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Re: DOS DIR and length

  1. #1


    +Bob+ Guest

    Re: DOS DIR and length

    On Tue, 12 May 2009 12:19:23 -0400, Tim Slattery <Slattery_T@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >AFAIK, you don't. The "dir" command can retrieve file attributes that
    >are stored in the directory entry: hidden, system, archive, read-only.
    >Getting the time from an mp3 file involves reading the file and
    >parsing the contents. That's beyond dir's capabilities.
    You can approximate it by calculating against the file size parameter.
    Run a few MP3's, average the time they take vs size, set up a
    calculation in the spreadsheet.


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  2. #2


    Mike Brannigan Guest

    Re: DOS DIR and length

    "+Bob+" <nomailplease@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Tue, 12 May 2009 12:19:23 -0400, Tim Slattery <Slattery_T@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >

    >>AFAIK, you don't. The "dir" command can retrieve file attributes that
    >>are stored in the directory entry: hidden, system, archive, read-only.
    >>Getting the time from an mp3 file involves reading the file and
    >>parsing the contents. That's beyond dir's capabilities.
    >
    > You can approximate it by calculating against the file size parameter.
    > Run a few MP3's, average the time they take vs size, set up a
    > calculation in the spreadsheet.
    >
    And this will only be valid if all the MP3s were ripped at the same bitrate

    --

    Mike Brannigan


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