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
Generate a PLS playlist for an album: fapg --format=pls
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
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 rss.sh to
generate a detailed description: fapg --output=dir.xml -f rss -c
/usr/local/bin/rss.sh -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 <email@example.com>, http://royale.zerezo.com/fapg/.
Manpage by Thomas Kappler <firstname.lastname@example.org>.