Creating cue playlists for a list of mp3 files from a folder

    Very often, after downloading controversial music from torrents, I see that the author of the distribution either did not register the tags in mp3, or did not register them correctly. If I fix these mp3-files and write normal tags in them, then I will not be able to sit just downloaded. Which is not very good. On the other hand, I collect my music statistics in and I want to keep the tags up to date. There is, of course, the option to copy the music you just downloaded to a separate place and fix the tags there, but it's somehow unsportsmanlike.

    The first ten times I created a cue playlist manually, but then I remembered that I still had to do with programming and wrote a small Perl script that creates a cue playlist from the list of mp3 files. Now you can change information about the artist, album, song names in it, without physically touching mp3-shki. These playlists are readily readable by foobar.

    The script has one parameter: pattern - the code that is executed for each file. In this code fragment, the variables $ track, $ title and $ performer should be set - this is the track number, song name and artist, respectively.
    For example, for file names like “22. Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops.mp3 »script should be called like this:
    perl c: \ util \ "--pattern = ($ track, $ title, $ performer) = $ f = ~ / (\ d \ d) \. (. +) - (. +) \. mp3 /; " >> playlist.cue
    It is believed that the playlist.cue file already contains album information.

    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Getopt :: Long;
    my ($ track, $ performer, $ title);
    my $ pattern = '($ track, $ title) = $ f = ~ / (\ d *) - (. +) \. mp3 /';
    GetOptions ("pattern = s" => \ $ pattern);
    for my $ f (<*. mp3>) {
    eval ($ pattern);
    print <

    As a result of the script, it turns out something like (the header was written manually):
    REM GENRE Motown
    REM DATE 1992
    PERFORMER "Various Artists"
    TITLE "Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971 (disc 1)"  
       FILE "01. Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong.mp3" MP3
    	TITLE "Money (That's What I Want)"
    	PERFORMER "Barrett Strong"
    	INDEX 01 00:00:00
      FILE "02. Shop Around - The Miracles.mp3" MP3
    	TITLE "Shop Around"
    	PERFORMER "The Miracles"
    	INDEX 01 00:00:00
      FILE "03. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes.mp3" MP3
    	TITLE "Please Mr. Postman"
    	PERFORMER "The Marvelettes"
    	INDEX 01 00:00:00
      FILE "04. Jamie - Eddie Holland.mp3" MP3
    	TITLE "Jamie"
    	PERFORMER "Eddie Holland"
    	INDEX 01 00:00:00

    Now the names of tracks and artists can be corrected without affecting the original mp3-shki.

    In this way, you can leave on distribution even those mp3 files whose tags do not suit you.

    Corrections, comments and normal simple solutions to the problem are welcome.

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