album list of mp3s?
August 21, 2005 9:31 AM   Subscribe

How do I create a text file of the artists and albums I have on my PC?

I do not want a full track list, just the artists and albums.
posted by alball to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
Windows, I assume?

Are they all in the same folder? With subfolders?
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:48 AM on August 21, 2005

dir /ad /s > list.txt (depending on how orginized you are).
posted by Mach5 at 9:48 AM on August 21, 2005

Response by poster: they are in a folder on the server called cds, then in folders by artists, then by cds
posted by alball at 10:11 AM on August 21, 2005

Response by poster: I just want a little program that searches my music folder and creates a list of all my cds, oreder by artist, then cd title. I would think this is a pretty standard thing to do,eh?
posted by alball at 10:16 AM on August 21, 2005

Did you try mach5's suggestion?
posted by RustyBrooks at 10:34 AM on August 21, 2005

iTunes can export the relevant info about your collection into an Excel file using the "Export song list..." feature.
posted by arco at 10:40 AM on August 21, 2005

Best answer: you could use winamp - get the album list plugin, load up your albums and then use the 'generate html list' function (under right-click). You'll get a list like this
posted by juniorbonner at 10:58 AM on August 21, 2005

Response by poster: mach 5 suggestion did not work
posted by alball at 10:59 AM on August 21, 2005

The two music players I use - foobar and MusicMatch - both can do this (foobar with a plug-in called Album List - see but, of course, you need to have your music loaded up in these players.
posted by TheRaven at 11:40 AM on August 21, 2005

Oidua makes a list that looks like this. Sounds like what you are looking for.
posted by daveirl at 11:42 AM on August 21, 2005

nice collection juniorbonner
posted by monkeyman at 12:13 PM on August 21, 2005

I use a piece of freeware called ">MPEG Audio Collection. It will scan your folders of music files and generate a text report of various formats. You can have it incorporate the folder names or just use the tags. It has a number of different ways to generate the reports.

Sample Output
posted by Rhomboid at 1:44 AM on August 22, 2005

Grr, broken link. MPEG Audio Collection
posted by Rhomboid at 1:45 AM on August 22, 2005

mediamonkey. Outstanding free version.
posted by thewhynotgirl at 11:14 AM on August 23, 2005

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