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Export your iTunes Song List Without Making a Mess of Text

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    #1
  2. macrumors 601

    Don't panic

    #2
    excel will do it

    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
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    Nice!

    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
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    wrldwzrd89

    #4
    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).
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    try XSLT

    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
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

    wrldwzrd89

    #6
    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!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    #7
    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. :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).
     

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