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Re: create Playlist using a script

by Lowlander » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:02 am

I'd use the auto-generated (if enabled) recently added Playlists or an AutoPlaylist sorted on Added. This way you can quickly go through the newly added files identifying any that need fixing.

Re: create Playlist using a script

by Edgar » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:46 am

Obviously, my example could be easily accomplished using the Advanced Search function; I only proposed it as a simple example. I'm more interested in the general case of searching the Library database and finding all Artists whose name is a single letter (and/or a single word) then adding that entry to a custom Playlist. I could then manually scan the playlist to repair malformed entries/tags.

MediaMonkey occasionally gets it wrong when it automatically identifies an artist. If you have a file name which looks like:

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D:\A\Z\Zen Alpha\Mixes EP\Dance (Hey).flac
it will identify the artist as: Hey. Another file name might look like:

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D:\A\Z\Zen Alpha\Mixes EP\Dance - Hey.flac
it will identify the artist as: Hey. This file name might also cause problems:

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D:\A\Z\Zen Alpha\Mixes EP\(It's A) Dance - Hey - Ho (He).flac
in this case it might inappropriately add different entries to both the Artist & Album Artist fields.

Re: create Playlist using a script

by Eyal » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:19 am

Why making a script for this, as it's so easy to achieve it manually with the Advanced Search functionality?

create Playlist using a script

by Edgar » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:26 pm

I would like to create a script which searches the entire library looking for entries (e.g. Artist is a single word/letter) which match some criteria and add them to a (acceptably: already existing) Playlist for manual examination. As a simple example, search the entire Library for every entry whose Artist is exactly "A" and add that entry to an existing playlist "Playlists:Alpha".

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