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20761Re: [PBML] itunes hacking perl +xml help needed

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  • Jarrod
    Mar 31, 2005
      It sounds like the XML part of this problem could be made manageable
      with the Perl module XML::Parser. I am using it for some stuff right now
      and it is pretty nice. In reference to the changes being lost upon the
      opening of iTunes I am not sure what would solve this. For some reason
      locking the file comes to mind. If there isn't a method in one of the
      iTunes modules for doing this outside of flock() I would like to know.
      Hope I was of some help.

      ateeq wrote:

      > Folks!
      > I hope everyone is having a merry and wildly fun day!!!!
      > I have a huge collection of hindi film songs(2000 odd) that I need to
      > go through and tag one by one using the itunes interface. Needless to
      > say, I am baulking at the prospect{i am lazy}. I know that if I can get
      > into the xml file that comes with itunes and make those edits there
      > using simple pattern matching, my work can become easier and more
      > interesting to boot. However, when I do make changes in the xml (keeping
      > itunes closed) , they are lost when I open the application again.
      > Has anyone encountered a similar predicament and used PERL to solve it?
      > If so, could you point me in the right direction? There are so many
      > modules in CPAN called itunes something or other, but I am not really
      > getting them{idiot too}.
      > I would appreciate some sage advice from the group.
      > thanks
      > ateeq ahmad
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