any mp3 in the foler and telling it to create the playlist. Quick and easy and it can even be modified to put ALL mp3's on your pc into one M3U file. Part one: dir *.mp3 /b /on > PLS.m3u Ok, that was about as dumb as a script can be, but that's just the first part. Save it somewhere on your drive, I put mine directly in the c drive as pls.bat Now, the next part is where we add it to a right click function to create the M3U playlist from any folder containing mp3s. Open any folder and goto TOOLS>FOLDER OPTIONS>FILE TYPES Scroll down until you see the mp3 extension. click it and then click ADVANCED (under win xp, I think you double click it on 98 an dbelow) Click NEW. Now type in "M3U List" or any description you want in the ACTION area. Under APPLICATION USED TO PERFORM THIS ACTION we point to our batch file. EX: C:pls.bat "%1" The %1 tells it to grab the file your going to be right-clicking on later on... Check DDE and in the APPLICATION box type m3u (anything works) and in the last box for TOPIC type System Click ok and go all all the way back out. Now, open anyfolder with mp3's in it. Right click on any mp3 file and you will notice a new menu item called "MP3 List". Click it. The batch file will create an m3u file with the playlist of all the mp3s in that folder, sorted by name. Double click the m3u and you default mp3 player will open the files in that folder. I know its cheasy but its just something to post to start this topic off. I want to see what you have created and use on a daily basis. Tweaks, batch scripts, etc. Things handy and simple that are for everyday use. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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