iTunes Music Library Information (Help)

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  1. macintouch macrumors regular

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    #1
    Ok.

    I'm looking for a program or utility or whatever that can compile some information about my iTunes Music Library. I need it to make a list of text of what albums I have and who their respective artists are. It should be able to go into a text document and look something like this or similar.

    1. Artist 1 - Album 1 by that artist
    2. Artist 1 - Album 2 by that artist
    3. Artists 2 - Album 1 by that artist
    4. Artist 3 - Album 1 by that artist

    and so on.

    If there's something out there that does that, does anyone here know what it's called?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Isn't there an export feature in iTunes that will export your library as a text file? Or am I imagining things?
     
  3. macintouch thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is, but it's got a whole bunch of extra information in there that I don't need, and I don't have the time to sit there and delete everything that I don't need.
     
  4. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Long way to do it, but it works:

    Select your library
    Hit the Command Key and the letter "p"
    Play with the setting until you have what you want
    Hit print
    Select "PDF"
    save it as a pdf


    Cut and copy the text from the PDF
     
  5. macintouch thread starter macrumors regular

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    #5
    Exactly what I wanted.

    Thank you very much! :D
     
  6. macintouch thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's only one problem with doing it this way.

    It doesn't copy any spacing into the text document if I have multiple albums by one artist.

    For example


    The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 13 30:30
    Abbey Road 17 47:25
    Let It Be 12 35:11
    Please Please Me 14 32:46
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 13 39:51
    Ben Folds Songs For Silverman 11 43:54
    Ben Harper Burn to Shine 12 54:34
    Diamonds On The Inside 14 1:01:28
    Fight For Your Mind 14 1:08:06

    So it messes up all the spacing and what not...
     

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