Off topic: P1i playlist creator

This is a bit off topic but I thought that some of you might be interested anyway. If you don’t have a Sony Ericsson P1i or similar, you can stop reading now.

I like to listen to audio books on my Sony Ericsson P1i but it is a bit problematic since the phone doesn’t support normal playlists with relative addresses and you cannot select a directory and play all files in the directory either. This is problematic when you have an audio book that you have ripped from your bought CD box since you don’t want to play the tracks in any order.

The phone also requires the absolute path of the playlist to use the drive “D:” and nothing else. This is very strange and I think it is a big flaw with an otherwise good phone.

To ease my troubles I created a small program that can create the m3u files in the correct format to support the P1i and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t share it since it only took an hour or two to create.

Just copy the directory with the mp3:s to the memory stick and run the program and select the directory and enter a fitting name for the m3u file and click run. The m3u file is created. Enjoy.

Not much CRM or SharePoint but it’s free! Right?

Gustaf Westerlund
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Architect