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Old 11-16-2003, 04:41 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
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kplayer doesn't import m3u playlists

Subject may be misleading. This isn't actually a question, but rather a simple hack I created. Kplayer is an MPlayer front-end for KDE with a playlist and some cool features. One feature I immediately noticed missing though, was the lack of importing standard playlists (i.e from XMMS). Kplayer stores a file in the users home directory where it pulls playlist information from. I created a simple shell script which converts a user-specified playlist into the rc file used by kplayer. If the script is named "kconvplaylist" and your playlist "ambientmix.m3u", you'd simply type "kconvplaylist ambientmix.m3u" and, voila, next time you open kplayer your playlist has been imported.

Here's the shell script. Hopefully someone else can get some use out of it as well :-)

#m3u to kplayerplaylistrc conversion script

#Remove comments from m3u (currently ambientmix.m3u for this test)
grep -i '.mp3' $1 > /tmp/test.m3u
grep -i '.ogg' $1 >> /tmp/test.m3u

#Get word count of temp m3u and output to file to be analyzed by cut
wc -l /tmp/test.m3u > /tmp/countraw

#Take out tab by filtering through string
listcount=$(cat /tmp/countraw)
echo $listcount > /tmp/countraw

#Print out first line in file
echo '[Playlist Entries]' > ~/.kde/share/config/kplayerplaylistrc

#Print out total Entries line
echo 'Entries='$(cut -d' ' -f1 /tmp/countraw) >> ~/.kde/share/config/kplayerplaylistrc

#Reset variable

#Main loop to number and label lines
cat /tmp/test.m3u | while read cur_line
let "a=$a + 1"
echo "Entry $a=$cur_line" >>~/.kde/share/config/kplayerplaylistrc

rm -rf /tmp/countraw
rm -rf /tmp/test.m3u
exit 0


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