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Author Topic: Playlist generation  (Read 267 times)

skoen

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Playlist generation
« on: May 28, 2021, 08:18:49 PM »
I know this is probarbly a very nitpicky issue and only something maybe I'm interested in. I use Winamp at least once a week to generate a playlist for my weekly show. But I'm still using version 5.622 because of one single nitpicky thing. When I generate and HTML playlist I get all the tracks in the playlist as a single list I can just copy and paste into Notepad. Any other version newer than 5.622 have the playlist generator making a list of the playlist items in an ordered list, and if I copy that list, I don't get the numbers.
I see that you have been able to change at least a few things in the Generate HTML playlist browser window that opens up. What I'm actually missing are some customisation options for that page that shows the generated playlist.
Have attached the difference.

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Re: Playlist generation
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 03:33:41 AM »
What are you actually doing with the copied text? As this seems like a less than ideal solution & altering the html output the less ideal fix for what you're trying to do.

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Re: Playlist generation
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 11:57:31 AM »
The altering of the HTML output isn't mentioned in the version history between the main versions, and I don't know why they did it either.
I'm copying the text into Notepad, like I said in my first post. And like I also mentioned in my first post, if I copy from an HTML playlist generated in a newer version of Winamp and paste into Notepad, I don't get the numbers.

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Re: Playlist generation
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 03:14:53 PM »
The change which possibly was something I'd done (as these sort of small changes is the sort of thing I did on Winamp) would've been to make the internal implementation cleaner when the browser can auto-number things rather than it being hard-coded into the html & making for a larger output file or something like that. Why the copy from the browser doesn't include the numbers from the list in that manner is a browser question.

Also lots of the smaller changes never got added into Winamp's changelogs otherwise you'd be seeing the 250+ line changelogs that I often come up with.



Anyhoo, what I meant by my initial reply wasn't that the Winamp change is weird / less than ideal (as I also used the html output from 5.666 to determine what to do for the WACUP reimplementation), its more to determine why are you even having to manually copy it into notepad to begin with?

That's what I'm trying to understand & if possible be able to provide a quicker solution than you having to manually do things unless I'm missing something obvious (hence asking for clarification).

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