Does anyone know of a playlist generator that will generate a .m3u file from a folder full of .mp3 files?
Since m3u is basically just a list of files you can use dir command like this:
dir /b > songlist.m3u
This will make a list of files in a folder. If you also want to add files in all sub folders, add switch /s, however this will add full path in front of files so if the songs are on a portable player you might want to edit out the path to original folder.
If you have other files in folders and only want to add mp3 files, you can use filter *.mp3
dir *.mp3 /b > songlist.m3u
Try foobar2000 it scans my entire 10000 song library in under 5 minutes. And it runs faster and leaner than perhaps any audio player.
Do it the same way as in any other player --> Drag the entire folder into the main playlist and save it as one
Mp3Tag is focused on handling tags in bulk. Generation of a m3u playlist is one its basic features. It lets you do a lot of organization beyond that.
- It is quite fast
- Supports many formats: ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags
- Is available for all flavors of Windows.