m3u playlists in OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kram, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. kram macrumors newbie

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    hi all, i'm pretty new to the mac thing after using windows for the last 10-12 years.

    i hope this is in the right forum for this sort of query.

    i just want a handy way of producing an .m3u playlist file for a given directory. In XP, i used a batch file that printed the filenames of .mp3 files in a directory to a txt document.

    i can't find an easy way of doing this, though i am sure that there will be as os x seems to have everything else covered(!)

    Thanks in anticipation,

    kram. :)

    are you sure nobody knows how this is done?

    kram :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you use iTunes? iTunes can export song lists or playlists as M3U files.
     
  3. kram thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply - I do use iTunes, and i sort of knew you could do that.

    thing is, i have my MP3s in folders according to Album. So there's like 20 mp3 files that need to go into their own m3u playlist - creating a playlist in iTunes for each album just isn't practicable.

    Thanks again for your help, though!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you have 10.4, then Automator might be able to help you out... :)
     

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