Tuesday, September 1, 2009

mp3 Woes Introduction

So I downloaded some mp3 files of some speeches given in one of two languages - either English or Spanish. Unfortunately, the source of the files had URL-encoded the names of the files before putting them up on their server.

So, when I downloaded the files, it was into a directory in my iTunes folder. Then, I copied the files from my iTunes directory into c:\musicfiles, so I'd have a backup of the files to work against.

This left me with a folder structure like


The next article is going to show you how I wrote a quick little script to loop everything in a given directory and un-encode it.