Playlist Exporter beaTlet

A PlayListExporter is a component that beaTunes uses to export a playlist to a file. To see it in action, just right/control-click on a beaTunes playlist and choose Export Playlist... Built-in are exporters for the formats XSPF and M3U, but pretty much any format is possible. Perhaps you need to process detected keys in a spread sheet and therefore need to export CSV? Whatever you want—you just need to write an appropriate exporter.

Sample Playlist Exporter

To give you an idea of how such an exporter can be written, here's one that simply lists all the songs in a playlist in HTML. As always, the code is simple and pretty self-explanatory:

# JRuby

require 'java'

class HTMLPlayListExporter

    # The interface we need to implement.
    include Java::com.tagtraum.beatunes.library.PlayListExporter

    # Lowercase file extension (without the '.').
    def getFileExtension()
        "html"
    end

    # Very short description for this exporter.
    # Starting with beaTunes 4.6, this method is optional.
    def getDescription()
        "HTML"
    end

    # Lets you provide an id for this exporter.
    # The id may be used for referring to an instance of this exporter
    # in persistent configuration files.
    def getId()
        "jruby.htmlplaylistexporter"
    end

    # Exports the given playlist to the given file.
    #
    # file to write to
    # playlist to export
    # progressListener that lets you report... well, progress
    def export(file, playList, progressListener)
        f = nil
        begin
            f = File.new(file.toString, "w")
            f.write("<html>\n<body>\n<h1>#{playList.getName}</h1>\n<ol>\n")
            playList.getSongs.each{ |song|
                f.write("<li>#{song.getName}</li>\n")
            }
            f.write("</ol>\n</body>\n</html>\n")
        ensure
            if (!f.nil?)
                f.close
            end
        end
    end
end

# Jython

from com.tagtraum.beatunes.library import PlayListExporter

# This example should use the codecs module, but due to
# http://bugs.jython.org/issue1722
# this isn't possible.

class HTMLPlayListExporter(PlayListExporter):

    # Lowercase file extension (without the '.').
    def getFileExtension(self):
        return "html"

    # Due to http://bugs.jython.org/issue2403 the interface
    # default methods getId() and getDescription()
    # cannot be overridden. :-(

    # Exports the given playlist to the given file.
    #
    # file to write to
    # playlist to export
    # progressListener that lets you report... well, progress
    def export(self, file, playList, progressListener):
        f = None
        try:
            f = open(file.toString(), 'w')
            f.write("<html>\n<body>\n<h1>%s</h1>\n<ol>\n" % (playList.getName().encode('UTF-8')))
            for song in playList.getSongs():
                f.write("<li>%s</li>\n" % (song.getName().encode('UTF-8')))
            f.write("</ol>\n</body>\n</html>\n")
        finally:
            if (f is not None):
                f.close()

// Groovy

import java.io.File
import com.tagtraum.core.ProgressListener
import com.tagtraum.beatunes.library.PlayListExporter
import com.tagtraum.beatunes.library.PlayList

class HTMLPlayListExporter implements PlayListExporter {

    // Lowercase file extension (without the '.').
    def String getFileExtension() {
        "html"
    }

    // Very short description for this exporter.
    // Starting with beaTunes 4.6, this method is optional.
    def String getDescription() {
        "HTML"
    }

    // Lets you provide an id for this exporter.
    // The id may be used for referring to an instance of this exporter
    // in persistent configuration files.
    def String getId() {
        "groovy.htmlplaylistexporter"
    }

    // Exports the given playlist to the given file.
    //
    // file to write to
    // playlist to export
    // progressListener that lets you report... well, progress
    def void export(File file, PlayList playList, ProgressListener progressListener) {
        file.withWriter { f ->
            f.writeLine("<html>\n<body>\n<h1>${playList.getName()}</h1>\n<ol>")
            playList.getSongs().each() { song ->
                f.writeLine("<li>${song.getName()}</li>")
            }
            f.writeLine("</ol>\n</body>\n</html>")
        }
    }
}

// JavaScript

/*
 * These type vars basically act as imports for Java classes.
 */
var PlayListExporter = Java.type("com.tagtraum.beatunes.library.PlayListExporter");
var FileWriter = Java.type("java.io.FileWriter");

var beatlet = new PlayListExporter() {

    /* Lowercase file extension (without the '.'). */
    getFileExtension: function() {
        return "html";
    },

    /*
     * Very short description for this exporter.
     * Starting with beaTunes 4.6, this method is optional.
     */
    getDescription: function() {
        return "HTML";
    },

    /*
     * Lets you provide an id for this exporter.
     * The id may be used for referring to an instance of this exporter
     * in persistent configuration files.
     */
    getId: function() {
        return "Javascript.HTMLPlayListExporter";
    },

    /*
     * Exports the given playlist to the given file.
     *
     * file to write to
     * playlist to export
     * progressListener that lets you report... well, progress
     */
    export: function(file, playList, progressListener) {
        var writer = new FileWriter(file.toString());
        try {
            writer.write("<html>\n<body>\n<h1>" + playList.getName() + "</h1>\n<ol>\n");
            playList.getSongs().forEach(function(song) {
            writer.write("<li>" + song.getName() + "</li>\n");
            });
            writer.write("</ol>\n</body>\n</html>\n")
        } finally {
            writer.close();
        }
    }
}

// Put "beatlet" into the last line, so that it is returned to beaTunes
// when this script is eval'd.
beatlet;

Want something a little more visual? Check out the song context view sample code.

Other beaTlet samples:

All sample beaTlets are also on GitHub .