NanoFibre - for sensible generation of iPod playlists

I got a 4GB nano recently – nice, but my 18GB of music doesn’t fit no matter how hard you squeeze.
Sure, iTunes can generate a nano-sized playlist for you, but if you happen to want to listen to full albums then you’re stuck with manually populating the list. This utterly sucks, and is completely counter to the way the iPod should work.

So, I ended up creating a little app that can generate random album-based playlists. You can specify how big a playlist you want, and optionally install a launch agent daemon that will regenerate a playlist for you every night.

It’s very much a needs-based app at the moment – eg I don’t need an uninstaller for the launch agent, so there isn’t one. I don’t need to be able to specify a set of songs that must be included, so you can’t. I don’t need it to display ripples/smoke/gravity waves around the window while it generates a playlist, so…umm…it doesn’t.

I’m including the source with this app in the hope that anyone who does have an uncatered-for need might fix it themselves and send me the changes.

Download it, and let me know how it goes.

Update : Ooops. I uploaded a broken version that effectively just created a random playlist for you, without bothering to make albums out of them. Not so useful…

Try this instead

· 2006-11-29 ·

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