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Topic # 5753 23-Nov-2005 22:10
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After getting horribly frustrated with always having the same songs on my small mp3 player, I decided to have a play.

My idea was to get to the Ipod experience, where you have an ever changing selection of random music.

So with about 15spare minutes, two of us made a script to do just that! Now every time I put my player into my usb port - all existing music on it is removed and is replaced with a completely random selection.

So now I never have the same songs on my player.

Check out s2.co.nz/projects/mp3_tools for a few more details.


So I thought it might be useful to some others as well?

The code isn't finished, and certainly isn't pretty, but it does work. It runs as an Excel macro so you will need excel to get it to work. Also, you need the sort of player that shows up as another drive (not one that need special software to load songs).

I hope to have slightly more user friendly version available in the next couple of weeks, but if you now a bit about vba scripts and would like an advance copy then drop me an email :-)

Once again, id like to remind you the script is just a quick and dirty hack, its not pretty but it does its job.

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Reply # 23756 23-Nov-2005 22:16
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you might have re-invented the wheel (which is a good idea every now and then)...
there's a windows systray thingie here:
http://www.shrum.net/code/shuffler/

might be you can contribute your ideas to that nifty GPL project?



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Reply # 23759 23-Nov-2005 22:30
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I knew there would be something out there - but after 10 min searching I came up with nothing, so decided to spend 10min making it, rather than wasting another 10 searching :-)

Looks like this one wil be a lot more reliable than the on Ive made :-)

Cheers!

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 23760 23-Nov-2005 22:51
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maybe, but you had fun, right?

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Reply # 23769 24-Nov-2005 08:53
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which player is this? I think WMP10 has random sync or something like that.




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Reply # 23770 24-Nov-2005 08:55
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Learnt to pass commands from a batch script to a vba script, so yes - definatlety had fun :-)

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Reply # 23774 24-Nov-2005 09:42
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hey, if you wrote something cross-platform, you'd be my hero.
i haven't found anything as nifty as shuffler that works on *-nix, but i might not have looked everywhere yet.

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Reply # 23775 24-Nov-2005 09:42
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hey, if you wrote something cross-platform, you'd be my hero.
i haven't found anything as nifty as shuffler that works on *-nix, but i might not have looked everywhere yet.

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