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Hi there,

I am wondering if any one can guide me on this request. I have a file server and I would like to make a report of all the mov, mp3 or all media files on this file server. I do the manual search but can not save or export the search in an excel file. If there is an easy way of doing this will be highly appreciated.

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by:bullmonkey
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create a playlist in your media player and save the playlist then:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/bonuspack/powertoys.aspx#excel


job done '-)
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by:bullmonkey
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P.S.
 this palylist must include all of your media so if you have a whole heap of media prepare for a reasonably lengthy wait
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by:Zak
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I am not sure how to create the play list. Looks complicated.
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by:Zak
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Is there any other way to do this perhaps through a batch file or script.
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by:bullmonkey
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the playlist is created merely by lining up everything in your library as if it is about to play and then saving this list as an asx

creating a batch file or script will be much more complicated for you
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To export a playlist from Windows Media Player

   1. In Windows Media Player, click Media Library, and then expand My Playlists to display the playlists that you have created.
   2. Click the playlist you want to export.
   3. On the File menu, click Export Playlist to File.
   4. Select the folder where you want to save the file.
   5. In File name, enter a name for the file, and then click Save.
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To import a playlist into Excel,

   1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP, and then click Windows Media Player Playlist Import to Excel.
   2. Depending on your security settings, you may get a Security Warning dialog box. If so, click Enable Macros to continue.
   3. Follow the instructions in the Windows Media Playlist Import Tool dialog box. (If you have already exported the playlist, you can skip step 3 in the Import Tool dialog box.)

Note   Very large playlists may need to be separated into smaller playlists before they can be imported. Depending on the amount of track information in your playlist file, Excel can usually import playlists with up to approximately 4000 items.
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by:Zak
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Ok thank you.
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by:Zak
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To import the play list is well explained on the link. My issue is I am doing this for multiple file servers and I do not know the location of these files. Thats the purpose of why I need to search the content and make the report. Any ways thanks for your help.
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by:Zak
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This is not the solution I was looking for but for additional knowledge this was a good example
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