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    I have over 4500 mp3s in one folder and when I use a batch file to create a playlist it always creates a 201KB playlist with "(Too many files, directory not sorted)" written on the top line of the .m3u.

    batch file consists of...

    @echo off
    dir /s /b /od C:\mp3\*.mp3 > C:\playlists\allfiles.m3u

    It works fine for folders with fewer files.

    Has anyone got a solution for me to get this working with so many files?

    Thanks.
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  • #2
    Works fine for me (using Win NT).
    I made a txt file with a size of 1232 Kb with the containts of my windows dir (it has over 16000 files...). do the command in the directory (c:\mp3) and then try to put it into a txt file.

    the commands i did:
    cd windows
    dir /s /b /od > c:\dir.txt

    If it doesn´t work try this:
    - Copy half of the files to another dir (ex:mp3_2)
    - cd mp3
    - dir /s /b /od > mp3.txt
    - Then rename the dir mp3 to mp3_3
    - Rename the dir mp3_2 to mp3
    - cd mp3
    - dir /s /b /od > mp3_2.txt
    - Open mp3.txt and mp3_2.txt in notepad or Wordpad.
    - Copy the contents of mp3_2.txt to mp3.txt

    I hope this works!

    [ 08-05-2001: Message edited by: mpt ]
    mpt

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    • #3
      AndyM: is that OS win9x. I am thinking that is Win95. If so that is prolly one of the limitation if memory serves me right. BTW, y do u have all that mp3's in one FOLDER. You do realize accessing any files on that folder will slow cpu down somewhat not that u will notice it that much if u have a faster cpu..... But anyway, it is a BAD idea to dump that many files into one DIR. On NT pc's it is ok since they have a better file system than win9x/ME will offer. Hint: try creating sub folders and organize ur stuff better.
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      • #4
        Thankyou mpt and Charles Enwesi for taking the time to help me with this and for your suggestions. I am using window 98. Yup it's time to seperate the tunes into more directories.

        I would like to seperate the files into a folder for each artist.

        I have mp3s by over 600 artists and all are carefully named using the same format..
        (Artist)-Song Title {year}.mp3

        Anyone have any suggestions how I can automate folder creation and nameing as I don't relish the idea of doing this manually!

        Has anyone got a batch file that does this?

        Thanks guys
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        Supermicro SED MB (Onboard sound and TV-out). Celeron 700. 64mb ram.
        40 GB Seagate HDD on vented foam mount.
        Keypower DC-DC KP-DX 250H ATX 250W.
        Delvcam 5.6" TFT LCD Monitor.
        Old headunit (ripped out tape mechanism added audio inputs on back).
        X10 RF mouseremote.
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        • #5
          lol...nope some how u will have to create those dirs and dump the files in there. I hope the next time u wont do this again...i hope u learned ur lesson
          abcd-1
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          • #6
            Honda CRX. Custom enclosure.
            Supermicro SED MB (Onboard sound and TV-out). Celeron 700. 64mb ram.
            40 GB Seagate HDD on vented foam mount.
            Keypower DC-DC KP-DX 250H ATX 250W.
            Delvcam 5.6" TFT LCD Monitor.
            Old headunit (ripped out tape mechanism added audio inputs on back).
            X10 RF mouseremote.
            "Wired Ride" web site

            The Australia/New Zealand mp3car Portal. Join now!

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            • #7
              I'm kinda anal about sorting everything.

              I have genre -> artist -> album

              I have everything organized, and all my id3 tags filled out.

              I'm only dealing with 2600 songs, though
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