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printing song lists.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dina, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. dina

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    i would like to be able to print my list of songs from winamp or morpheus's shared folder, with out having to type each song out one by one.....is there any way to do this?
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">Hi Dina. :)

    There are a number of ways to do what you ask:

    Using Print Screen will give you an image of your music list, but it will be totally uneditable if you decide to keep the list as a text file.
    To do so, open your shared music folder, then hit Print Screen on your keyboard.
    Open MS Paint, (or another photo editor), and select Edit > Paste.
    From there you can Save the image, or Print it.
    More info at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q196628

    Using MS-DOS will probably shorten most titles and add tilde's (according to the 8.3 rule), and it can get a little bit complicated, unless you're familiar with DOS.
    This article explains how to create a text file of the contents of a folder, from which you can select to Print: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q196158
    (There is also a way to send the contents directly to the printer, but I've forgotten how, exactly.)

    Here's a Registry trick: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article.asp?aid=14312

    And there are Programs out there that will print folder contents, (but I can't say for sure how well they work, having never tried them myself).
    Folder Printer: http://www.kmcsonline.com/fprinter.htm
    ExpPrint: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jdd/expprint.htm

    For Winamp, I think all you have to do is double-click the Misc button at the bottom of Winamp's Playlist, then select Generate HTML Playlist.
    This will create a list of all your Winamp music files on a web page, allowing you to Print, Save, or Copy and Paste to a word editor, such as NotePad or MS Word.
    Oh goody - I've found the directions: http://www.winamp.com/download/docs/index.jhtml?filenumber=120

    Other folks here may have more ideas and/or recommendations for you. :)</font>
     
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    The last one Signature wrote (thru winamp) is my favorite, thats what I use.

    However if you just want a simple text file to list your songs then open the command prompt (dos prompt) and cd to your mp3/morpheus/winamp shared directory. Then type this

    dir /s /b >mp3.txt

    It will put a list called mp3.txt of everything in that file
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">God, but my DOS is rusty... :p

    Thanks Ratfood, for refreshing me. :)
    I just made my own mp3.txt file after cd'ing to my C:\Signature\Music directory!
    (I'm all proud of myself now.) :D

    Um, I know what the "/s" is, but what's the "/b" for again?
    I seem to have forgotten, (if I ever even knew this switch to begin with). :rolleyes:

    P.S. The Winamp method was what I used to use too, but I haven't had Winamp for a while now.
    Maybe I'll go install it again...</font>
     
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    /b is bare format. No heading info or summary info/

    Type dir /? and you get a list of a whole buncha switches

    :)
     
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    pm from dina

    Dina , the easiest way is to add all your songs to the Winamp playlist by hitting the "add" then "add dir" keys, and selecting your mp3 directory. Then hit Ctrl+Alt+G keys and winamp will pop up a complete playlist that you can save and send to people.
     
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    Ratfood

    sry to bug u again, i got that part.....but im still a little confused as to how to edit the page after im on it ....or can i even edit it?
     
  8. Ratfood

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    Sure, if you have frontpage then you can edit it with that, there are several html editors out there, I don't know which one you have on your computer.

    I wouldnt mess with that though, if I were you. The easiest thing is probably to hit FILE then "save as.." and where it says "save as type.." pick TEXT FILE (.TXT). Then you can open it with notepad or wordpad or any word processor and edit it all you want. Does that make sense to ya?
     
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