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       fapg - Fast Audio Playlist Generator


       fapg [ options ] /path/to/mp3/dir1 [ /path/to/mp3/dir2 ... ]


       fapg  is  a  tool  to generate list of audio files (Wav, MP2, MP3, Ogg,
       etc) in various formats (M3U, PLS, XSPF, HTML, RSS, etc).  It  is  very
       useful  if  you  have  a  large  amount  of audio files and you want to
       quickly and frequently build a playlist.

       It is coded in C to be as fast  as  possible,  and  does  not  use  any
       specific  audio  library  (like  ID3Lib).   This allow you to deploy it
       faster and easier, and to  have  better  performances  since  the  less
       informations  are  loaded.   On  the other hand, this tool is not (yet)
       compatible with all the known formats.


              Replace the ’/’ with ’´ in Unix path.

              Display useful messages if the program fails ;)

              Choose which format of playlist you want to generate (default is

              Choose  which genres (numerical values only) will be included in
              the generated playlist (default is all).

              Avoid to parse twice the files because of hardlinks.

              Choose the name  of  the  playlist  file  to  generate  (default
              behavior is to display on standard output).

              Replace  the  Unix  path  with  another string (useful to give a
              Samba path for example).

              Recursively read the subdirectories.

              Replace all Unix characters with Windows characters.

              Choose which genres (numerical values only) will be excluded  in
              the generated playlist (default is none).

              External  binary  or  script that produces additional fields for
              RSS feeds (slow).

              Read filenames and/or directories from standard input instead of
              command line.


       Generate   a   PLS   playlist   for   an   album:   fapg   --format=pls
       --output=~/path/to/album/list.pls ~/path/to/album

       You have a file server using Samba which shares a large amount of audio
       files  for Windows powered computers using Winamp. The directory on the
       server containing the files is /samba/mp3 and is visible on the Windows
       network   as   \\server\mp3   :   cd  /samba/mp3  &&  fapg  --backslash
       --output=/samba/mp3/list.m3u    --prefix=\\server\mp3\--recursive
       --windows ./

       An HTML playlist for an album: fapg --output=fapg.html ~/path/to/album

       A  playlist  that  contains  all  your classical tracks may receive the
       genres to include  (or  exclude)  in  one  or  multiple  portions  fapg
       --genre=32:105 --genre=106:104:103 /path/to/all/music

       Generate  a  podcasting  XML  file  using an external program to
       generate a  detailed  description:  fapg  --output=dir.xml  -f  rss  -c
       /usr/local/bin/ -r --prefix=http://thisserver/basedir path/to/mp3

       Generate a playlist that will work on a Sansa e200 series  MP3  player:
       fapg -f pla -o /path/to/playlist.pla /path/to/all/music

       if    command    starts    with   intern   the   build-in   description
       (Author,Title,Link) is  generated.   Please  note  that  in  all  given
       directories  (  and  in  ...basedir/xml  ) files called podcast.jpg are
       referenced.  Many header fields are set to defaults  using  environment
       variables like LOGNAME or LANG.


       Antoine  Jacquet  <>,
       Manpage by Thomas Kappler <>.