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Solved How can I make a list of my 500 mp3 divided in many folder


kmint

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#1
Hi,

I have like 500 mp3 divided in many folders.

What I want is a fast way to see them in one only list in alphabetical order, but I don't know how to do it without taking them out of the folders, which is a bad idea to put them in again one by one.

I would like to get a list and also a way to keep it and knowing the last additions I made by date.

Is this possible?

Thanks a lot.
 

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Import them into a program such as Windows Media Player that has a library feature. You can tell WMP to scan your disk and it will find all of your music files and import them into it's library, then you can view your music bu title, artist, album, etc...
 

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kmint

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Import them into a program such as Windows Media Player that has a library feature. You can tell WMP to scan your disk and it will find all of your music files and import them into it's library, then you can view your music bu title, artist, album, etc...
Thanks a lot strollin, but what I need is a list, a text list on a file and I could never make WMP to do that.
 

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Something like with the Command prompt but to each folder:

list on screen:
Code:
dir /b
/b switch shows the file names only.

save to file called 'list.txt' in current folder:
Code:
dir /b > list.txt
 

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Hi there
try Mp3tag

Mp3tag - Download

Excellent program - you can import the text into EXCEL / create CSV or whatever (plus you can also tag your files too) -- it handles FLAC and a load of other audio formats that support tagging. Read the EXCELLENT documentation - and the program is FREE.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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Code:
dir /b
/b switch shows the file names only.
Code:
c:
cd c:\
dir /S *.mp3 > mp3List.txt
I would combine these two - the /s makes it search subdirectories and /b makes it easier to see the file name.

Code:
c:
cd c:\
dir /s /b *.mp3 >mp3List.txt
However you might want to create the .txt in a different folder (I got a Access Denied error just now when I tried to run it in c:\). Also if you put a date in the file name it will be easier to compare later. Also a /on will sort it by name - handy if you want to spot differences between 2 successive versions.

So I would use
Code:
c:
cd c:\
dir /s /b /on *.mp3 >c:\{YourMusicFolder}\mp3List_20130807.txt
As for comparing different versions, you could try something like Excel if you have it.

Or use something like KDiff3 to compare different versions of the file.

Edit: @jimbo - have you got the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams? It's a good one, although I don't know the Standford.
 

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Code:
dir /b
/b switch shows the file names only.
Code:
c:
cd c:\
dir /S *.mp3 > mp3List.txt
I would combine these two - the /s makes it search subdirectories and /b makes it easier to see the file name.

Code:
c:
cd c:\
dir /s /b *.mp3 >mp3List.txt
However you might want to create the .txt in a different folder (I got a Access Denied error just now when I tried to run it in c:\). Also if you put a date in the file name it will be easier to compare later. Also a /on will sort it by name - handy if you want to spot differences between 2 successive versions.

So I would use
Code:
c:
cd c:\
dir /s /b /on *.mp3 >c:\{YourMusicFolder}\mp3List_20130807.txt
As for comparing different versions, you could try something like Excel if you have it.

Or use something like KDiff3 to compare different versions of the file.

Edit: @jimbo - have you got the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams? It's a good one, although I don't know the Standford.
Very good idea.
You can put it in a folder with access but if you run the command prompt as admin, you might get access there on c.
 

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kmint

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Thanks a lot to all for your help.

I didn't manage with those solutions of yours (thanks a lot anyway), but I found a program called Folder to TXT which does exactly what I wanted very easily.

1-abc.net Folder-To-TXT - Print, e-mail, edit or export file lists!

So I can also use it with my movies hard disk and everything.

Thanks a lot again for your help.
 

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Add em into iTunes, and then iTunes to "Consolidate the Library" - It will automatically sort everything out. But then you'll have the MP3z in two places, but you can move em out of iTunes once they are all consolidated, and then move it anywhere ya like.

Actually I have thousands of MP3's and they are all in my iTunes Library, lately it has been behaving well. I used to meticulously sort em all out by Artist Name/Album Name/Song Order. So I leave em in iTunes and use the Library Sort features to find what I'm looking for.
 

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