A script to help you zip playlists.
To make this work best you want to have pip (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip) installed, although technically it is possible to install it without it.
From a terminal, (Terminal.app if you're on a Mac, or whatever turns you on) after installing pip, do:
sudo pip install argparse mutagen zipls
That should do it. If it doesn't, please contact me.
After installation there should be a program zipls that you can run. Run it.
That is to say that, in general, if you run zipls without any arguments it will give you a gui.
If you run it from a command line with playlist files as arguments, you can give it the -g switch to make it still run in graphical mode. All arguments given to the command line should still apply even if run in graphics mode.
that'll generate a zip file PLAYLIST.zip with a folder PLAYLIST inside of it with all the songs pointed to by PLAYLIST.pls.
And of course:
works. (Did you think I was a jerk?)
Basically all you care about is the Songs class from zipls. It takes a path, or list of paths, to a playlist and knows how to zip them:
from zipls import Songs songs = Songs("path/to/playlist.m3u") # __init__ just goes through add(): songs.add("path/to/another/playlist.xspf") # lists of paths also work: songs.add(['another.pls', 'something/else.m3u']) songs.zip_em('path/to/zipcollection')
First of all, just email me with an example of the playlist that you want zipls to parse and I'll do it. But if you want to not monkey-patch it:
If you want to add a new playlist format with extension EXT: subclass Songs and implement a function _songs_from_EXT(self, 'path/to/pls') that expects to receive a path to the playlist.
Similarly, if you want to add audio format reading capabilities subclass Song (singular) and create a _set_artist_from_EXT, where EXT is the extension of the music format you want to add. You'll also need to initialize Songs with your new song class.
So if I wanted to add .spf playlists and .mus audio:
class MusSong(zipls.Song): def _set_artist_from_mus(self): # and then probably: from mutagen.mus import Mus self.artist = Mus(self.path)['artist'] class SpfSongs(zipls.Songs): def _songs_from_spf(self, playlist): # add songs songs = SpfSongs('path/to/playlist', MusSong)
Basically do whatever you want, and if you make something way better based on this, lemme know.
Copyright (C) 2010 Brandon W Maister email@example.com
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