m3u2mp3 for Mac

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Drop one or more M3U files on it, and it will fetch all the MP3s referenced in the M3U(s).





M3U files are simple text files used to "stream" MP3 files. You can find them at many excellent sites like CD Baby and Magnatune. Sometimes, you might want to keep the real MP3 file, instead of just streaming it. This program (m3u2mp3) does just that!

m3u2mp3 runs as is on Mac OS X. You can can drop one or more M3U files on it, and it will fetch all the MP3s referenced in the M3U(s).

If you use Finder's Get Info to associate an M3U file (or all M3U files!) with this app, you can just double-click on the M3U file(s) to launch them with m3u2mp3 and download the MP3s. If you'd like to edit the underlying Perl script in this app, open the app's package contents and then edit Contents/Resources/script.

Using the Perl script (on all platforms, including Mac OS X) should be just as easy. You will need Perl installed as well as a "downloader" like wget or curl. The default is wget; if you want to use curl or some other tool, edit the line in the script that sets the $DOWNLOADER variable (for curl, set it to something like curl --remote-name).

You can use m3u2mp3 from the command-line with the name of the M3U file(s) as arguments.

Look at that DropHandler registry script before installing it, to make sure your Perl is in the location specified (C:Perlbin) and to be sure you won't be missing any other actions previously associated with .pl files.

I know many people are nervous about anything to do with the Registry, but this is a straight-forward file-association/drop-handler script that matches exactly what I do to my Registry all the time.

The Mac version of m3u2mp3 was created with Platypus. The icon for the Mac app (and for M3U files associated with the app) come from mattahan's Umicons volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 (permission granted).
Last updated on February 15th, 2014

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