Author Topic: On-demand Bulk Export of Playlists  (Read 162 times)

phred

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I have a situation where I have to change the path of my exported playlists. I am now in the process of right-clicking on each of my 90 playlists and clicking 'export playlist.' This is quite tedious as I also have to click 'save' when the Windows dialog comes up, followed by telling Windows/MB that it's okay to overwrite the existing file.

All playlists are configured to 'automatically export' but that's only when there is a file added or deleted. And perhaps when a file's tag is changed.

Perhaps an option on right-clicking the Playlist header in the navigator for an option to '(re)export all playlists now' or something like that.
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SonicRings

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Curious, does hitting f5 refresh the exported playlist?

Also, you only want to change the paths in your exported playlists? Would batch editing the folder they are stored using notepad++ work, in your case?

I did something similar, except for all internal playlists, though apparently there's a better way to do it within musicbee itself. See here

Although I agree that having the ability to do this natively would be nice.
Last Edit: January 11, 2022, 07:26:48 AM by SonicRings

phred

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F5 did not (does not?) refresh playlist paths.

Yes, Notepad++ could easily do a search and replace, but I have about 90 playlists. You seem to be implying that NP++ can do all 90 at once? I've not come across batch editing, but this would've been helpful.

Hmmm ... I now see the option in the Find/Replace window to "Replace All in All Opened Documents." Next time I'll remember that it exists. Although I still think it would be easier if it was a MB function.

Thanks for pointing this out.
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