Saturday, February 13, 2016

Winamp Spotify Treasure hunting

Back in the days when WinAmp was huge (So was tripod and geocities), WinAmp users like to share their playlist. Most of these playlist are still available online through googling and a lot of them are actually good throwback playlist. With that in mind, I created a javascript script that would change the winamp playlist (pure text) into a spotify search link.

An example of this, say you liked the 90s rock scene. You would google "winamp playlist pearl jam silverchair" and some of the results will return with the title "Winamp Generated PlayList" and these are what we would like to treasure hunt on. Then
Click on of the result.
Right click anywhere in the page, select Inspect (Chrome) or Inspect Element (Firefox)
Select the Console
Paste this
$$('ul font small')[0].innerHTML = $$('ul font small')[0].innerHTML.split('<br>').map((val) => { return '<a style="color:white" href="spotify:search:' + encodeURIComponent(val) + '">' + val + '</a>'; }).join('<br>');
Hit enter and enjoy :)

Example playlists: