mp3riot (formerly known as f2html.pl)
I decided to rename f2html.pl into mp3riot. the reason is, that
the name f2html.pl does not clearly indicate, for what the program
is best suited for. Because the program has grown so much (and
because the the name should be more attractive to get more users),
a renaming seems to be a must to me.
There are some important news about mp3riot / f2htmlpl. Please see the NEWS
for further details.
Mp3riot (formerly known as f2html.pl) is a command line utility that searches recursively through directories,
builds a file list (with additional file information), and generates html files, plylists, etc. The output can be controlled,
links can be corrected, and more. The script is mainly desigend to create Web pages, playlists, and databases
for mp3-files, but can also used for other purposes.
Read the manual for further details.
- supports playlists in m3u, pls, and xml format
- supports sql output
- creates html pages, templates can be used
- supports advanced grouping methods
- supports slection by date ranges, file extensions, and by random
- supports renaming of mp3 files using id3tag information, templates or guessing can be used
- advanced string manipulation methods
- and much more ...
Latest version: mp3riot-1.3.zip
Older versions of mp3riot / f2html.pl:
You can also download a windows executable compiled with perl2exe. Then you need not
to install perl. But I have not testet the functionality of the executable in detail. So it is best
to use perl and the source of mp3riot!
Windows binaries of mp3riot:
perl mp3riot [options]
You can use nearly all commands in a config file (and it is the best to do it this way!). The syntax then changes sligthly, so that, for example,
--dir changes to dir=
- -h, --help: Show this screen and exit
- -k, --mkconf:Use an assistant to write a config file
- -o, --os win/unix: Default "unix", otherwise windows
- -Q, --sortby value: Default is NAME (the filename). You can sort the filelist by the following criteria: URLNAME, SHOWNAME, DIR, NAME, TITLE, ARTIST, ALBUM, YEAR, COMMENT, GENRE, TRACKNUM, SIZE, MODTIME, VBR, BITRATE, FREQUENCY, MINUTES, SECONDS, FIRSTCHAR
- -n, --doublicates: Check for doublicates of files by their filename
- -D, --md5doublicates: Check for doublicates of files by their MD5 sum
- -V, --seekvalues <n,+-n,n>: Three values that have to be seperated by ",". This is an useful option for --md5doublicates.
The first one is the offset in bytes, the second is
the number of bytes to seek (and the direction), and
the last value tells the program where to start from (1 means to
start from the begining of a file, 2 means to start
from the end of a file. So, a combination of 1000,-1128,2
tells the programm to start 1128 bytes before the file ends
(id3v1 tag is 128 bytes long!) and use
1000 bytes for calculation of md5 sums.
- -b, --dbfile file: Write database to a file for searching it
- -m --m3u file: Write a m3u playlist file. Directory and filename or GROUPPATH for writing m3u files for groups.
- -X --xml file: Write a xml playlist file. Directory and filename or GROUPPATH for writing xml files for groups.
- -L --pls file: Write a pls playlist file. Directory and filename or GROUPPATH for writing pls files for groups.
- -W, --b4s file: Write a b4s playlist file. Directory and filename or GROUPPATH for writing b4s files for groups.
- -t, --html file: Write a html file. Directory and filename or GROUPPATH for writing html files for groups.
- -a, --http name: Define the http address for url
- -r, --remove: Remove id3tags (do you know what you are doing?)
- -i, --mp3info: Use mp3/ogg info for html output
- -e, --ext: Remove file extensions in html output
- -f, --filesize: Use filesize for html output
- -c, --check ext: Select files by their extension(s) (e.g. mp3). For every extension use a seperate flag!
- -z, --skip number: Skip n elements of mount/directories/names
- -p, --conf file: Use a config file
- -w, --utf8 file: File with UTF-8 code for replacements in links
- -q, --nocs: Do sorting not case sensitive
- -j, --statfile file: Write statistics to file
- -d, --dir directory: Define the (multiple) directory(ies) the mp3s are stored in. For every directory use a seperate flag!
- -g, --sql file: Filename to store sql table in (only for mp3 and ogg!)
- -y, --replace file: Name of replacement file; in the file use <string_1>=<string_2> to transform <string_1> into <string_2>;
special characters like a backslash have to be preceeded by a backslash "\\" (used for directories)
- -s, --seperate path: Write seperate html files for every character
- -R, --rename: Renames mp3 and ogg file using their id3tag. The use of rename_template in the configfile is optional. If rename_template is not used,
the program tries to create a filename like: ARTIST - ALBUM - TRACKNUMBER - TITLE by using the id3tag. It assumes, that the filenames have a similar format
and tries to guess, whether the id3tag has enough information to create a better filename. Old and new filenames are stored in RENAME.bak
- -B, --renameback: Renames files back using the file RENAME.bak
- -T, --templatesHtml templates are used. They have to be defined in the conmfig file using the commands html_head, html_change, html_body,
html_footer, html_sep_head. See the README for avalable templates!
- -G, --groupfile file: Filename for grouping information: <groupname1>=<TYPE>=<string1>,<string2>,...
Prossible types are: EQUAL, NAME, DIR, TITLE, ARTIST, ALBUM, YEAR, COMMENT, GENRE, TRACKNUM, SIZE, MODTIME, VBR, BITRATE, FREQUENCY, MM, SS, FIRSTCHAR
- -P, --grouppath path: The path, where to write the html files for group
- -O, --older number: Only files are selected, having a modification time higher than the specified days
- -Y, --younger number: Only files are selected, having a modification time less than the specified days
- -I, --id3tag: Use the id3 tag to get infos
- -S, --random number: Percentage of file to select randomly (e.g. 50 to select 50% of files/every second file)
Additionally, in the config file it is possible to use the commands:
- exec= param: Execute system command. This command can be used multiple times
- rename_template=string:string with templates for renaming files by their id3tag (to be used together with --rename)
The following rename templates are available: **TITLE**, **ARTIST**, **ALBUM**, **YEAR**, **COMMENT**, **GENRE**. **TRACKNUM**
- html_head= string: Html code for the head
- html_change= string: Html code if the first character between two file names change
- html_body= string: Html code for each filename
- html_footer= string: Html code for the foot
- html_sep_head= string: Html code for the head seperate html files by first character
The following html templates are available: **SUMOFFILES**, **SUMOFMEGS**, **DATE**, **URLNAME**, **SHOWNAME**, **DIR**, **NAME**, **TITLE**,
**ARTIST**, **ALBUM**, **YEAR**, **COMMENT**, **GENRE**, **TRACKNUM**, **SIZE**, **MODTIME**, **VBR**, **BITRATE**, **FREQUENCY**, **MINUTES**,
**SECONDS**, **HTMLINDEX**, **FIRSTCHAR**
- extended grouping fuction for all playlistfiles
- renaming of special characters for filenames og groups
- support of b4s playlistformat
- sorting of filelist by various criterias of id3tag, mp3 and
- file information (e.g. ARTIST, BITRATE etc.)
- extended output of doublicate function by diretory names
- added FIRSTCHAR as a value for grouping
- Fixed bug in sql output
- Flexible search for doublicate files using md5 sums
- search for doublicates by filenames seperated from search function
- fixed bug in xml output
- filesize in html output is now rouded
- replaced progress bar by counter in percentage
- added counter for collected files
- fixed bug in index in html output
- fixed bug in html output for grouping
- extended grouping function by new type EQUAL
- bugfix in pls output
- Renamed f2html.pl into mp3riot
- Fixed output of playlist in M3U format, so that the M3U file is now containing full information
- Fixed bug for retreaving the TITLE of an id3tag
- Added output of playlist in XML format
- Added output of playlist in PLS format
- Added random fileselection for random playlists
- Added the tracknumber for sql output
- Added **TRACKNUM** (tracknumber) and as a template variable for html output
- Added TRACKNUM (tracknumber) as a variable for groupings
- Added tracknumber and comment for db output
- Fixed bug in renaming function when special characters are present in the id3tag
- Added rename_template to do renaming of files using their id3tag in a flexible way
- Fixed a bug in renameback
- Fixed some smaller bugs
- Rebuild the internal data structure completely
- Removed option for fast sorting (not necessary any more)
- Implemented selection of files by their modification time (younger and/or older than days from now)
- Implemented grouping of files by string matching between group defninitions by various types
- Implemented variable html-code dsefinitions and templates
- Changed definition for string replacement
- f2html.pl now comes with a new version of Info.pm from MP3-Info-1.02 by Chris Nandor
- The use of the id3tag for sql and html output is now optional
- Manpage is not supported any more.
- Fixed a commandline parameter bug where the parameters were handled non case sensitive. Now there are handled case sensitive.
As a result the functions RENAME and RENAMEBACK did not work when called with the short command line argument.
- Fixed a commandline parameter bug that occured with Perl 5.8.0 and Getopt::Long 2.32. The -s flag in line 1 of the perl script
causes the program to count the command line parameters in an usual way, so that command line parameters got disturbed and did
not work any more.
- Some changes in the documentation.
- New option to rename files using their id3tag.
- New option to rename files back.
- Some code fixes.
- Usage of the replace option has changed.
- Bug for the option "check" in config file and configuration wizard fixed
- Bug for the check of the mp3 extension when mp3info was enabled fixed.
- Bug of sum of megs in html output fixed.
- Bug in mp3table.sql fixed.
- Basic ogg vorbis support implemented (thanks to Jens Burkal).
- New method (experimental) for faster sorting. Useful for indexing huge number of files or mp3 files
with additional information.
- New option for checking for dublicates of filenames.
- Now f2html.pl comes wioth a new version of Info.pm from MP3-Info-1.01 by Chris Nandor.
- Fixed problem with sql data output when files contain the charakter " ' ".
- Name of option "hex" changed to "utf8".
- Implemeted progress bar for prepating html files.
- More information about what the program is doing.
- Now f2html comes with a new version of Info.pm from MP3-Info-0.91 by Chris Nandor.
- Minor Bugfixes.
- New option to create sql database.
- New option to create a config file.
- Some checks and corrections for pathnames.
- Only existing characters are written out at the top of a html file.
- Rewrite of sum of files and sizes. Important for writing seperate html files for every character.
- The option -q has been implemented and allows for doing the procedures in a non case sensitive way.
- The option -j has been implemented. A html file with statistics can be written out.
- The manual has been updated.
- The option -c has been updated. Now this option can be used more
than only one time. So one is able to select file by different
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| Whats New|
|[2005-02-18] mp3riot version 1.3 released|
|[2004-10-08] mp3riot version 1.2 is out.|
|[2004-04-30] Added section Bridging|
|[2004-01-09] working progress on mp3riot version 1.2|
|Debianhas updated libyaml-libyaml-perl(code execution), udisks(privilege escalation), and wireshark(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated freeradius(F20; F19:
buffer overflow), imapsync(F19:
information leak), kernel(F19: three
vulnerabilities), php(F20: code execution), and v8(F20; F19: incorrect handling of popular pages).
Gentoohas updated libyaml(code execution).
Mageiahas updated mediawiki(multiple vulnerabilities) and wireshark(MG3; MG4: multiple vulnerabilities).
Mandrivahas updated gnutls(certificate verification issue), postgresql(multiple vulnerabilities), and subversion(denial of service).
openSUSEhas updated SSLCipherSuite(11.4: CRIME attack), fail2ban(13.1, 12.3: three vulnerabilities),
freeradius-server(13.1, 12.3: denial of
service), gnutls(11.4: two
vulnerabilities), phpMyAdmin(13.1, 12.3:
cross-site scripting), and postgresql92(13.1, 12.3: multiple vulnerabilities).
Ubuntuhas updated udisks, udisks2(privilege escalation).
|Security advisories for Monday|
|The 3.14-rc6kernel prepatch is out. Linus
says: "There haven't been any huge problems, but there's been quite a few
small bumps that shouldn't happen this late in the release cycle. And
rc6 is noticeably bigger than rc5 was, as well.
So I'm really hoping that the upcoming week will be calmer, because
otherwise I'll start thing rc8 and even rc9."|
|Kernel prepatch 3.14-rc6|
|Mozilla has announcedthat it is "transitioning Persona to community ownership"? or, in other
words, dropping development support for this identity management project.
"For a variety of reasons, Persona has received less adoption than we
were hoping for by this point. However, we do still believe that Persona
offers a unique and useful alternative to passwords, and we intend to
support it as such. Reducing the scope of Persona and stabilizing its core
APIs over the last quarter has shown us that adding more features was not
the way forward."(LWN reported on Personain March
|Mozilla cutting support for Persona|
|Greg Kroah-Hartman has released kernels 3.13.6and 3.10.33, each with the usual bevy of
updates and fixes.
|New stable kernels|
|Fedorahas updated libssh(F20: private key leak) and rubygem-actionpack(F20: multiple vulnerabilities).
Mageiahas updated chromium-browser-stable(multiple
vulnerabilities), and owncloud(multiple unspecified vulnerabilities).
Ubuntuhas updated imagemagick(12.04, 12.10, 13.10:
multiple vulnerabilities), kernel(12.04; 12.10; 13.10: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-quantal(multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-raring(multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-saucy(multiple vulnerabilities), and linux-ti-omap4(12.04; 12.10; 13.10: multiple vulnerabilities).
|Friday's security updates|
|The Linux Foundation has announcedthat it is building a massive open online course (MOOC) with edX, the non-profit learning platform created by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). "The Linux Foundation and edX are partnering to develop a MOOC program that will help address this issue by making basic Linux training materials available to all for free. Previously a $2,400 course, Introduction to Linuxwill be the first class available as a MOOC and will be free to anyone, anywhere. The Linux Foundation is among a new group of member organizations edX announced today who will contribute courses to the platform.
EdX?s MOOC?s are an increasingly popular way to provide for unlimited participation and open access to learning material to people anywhere in the world via the web. These programs also provide interactive users forums where students and professors can build communities, similar to the way in whichthe Linux community collaborates. MOOCs have recently generated enrollments for individual classes of 60,000 or more students."|
|Linux Foundation teams up with edX to build free online Linux course|
|The Calligra office suite has announced its 2.8 release. In addition to the Krita painting program's 2.8 release(which we reviewed in the March 6 edition of LWN), other components have new features and bug fixes as well. Words and Author gained support for document comments, Kexi (visual database tool) has many fixes and improvements based on user feedback, Sheets now has pivot tables, and so on. "There are also some general improvements in all apps. It is now possible to copy and paste any shape between any documents in Calligra applications. Moreover, copying and pasting of images and rich text is now more advanced."|
|Calligra 2.8 released|
|CentOShas updated subversion(C6; C5:
Fedorahas updated gnutls(F20; F19:
certificate validation botch) and kernel(F20: three vulnerabilities).
Mageiahas updated libssh(private key leak).
openSUSEhas updated gnutls(12.3: certificate validation botch), percona-toolkit, xtrabackup(13.1: code
execution), rubygems(13.1, 12.3: gems not
getting security updates), and subversion(12.3: denial of service).
Oraclehas updated subversion(OL6; OL5:
Red Hathas updated activemq(RH
OpenShift Enterprise: multiple vulnerabilities) and subversion(multiple vulnerabilities).
Scientific Linuxhas updated subversion(multiple vulnerabilities).
Slackwarehas updated sudo(privilege escalation).
Ubuntuhas updated EC2 kernel(10.04: multiple vulnerabilities), icedtea-web(13.10, 12.10, 12.04: insecure
tmpfile usage), kernel(10.04: multiple
vulnerabilities), and tomcat6, tomcat7(multiple vulnerabilities).
|Security updates for Thursday|
|The LWN.net Weekly Edition for March 6, 2014 is available.
|[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for March 6, 2014|
|Version 2.8 of the digital-painting application Kritahas been released.
The project recently formed its own backing foundation and has
undertaken a concerted effort to fund development through (among other
things) the sale of training materials, so a natural question might be
whether or not this new release shows any substantial gains that could
be attributed to the more formal project management. It is hard to
say for sure, of course, but the change does look like a win—the
new release includes a series of technical improvements as well as
practical contributions from Krita-using artists.
|[$] A thumbnail sketch of Krita 2.8|
|CentOShas updated gnutls(C6; C5:
certificate verification issue) and postgresql(C5: multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated perl-CGI-Application(F20; F19: information leak).
Gentoohas updated chromium(multiple vulnerabilities).
openSUSEhas updated chromium(13.1, 12.3: multiple vulnerabilities), gnutls(13.1: certificate verification issue),
and pidgin(11.4: multiple vulnerabilities).
Oraclehas updated postgresql(OL5: multiple vulnerabilities).
Red Hathas updated mongodb(denial of service), openstack-glance(information leak), openstack-nova(multiple vulnerabilities), openstack-packstack(insecure network
side-channel attack), and postgresql(RHEL5: multiple vulnerabilities).
Scientific Linuxhas updated postgresql(SL5: multiple vulnerabilities).
SUSEhas updated gnutls(SUSE CORE 9: certificate verification issue).
|Security updates for Wednesday|
|Something rather reminiscent of Apple's "goto fail;"bug has been found, but this
time it hits rather closer to home for the free software community since it
in GnuTLS. Certificate validation for
SSL/TLS has been
under some scrutiny lately, evidently to good effect. But this bug is
arguably much worse than Apple's, as it has allowed crafted certificates to
evade validation checks for all versions of GnuTLS ever released since that project
got started in late 2000.
|[$] A longstanding GnuTLS certificate validation botch|
the Krita painting application is out. New features include improved
tablet support, high-quality scaling, integration with the "Gemini"sketch
application, a new wrap-around mode, and much more.
|Krita 2.8.0 released|
|According to this
ars technica article, the GnuTLS library has a certificate validation
vulnerability that looks awfully similar to the recently patched Apple
hole. "This time, instead of a single misplaced 'goto fail' command,
the mistakes involve errors with several 'goto cleanup' calls. The GnuTLS
program, in turn, prematurely terminates code sections that are supposed to
establish secure TLS connections only after the other side presents a valid
X509 certificate signed by a trusted source. Attackers can exploit the
error by presenting vulnerable systems with a fraudulent certificate that
is never rejected, despite its failure to pass routine security
|Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping (ars technica)|
|Libby Clark talks
with Vojtech Pavlik, Director of SUSE Labs, about kGraft. "In this Q&A, Pavlik goes into more detail on SUSE's live kernel patching project; how the kGraft patch integrates with the Linux kernel; how it compares with other live-patching solutions; how developers will be able to use the upcoming release; and the project's interaction with the kernel community for upstream acceptance."|
|SUSE Labs Director Talks Live Kernel Patching with kGraft (Linux.com)|