Script – Random MP3 to Phone project nostalgia

What does it do?

It copies randomly a “number of mp3s” from my music folder to my Phone!


Do you still remember the times, when we used to collect mp3´s from our friends by connecting our hard drives (or during LAN-Parties), and often painlessly order, merge and label our collections?

Everybody had its own system, Genres, Alphabetical Orders, Atmospheres. We would use first Filenames and later ID3-Tags. Hours, Days, Months of just ordering our Collections, often without even listening to all of it. We knew the titles by heart and in which folder to find them, but never listened to them.

Sometimes we would just start up Winamp and push the Shuffle-Button.

Therefore, I have this huge Collection of mp3 on my Hard Drive, music from when I was 15 to now.

However, for sure, it would never fit on my Telephone and to be honest I don’t need to go around with all that Data Luggage.

So: This is a little program i wrote with the help of the internet (Stack Overflow mostly).

What does it do?

It copies randomly a “number of mp3s” from my music folder to my Phone!

Every few weeks I exchange the mp3´s with new ones, slowly progressing through my big music collection. Call it Nostalgia!

But not only this! The Program “saves”, which titles I already copied once and is taking them out of the equation! I can also manually change the titles, that will be excluded!

It isn’t the most “user-friendly” work I ever did, but let me explain step by step what to do!

I am happy if somebody else would take up the work and make it better!

Here is the Link to the full Instructable