Author Topic: Playlist: fileinfo.cfg not working?  (Read 5910 times)


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Playlist: fileinfo.cfg not working?
« on: January 11, 2005, 11:49:03 AM »
Hi there,

I have added 300 cd's te my harddrive, all with playlists etc. But now I have a problem with it.
The playlist menu only show the first 8 chars or so, so I added them to the fileinfo.cfg. But still only the short names are showed. So I did all that work for nothing.

My fileinfo.cfg:

Use this to add long filename info for your playlist files.
  Syntax is as follows:
  filename.m3u=Description to display on LCD    

  If this file is included, the long names will show up in the playlist
  menu when you select, instead of the M3U file.    

MPXT.M3U=Last playlist created
MPXTALL.M3U=All Songs in Database
ABBA - More ABBA Gold More ABBA Hits.m3u=ABBA - More ABBA Gold More ABBA Hits
Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor.m3u=Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
All Saints - All Saints.m3u=All Saints - All Saints

What am I doing wrong?

I'm using the beta version 4. But I tried using the latest official version with the same results...


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Playlist: fileinfo.cfg not working?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005, 07:03:19 AM »
Fileinfo.cfg needs following syntax:

ANASTA~1.m3u=Anastacia  - Anastacia
ANASTA~2.m3u=Anastacia - Freak Of Nature
ANASTA~3.m3u=Anastacia - Not That Kind
AVRILL~1.m3u=Avril Lavigne - 454SS

It´s a helly job to write down all short file names, but you can use the freeware DirReader to create a file list with long and short file names.
Copy the m3u files under plain Dos in another directory to create short named files.
Start Windows,start DirReader and make a filelist of the short and the long filenames
Copy them to Excel and save it as a txt file and copy them to the the cfg and you´re ready.
Takes 15 minutes ;-)
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