ImportFeeds Plugin

The importfeeds plugin helps you keep track of newly imported music in your library.

To use the plugin, just put importfeeds on the plugins line in your configuration file. Then set a few options under the importfeeds: section in the config file.

The dir configuration option can be set to specify another folder than the default library directory.

The relative_to configuration option can be set to make the m3u paths relative to another folder than where the playlist is being written. If you’re using importfeeds to generate a playlist for MPD, you should set this to the root of your music library.

The absolute_path configuration option can be set to use absolute paths instead of relative paths. Some applications may need this to work properly.

Three different types of outputs coexist, specify the ones you want to use by setting the formats parameter:

  • m3u: catalog the imports in a centralized playlist. By default, the playlist is named imported.m3u. To use a different file, just set the m3u_name parameter inside the importfeeds config section.
  • m3u_multi: create a new playlist for each import (uniquely named by appending the date and track/album name).
  • link: create a symlink for each imported item. This is the recommended setting to propagate beets imports to your iTunes library: just drag and drop the dir folder on the iTunes dock icon.

Here’s an example configuration for this plugin:

    formats: m3u link
    dir: ~/imports/
    relative_to: ~/Music/
    m3u_name: newfiles.m3u