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Posted 14 September 2012 - 23:12
Posted 15 September 2012 - 00:22
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:49
Posted 15 September 2012 - 13:32
Hello! I know this not a music forum but this is really only about 5% music, 95% automated internet file transfer and management.
So what I'm looking to accomplish is to take a collection of constantly changing audio files on a PC, have another PC thats 60 miles away pull these files into a media player and play them. Obviously theres a thousand and one tutorials online for how to stream that content across the internet but that unfortunately is not an option. Given bandwidth issues all the content is going to have to be transfered nightly at about midnight whereas the music is going to need to be played during the day from the computer itself.
So I need to have:
> some way of auto uploading to an online depository
> some way of automatically pulling this info from the depository at night
> some way to have these files feed directly into a media player
> a way to have the media player automatically remove files which are no longer in the online depository.
Money is not a big issue. I have a decent amount of desktop computer experience and minor Python coding skills. How can this be done?
Thanks for reading.
del c:\depo\playlist.mu3 echo #EXTM3U %time% %date >c:\depo\playlist.mu3 dir :\depo\music\*.mp3 /b/s >c:\depo\playlist.mu3
call c:\path.to.mediaplayer\program.exe c:\depo\playlist.mu3that'll give your media player a new play list to use, generated on the fly when its scheduled to do so.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:51
will not work as we'll be swapping out files sometimes multiple times in a day and having to rebuild an M3U files every time we change something would make this into a real chore. Not to mention it's not normally me who would be doing this so I would have to train non-computer savvy people on how to build a playlist.
again, will depend on the media player, you can have the last line of you playlist build batch file to do:call c:\path.to.mediaplayer\program.exe c:\depo\playlist.mu3that'll give your media player a new play list to use, generated on the fly when its scheduled to do so.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:33
Does anyone know of a media player which will build it's list off a folder AND automatically remove files it detects no longer exist?
Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:53
Posted 17 September 2012 - 13:25
I'm not sure of the issue that sagum has with Zune as a media player as I've used it for years and much prefer it over most other players.
It will more than accomplish what you need as it does monitor folders & removes content from viewing inside the player if they are no longer present in the monitored folders.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 13:35
My main issue with it is the way it fades the titles of the media out after around 10 characters. You have to over your mouse over it to see what it actually is.
It tries to be too different and it feels lumpy when you're trying to sync music or videos to the Windows Phone, without having a real view of what is actually on both without switching back and forth between pages with buttons across the top and then buttons on the bottom, it just feels very disjointed in the way applications should flow. If you're used to it, then you'll remember the locations of what buttons do what and how many pages you need to go back on to get back to the task you were trying to do.
But yeah, it's certainly got some good features that I do enjoy and will do what the OP wants, but as for the learning curve or usability its a real pain to get used to, often feel like im fighting the software to get it to do things rather then using it as a tool.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 17:01
Its perfect! Thank you sir
Zune monitors its folder and will automatically add new media to the 'collection' (media library) when it detects changes. However, I wouldn't like to be the person having to use Zune as a media player. I have to use it with my Windows Phone unfortunatly
You don't need a Zune MP3 player or even a Windows Phone to use it, but it'll be ideal for what you want.