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Author:  blueznl [ Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  SQB

SQB - playlist tool for SqueezeBox LMS server (and other .m3u programs)

I've been awfully busy with many private and work related things, so had to shelve many projects and stick to a few that I use frequently myself for private or work purposes.

This time I needed a tool to manipulate and modify playlists. I recently suffered a drive crash (one of those legendary 3 TB Seagate drives that crash just a month after warranty expired) which took out part of my music collection. It wasn't very essential, so the backup of that part was rather old, and I realized I had done much renaming and reorganizing since then. Re-editing all playlists by hand was doable but time consuming, so I cooked up a little tool... that grew... and grew... and grew...

I *was* working on something called Music Commander, and some parts of that will show up in SQB at a later stage. For now, SQB is just a tool that manipulates .m3u playlists.

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Link: http://www.ninelizards.com/purebasic/pu ... 29.htm#sqb

Author:  blueznl [ Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Music Commander

Yeah, I'm working on this... A little teaser :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJGaenA1uFU

Author:  PB [ Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Music Commander

> Reserved

Huh?

Author:  electrochrisso [ Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Music Commander

PB wrote:
> Reserved

Huh?

Looks to be a Total Commander style music player.

Author:  blueznl [ Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Music Commander

PB wrote:
> Reserved

Huh?


A little space to add final description 'when all is over' or 'I gave up' :shock: :lol:

Author:  Kapslok [ Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Music Commander

Hi,

Cool! I had Directory Opus and Filemaster on Amiga back in the days.
This really seems like 90's Filemaster/commander program?
Other plans for functions? Custom UI?
File organizing is hard business!

Cheers,
Kapslok

Author:  blueznl [ Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Music Commander

I'm not sure I am going to expand this into a full featured file commander a la Total Commander. (Which is too good to replace anyway 8) )

But I just might add some file management features, the basic kind of stuff.

Music Commander is primarily a little tool to copy (and downconvert) music from your server / music collection (in MP3 or FLAC format) and send it to your MP3 player (be it a phone, an USB stick for your car radio, etc.). It will downconvert on the fly, so those devices that cannot handle FLAC will see MP3's, and you can squeeze the quality to something that allows more music in less space, and at a quality that suits your taste / equipment / environment.

It was triggered by my wife who wanted to copy some music to her Philips Vibe GoGear MP3 player. I've looked at MusicBee, SongBird and MediaMonkey, but they're all a little to complex / capable for my specific user group :P

Work is slow though. I'm still finishing the refurbishing my house, which took way more time than expected.

A question to all: I've been playing around with Sox, but it would be nice to have access to a library instead of using an external tool for some things. (Sox works, but etc. etc. etc.) Any suggestions?

Author:  blueznl [ Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

Three years later a HDD crash triggered me to write a tool to check for missing files and .M3U playlists pointing to the wrong files. I never finished Music Commander but some parts just might make it into the next version of SQB...

This little tool makes some sense for people with a SqueezeBox server. To others... perhaps not that much.

Very early version, mostly for my own use. No documentation whatsoever.

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Link: http://www.ninelizards.com/purebasic/pu ... 29.htm#sqb

Note: source included, Sox included, DLL's included. If you are outside the EU you might not be allowed to use these DLL's to convert to MP3's.

Author:  tj1010 [ Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

I have a generic tool here that does this. Without S.M.A.R.T. monitoring or RAID 1 or 6 it's the next best thing.

There are also restore volume on reboot solutions to mitigate software corruption.

Author:  blueznl [ Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

tj1010 wrote:
I have a generic tool here that does this. Without S.M.A.R.T. monitoring or RAID 1 or 6 it's the next best thing.

There are also restore volume on reboot solutions to mitigate software corruption.


I am very, very confused about your reply. It seems to have nothing to do with my program... Could you please elaborate?

Author:  tj1010 [ Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

blueznl wrote:
tj1010 wrote:
I have a generic tool here that does this. Without S.M.A.R.T. monitoring or RAID 1 or 6 it's the next best thing.

There are also restore volume on reboot solutions to mitigate software corruption.


I am very, very confused about your reply. It seems to have nothing to do with my program... Could you please elaborate?



I made a cross-platform software level folder and drive change logger. It uses CRC32. It doesn't edit playlists though. I was referring to data loss really not playlist editing.

Author:  blueznl [ Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

Ah! I see.

Well, actually, SQB has little no nothing to do with backing up, development was *triggered* by some data loss, but that is totally not the purpose of SQB :-)

1. IF you have lots of music AND use .M3U files AND have renamed one or more files or folders, THEN SQB helps retrieving / editing the .M3U files.

2. IF you have M3U playlists AND you want to copy / convert the playlist to a local folder ready to place it on an SD card / USB stick THEN SQB uses Sox to help you convert them.

That's all there is to it, nothing more, nothing less...

Author:  blueznl [ Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

Update 0.05x:

- Sometimes a gadget got 'wiped' again immediately after a screen update, not sure if this fixes it
- Changed the icon (still was the temporary one, forgot to replace it)

Some old-timers may have noticed I have not been very active lately, just too busy with other things...

Author:  blueznl [ Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SQB

Update 0.07x:

- speed ups
- some bug fixes
- now allows exporting / converting complete folders
- now includes instructions / manual

If your car / mp3 player doesn't support playlists, or doesn't support .flac files, then this is for you.

Link: http://www.ninelizards.com/purebasic/purebasic%2029.htm#sqb

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