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Kyle
2009-12-31, 15:26
I realize I would have to edit the playlist to access the files on a different computer.

garym
2010-01-01, 07:57
Found this yesterday and tried it out (the GUI easy to use version). Works very nicely and once created the new playlists can be edited in a word processor to find/replace any info you need to if the file locations are different (C: vs D: etc.)

http://www.ericdaugherty.com/dev/itunesexport/

Kyle
2010-01-01, 20:22
Thanks! I'll give it a try.

Kyle
2010-02-19, 19:16
This program works well; however, my iTunes tracks are in the format "01 Track Name" while my SB playlists are "01 - Track Name". The only options for rectifying this that I can think of are to manually change each one or do a search/replace for each number 01 through whatever the highest track number exists in the playlist. Is there an easier way that I haven't thought of?

garym
2010-02-21, 06:56
This program works well; however, my iTunes tracks are in the format "01 Track Name" while my SB playlists are "01 - Track Name". The only options for rectifying this that I can think of are to manually change each one or do a search/replace for each number 01 through whatever the highest track number exists in the playlist. Is there an easier way that I haven't thought of?

I'm not sure I understand the problem. What do you mean the SB playlists are 01 - track name? Is it the hyphen that is different? And why does this cause a problem. I assume all the tracks have tags containing artist, album, name, etc.

alZmtbr
2010-02-21, 07:35
I don't get what the problem is... perhaps there is confusion as to what is displayed on the WEB UI, or SB display and what is contained in the m3u (playlist) files? One is display formatting ONLY, set by yourself, the other is to do with how you set your file/track format. I checked my playlist files and they are of the same format whether generated by iTunes, or SBS. Agreed tho, that if you're trying to make them 'portable', then the drive and directory structure may have to change - but why not try and make those the same?


I'm not sure I understand the problem. What do you mean the SB playlists are 01 - track name? Is it the hyphen that is different? And why does this cause a problem. I assume all the tracks have tags containing artist, album, name, etc.

Kyle
2010-02-21, 07:52
The playlist converts from iTunes without the hyphens in the track listings. Unless I manually enter the hyphens, Squeezecenter says the playlist is empty.

garym
2010-02-21, 07:58
The playlist converts from iTunes without the hyphens in the track listings. Unless I manually enter the hyphens, Squeezecenter says the playlist is empty.

Hmmm, I'm not much help as I don't actually use this program to transfer playlists (I use erland's plugins to create playlists within SB). But if the hyphen being left out is replaced with a space, and now you have 3 contiguous spaces in the file names within the playlist file, couldn't you use a text editor (WORD?) to do a find and replace (replace 3 spaces with one space,hyphen, then another space. If this works, you could edit the entire playlist with a couple of mouse clicks. You could play around with this to see if it works. But I suspect there must be some other setting or way to make sure the playlist transfers over.

Kyle
2010-02-21, 08:23
When the playlist converts from iTunes, there is only the track number, one space and the title, like this: "01 Come Together". Unfortunately, there is no extra space to facilitate the kind of find and replace you suggest. I wonder if there is some control in iTunes that would provide identical formatting of the playlist?

usch
2010-02-21, 09:25
What's the actual file name on your disk?

What is the file location and name shown in the SBS web UI?

What is the file location and name shown by iTunes at the bottom of the first tab when you right-click the track and bring up the information dialog?

garym
2010-02-21, 09:27
Yeah, I see that on my end (lack of hyphens). But i'm not sure that's really the problem. Are you sure that the drive/directory/subdirectory of the song location is correct in the playlist created with the program?

Kyle
2010-02-21, 11:08
Yes, I edited the paths using find/replace, but it was only after fixing the hyphen issue that the playlist would work. Unfortunately, there is no easy find/replace function to fix the hyphens.

garym
2010-02-21, 11:26
I'm away from home, so can't test creating a playlist from itunes to try in SbS. I'll try to remember to test this tomorrow on my machine.

padzster
2010-02-23, 09:35
I've using PlaylistCreator3. When in Itunes select all the tracks in the playlist and drag over to PlaylistCreator. Will then do the job for you. The only other thing I had to do was open the file in notepad and replace M:\ with \\qmultimedia\music for my NAS.
Hope this helps.