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MacBytes
Apr 6, 2004, 11:36 AM
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Link: Export your iTunes Song List Without Making a Mess of Text (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040406123633)
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Don't panic
Apr 6, 2004, 02:06 PM
I don't know about the mentioned script, but if you export it as text and then open it with excel you get a perfect table, sortable and all.
it takes maybe 5 secs.
even easier, just copy and past into excel.
cheers

iBrodie
Apr 6, 2004, 02:37 PM
Well everytime I exported it did that stupid mess of text and im happy with this, I just tryed it out and it works great, and its very fast!

Rock On

wrldwzrd89
Apr 6, 2004, 04:25 PM
I don't know about the mentioned script, but if you export it as text and then open it with excel you get a perfect table, sortable and all.
it takes maybe 5 secs.
even easier, just copy and past into excel.
cheers
Opening it in AppleWorks doesn't work, but copying and pasting into a blank AppleWorks spreadsheet will work. You'll get a perfect table from the text file. I don't have or use Excel (or Office).

rikers_mailbox
Apr 6, 2004, 04:27 PM
if you're familiar with XML, you could always use an XSLT to make your iTunes information into whatever format you want! I applaud apple for choosing to use XML as an export format. . . it's *way* more useful.

-rik

wrldwzrd89
Apr 6, 2004, 04:33 PM
if you're familiar with XML, you could always use an XSLT to make your iTunes information into whatever format you want! I applaud apple for choosing to use XML as an export format. . . it's *way* more useful.

-rik
XML sure is nice... Too bad more people don't know how to make full use of it... I wish I knew how to write an XSLT to apply to an exported iTunes library... I like XML - it's a standard and it's highly adaptable. XML is suitable for just about ANY file format - image, spreadsheet, database, word processing file, desktop publishing file, ANYTHING!

azdude
Apr 6, 2004, 04:47 PM
As much as I love Doug Adams' contributions to iTunes, this one's pretty weak.

I use Tunes2HTML from Joe Mallon. Here's an example. (http://s94643297.onlinehome.us/iPod20040227.htm) :D

...and the link to Joe's website.
http://www.joescafe.com/tunes2html/

(The only disadvantage to Tunes2HTML is that it only parses out iTunesDB (on the iPod). Thus, if your iPod doesn't have all your music, then your HTML file won't be a comprehensive list of your music... just that which is on your iPod).