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|
|The Debian Project recently learned that community member Peter Miller died
last July. "Peter was a relative newcomer to the Debian project, but his
contributions to Free and Open Source Software goes back the the late
1980s. Peter was significant contributor to GNU gettext as well as being
the main upstream author and maintainer of other projects that ship as
part of Debian, including, but not limited to srecord, aegis and cook.
Peter was also the author of the paper "Recursive Make Considered
|Debian Project mourns the loss of Peter Miller|
|Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"is due to be released this week. That marks
10 years of Ubuntu releases, beginning with Ubuntu 4.10"Warty Warthog".
In this articleMark Shuttleworth announces the name of what will the 15.04 release.
"This verbose tract is a venial vanity, a chance to vector verbal vibes, a map of verdant hills to be climbed in months ahead. Amongst those peaks I expect we?ll find new ways to bring secure, free and fabulous opportunities for both developers and users. This is a time when every electronic thing can be an Internet thing, and that?s a chance for us to bring our platform, with its security and its long term support, to a vast and important field. In a world where almost any device can be smart, and also subverted, our shared efforts to make trusted and trustworthy systems might find fertile ground. So our goal this next cycle is to show the way past a simple Internet of things, to a world of Internet things-you-can-trust."|
|Shuttleworth: V is for Vivid|
|The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project have announced the
opening of nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards. The
Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free
Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit. "In the case of both awards, previous winners are not eligible for
nomination, but renomination of other previous nominees is encouraged.
Only individuals are eligible for nomination for the Advancement of
Free Software Award (not projects), and only projects can be nominated
for the Social Benefit Award (not individuals). For a list of previous
winners, please visit https://www.fsf.org/awards."|
|The FSF opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards|
|Debianhas updated iceweasel(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated glibc(F19:
multiple vulnerabilities), gnome-shell(F20: lock screen bypass), kernel(F19:
multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2(F20:
denial of service), openssl(F20; F19: multiple vulnerabilities), openstack-glance(F20: denial of service), and torque(F20; F19: authentication bypass).
openSUSEhas updated bash(13.1; 12.3:
Oraclehas updated libxml2(OL6: denial of service).
|Security advisories for Monday|
|In a relatively predictable move, Linus has released 3.18-rc1and closed the 3.18 merge window
sooner than expected. He has, however, said that he will be more than
usually open to post-rc1 pull requests from people who "grovel a
bit.""There is also at least one pull request that I am
hoping to get asap and planning on still pulling, ie I'm very much still
hoping to get overlayfs finally merged."In the end, 9,711
non-merge changesets found their way into the mainline repository during
this merge window.
|Kernel prepatch 3.18-rc1|
|Linux Voice has an interviewwith Canonical's Thomas Voß, the technical architect of the Mir display server. The interview deals largely with background topics, such as the Mir team's decision to standardize on an API rather than define a protocol, and the various languages to support. "Obviously there are disadvantages to having only one graphics language, but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. And I think that?s a common theme in the industry. Android made the same decision to go that way. Even Wayland to a certain degree has been doing that. They have to support EGL and GL, simply because it?s very convenient for app developers and toolkit developers ? an open graphics language. That was the part that inspired us, and we wanted to have this one graphics language and support it well."|
|Interview: Thomas Voß of Mir (Linux Voice)|
|CentOShas updated openssl(C5: protocol downgrade) and
openssl(C6, C7: multiple vulnerabilities).
Debianhas updated openssl(multiple vulnerabilities).
Fedorahas updated firefox(F20: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.7.0-openjdk(F20: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.8.0-openjdk(F20: multiple vulnerabilities), kernel(F20: multiple vulnerabilities), php-ZendFramework(F19; F20: multiple vulnerabilities),
and thunderbird(F20: multiple vulnerabilities).
Oraclehas updated cups(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), file(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), firefox(O5; O6: multiple vulnerabilities),
glibc(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.6.0-openjdk(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.7.0-openjdk(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), krb5(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2(O7: denial of service), openssh(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), openssl(O5; O6; O7: multiple vulnerabilities), thunderbird(O6: multiple vulnerabilities), and trousers(O6: denial of service).
Red Hathas updated java-1.6.0-sun(multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.7.0-oracle(multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2(RHEL6,7: denial of service), openssl(RHEL5: protocol downgrade), openssl(RHEL6,7: multiple vulnerabilities),
and rsyslog7(RHEL6: denial of service).
Scientific Linuxhas updated openssl(SL5: protocol downgrade) and openssl(SL6,7:multiple vulnerabilities ).
Ubuntuhas updated openjdk-6(10.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities) and openssl(multiple vulnerabilities).
|Friday's security updates|
|Ian Jackson has resurrected the general resolution prohibiting Debian
packages from depending on a single init system. This resolution failed to
obtain enough seconds to proceed to a vote back in March, but this time
more seconds have appeared and a vote will take place after the two-week
discussion period. The initial discussion suggests that there is some
support for the idea, but that not everybody
appreciates seeing this resolution just before the jessie release is
supposed to go into a freeze.
|The Debian init system general resolution returns|
releaseof the Docker container system is available.
"First up, in this release, the Docker Engine will now automatically
verify the provenance and integrity of all Official Repos using digital
signatures. Official Repos are Docker images curated and optimized by the
Docker community to be the best building blocks for assembling distributed
applications. A valid signature provides an added level of trust by
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|Docker 1.3 released|
|The Red Hat Developer Blog has an
article about the undefined behavior sanitizerthat was a part of the
GCC 4.9 release. "One of the most important [checks] is the signed
integer overflow checking. The practice shows that this undefined behavior
is very common in real programs. Ubsan is able to check that the result of
addition, subtraction, multiplication and negation does not overflow in
|GCC Undefined Behavior Sanitizer ? ubsan (RH Developer Blog)|
4.0of the Tor Browser is now available. "The primary user-facing change since the 3.6 series is the transition to Firefox 31-ESR.
More importantly for censored users who were using 3.6, the 4.0 series also
features the addition of three versions of the meek pluggable transport. In
fact, we believe that both meek-amazon and meek-azure will work in China
today, without the need to obtain bridge addresses."|
|Tor Browser 4.0 released|
|CentOShas updated thunderbird(C5: multiple vulnerabilities).
Debianhas updated drupal7(SQL injection) and wpa(code execution).
Fedorahas updated php-ZendFramework2(F21: multiple
vulnerabilities) and rsyslog(F20; F21:
denial of service).
Oraclehas updated firefox(O7: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.6.0-openjdk(O5: multiple vulnerabilities), and
java-1.7.0-openjdk(O5; O7: multiple vulnerabilities).
Red Hathas updated flash-plugin(RHEL5, RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities) and thunderbird(RHEL5, RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities).
Slackwarehas updated openssl(multiple vulnerabilities).
Ubuntuhas updated mysql-5.5(12.04, 14.04: multiple vulnerabilities).
|Thursday's security updates|
|The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 16, 2014 is available.
|[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 16, 2014|
|Very few presenters at technical conferences come equipped with gallons of
water and a small inflatable swimming pool to contain it. But that is just
how Stephen Hemminger showed up at the 2014 Linux Plumbers
Conference. Stephen was there to talk about the current state of the
fight against bufferbloat; while there was some good news to share, the sad
fact is that, in a number of areas, we are still all wet.
|[$] A damp discussion of network queuing|
|Greg Kroah-Hartman has released four kernel updates: 3.17.1, 3.16.6, 3.14.22, and 3.10.58. All contain the usual set of
|Stable kernel updates|