[MPlayer-users] playlist file syntax

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Dec 8 04:50:37 CET 2004

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 06:20:39PM -0800, Jessica Johnson wrote:
> Hi all,
> The docs say that the playlist format is one file per line. So it doesn't 
> seem to be possible to make a playlist file that includes a playtree.  
> (Correct me if I'm wrong here.)  It would be useful to be able to specify, 
> say
> { "song1.mp3" "song2.mp3" }
> { "song3.mp3" }
> in a playlist file.
> I've been thinking of modifying the source to expand the accepted syntax of 
> a playlist file.  Is this something other people would be interested in?  
> Any core developers want to comment on the likelihood of this patch being 
> accepted?

it won't be accepted, because it makes it impossible to play a
playlist with a file named '{ "song1.mp3" "song2.mp3" }' in it!
there'd at least have to be an alternate format that you specify

btw how is this useful? the only point of playtree is for assigning
options to groups of files, right? otherwise a playlist is just as


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