Make playlists for all folders

March 27, 2009 at 13:13:17
Specs: Win XP Pro SP3, AMD XP 3500+/2GB
I want to make a playlist for every folder under my music folder. Is there a program that can do this automatically? I really don't want to manually make playlists for 1000 folders. I then want to move all the playlists to another folder for easy access (if they will still point to the music directory).

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March 27, 2009 at 13:43:42
Do you mean you want to set an order of play for each folder? Why do you have 1000 folders?

I have my music sorted by Genre. I have ONE playlist that has every genre listed. Then you can set your player to play random or alphabetically.

I had to fix many of the tags for the proper genre and actually list one. I sure would like to know why you have 1000 folders for music.

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March 27, 2009 at 14:02:07
Yah, I want to have a separate playlist for each subfolder. I almost have 1000 folders. Music I've bought, backed up off my many CD's and my band's music. I'd like to sort them by artist-album like that together. I fixed all my tags and it took 7 months.

1000 folders is nothing. Some people have 40,000 folders (ridiculous)

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March 27, 2009 at 14:50:28
How many tunes per folder then? 10 or less then, not that it matters? I use Winamp to play my playlists. Try making a master folder called Winamp playlist and copy each folder to there. I assume the folders have descriptive names?

Then in Winamp you click at the upper left corner and select play> folder. Then you can pick which folder to play.

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March 27, 2009 at 15:58:33
I use winamp 2.81 for my playlists cause it's simple. The folders do have specific names. I'm not sure what you mean by copying the folders to the master folder though.

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March 27, 2009 at 16:24:08
If you have shortcuts to all your music folders in one master folder you can then keep that folder in the tray on the left (drag & drop there). When you click on that folder icon you will see the entire list of folders. Just right click on any folder or folders and choose enqueue and all the tunes in that folder will automatically be placed in the Winamp playlist box to be played in order or randomly.

No need to actually have the music in the master folder, just a shortcut to an available location for the folder. Name the master folder All Music or you could have more than one master.

Hope I have made sense here. I don't know about Winamp 2xx series as I haven't used them in years. I am currently running Winamp 5.551.

When you install Winamp free watch the screens and don't install everything that is checked. I just install the basic program with the default screen but with all the file types selected. I don't use WMP for anything. Don't want to deal with DRM.

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March 27, 2009 at 22:16:21
OK, I get you now. I might try the latest Winamp as well.


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March 28, 2009 at 05:39:40
OK, as I said, watch what you are installing. You probably don't want all that will be checked.

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March 28, 2009 at 09:19:27
Yah, I noticed all that.

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