current version is: 1.5.1


m3uMaker is a bash script that generates an m3u playlist with the files under a given directory. The cool stuff, however, are the extra features, which include:


First of all, download the sources for both the script itself (from here) and the auxiliary file (there is a xmms version and a amarok version available). m3uMaker works perfectly without the auxiliary file, you will need it only if you want to use the one-click thing on konqueror, but, believe me, all konqueror users want it!

Place the script under /usr/bin and the auxiliary file under /usr/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/ (this may not be the correct path in your case, just search for other .desktop files and place it there).

Done! Wasn't that easy?

Ok, now how does it work?

If you have installed the auxiliary file, open Konqueror and right-click on a folder and check the actions menu. There will be an option called Create m3u playlist with three sub-menus: nothing else, enqueue it and play it.

If you have installed just the script, then go to a terminal and type:

$ m3uMaker -h

This will print a help text with a description of all available options. It should be enough to get you going.

Copyright Information

This is free software, but before you change and/or distribute it, you must check the copyright notice; just run:

$ m3uMaker -c

Here is the resulting output:

copyleft 2004-2007 Ricardo Birmann
This is free software and is distributed under the terms of
the GNU General Public Liscence. You are encouraged to change
and/or distribute it under the terms of such liscence, which
can be found at: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

For bug reports, email me at ricardobirmann(at)ricardobirmann.com

I'd be happy to see any modifications you've made to this
program, so please email me if you have changed it...

Feedback, support and bug reports

If need any extra help or want to let me know of a bug, please email me at ricardobirmann at ricardobirmann dot com.

Also, if you like m3uMaker and/or find it useful, please send me an email to tell me about it, it is always good to have some positive feedback.