[Nottingham] Creating an M3U file

Duncan notlug at pendinas.org.uk
Sun Oct 30 22:17:38 UTC 2011

On 30/10/11 11:42, Ron Wilton wrote:
> Hello.
> I've downloaded some radio programmes that I would like to collate 
> together as in a music album. I believe that I need to put the ones I 
> want in an m3u file. Is there a programme that can easily create this 
> file for me?
vim, emacs ...

All the m3u files I've got are just plain text files listing the tracks:

if (for example) the tracks are are avi files then:
find $PWD -type f -name \*.avi > myfiles.m3u

will do the leg work.  Then you can use your favourite text
editor to re-arrange at will.

BUT if you want to "collate together as in a music album" do
you want to burn them to a CD or just have them play in
the correct order when you play the collection ?

If the latter then you may not need an m3u file - it depends
what you are playing them with. Some players will order audio
files on filename and some will look for ID3 tags (can be set using id3v2)
So, depending on your audio player it may just work as is or
with a quick renaming.

Have fun,

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