track-time.pl

DESCRIPTION | SAMPLE INPUT | USAGE | SAMPLE OUTPUT | WHY? | DOWNLOADS | AUTHOR

DESCRIPTION

track-time.pl is useful for planning tape recording sessions... ;)

it takes text file with track-lists and calculate tracks time. it can recognize tape side labels similar to:

side A
side B
tape 1
tape 2
etc.
it looks for minutes:seconds pattern on each line, sums them and report at the end of the file or at the end each "side"/"tape" chapter.

SAMPLE INPUT

Sample input file could look like this:

side A: rock
threshold -- ashes -- 6:49
spock's beard -- something very strange -- 8:23
the tangent -- tech support guy -- 5:50
anathema -- untouchable part 1 -- 6:14
rush -- the wreckers -- 5:01
ozric tentacles -- lemon kush -- 6:15
arena -- one last au revoir -- 4:37
side B: slow
the tangent -- skipping the distance -- 8:55
van der graaf generator -- house with no door -- 6:03
arena -- what if -- 4:34
jethro tull -- budapest -- 10:05
eureka -- going home -- 5:10
syn -- city of dreams -- 9:38
side C: extra
van der graaf generator -- killer -- 8:07

USAGE

track-time.pl progressive-tape-1.txt

SAMPLE OUTPUT

side A: rock
=============
         6:49 -- threshold -- ashes -- 6:49
         8:23 -- spock's beard -- something very strange -- 8:23
         5:50 -- the tangent -- tech support guy -- 5:50
         6:14 -- anathema -- untouchable part 1 -- 6:14
         5:01 -- rush -- the wreckers -- 5:01
         6:15 -- ozric tentacles -- lemon kush -- 6:15
         4:37 -- arena -- one last au revoir -- 4:37
        43:09
side B: slow
=============
         8:55 -- the tangent -- skipping the distance -- 8:55
         6:03 -- van der graaf generator -- house with no door -- 6:03
         4:34 -- arena -- what if -- 4:34
        10:05 -- jethro tull -- budapest -- 10:05
         5:10 -- eureka -- going home -- 5:10
         9:38 -- syn -- city of dreams -- 9:38
        44:25
side C: extra
==============
         8:07 -- van der graaf generator -- killer -- 8:07
         8:07

WHY?

I've never believed I will return to cassette tapes in 2013 :) and for some reasons... et voila!

I dusted off my SONY TC-K590 3-head tape deck, changed the wide belt and the main motor, found forgotten, brand new TDK SA90 cassette and recorded few songs from the CDs on my desk.

planning track-lists for both sides led to creation of track-time.pl and the next 90 minutes for the web site and listening yet again of the songs mentioned in the SAMPLEs chapters.

so "never" seems to happen a bit frequently... :))

DOWNLOADS

COPYING 17`976 bytes
Jul 21, 2021
logo.jpg 72`340 bytes
Jul 21, 2021
progressive-tape-1.txt 562 bytes
Jul 21, 2021
README 2`971 bytes
Jul 30, 2021
track-time-20130717.tar.gz 8`633 bytes
Jul 21, 2021
track-time-20130720.tar.gz 23`498 bytes
Jul 21, 2021
track-time-screenshot.png 14`352 bytes
Jul 21, 2021
track-time.rename to pl.txt 1`146 bytes
Jul 21, 2021

AUTHOR

Vladi Belperchinov-Shabanski "Cade"
<cade@noxrun.com> <cade@bis.bg> <cade@cpan.org>
http://cade.datamax.bg