Playlist transfer help

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hismikeness, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    OK, I had 1 500GB external hard drive. I use a MacMini as my media center and love FrontRow. However, after a short time, my external filled up, so I split my media into two separate iTunes libraries on two seperate external hard drives, using a program called Libra, and housed my music and TV shows on one, Movies (and iPhoto library) on the other. I had it this way for about 9 months. Both of those started to fill up, so I bought a 2 TB external and re-combined both libraries in to one.

    My problem is this... Now that I am combined, I can't figure out a way to export my old playlists from the TV/Music library to the new combined library. I'd rather not do it manually, just because I have about 16 playlists, and it would take a while. I googled it, but when I tried exporting to an xml file and dragging in to the new library, it didn't work.

    Does anyone know a way to accomplish this. I still have the TV/Music library and the playlists contained within, so they are there for reference.

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    So I've manually started to transfer my playlists. What a chore. I export the xml, import to excel:mac so its readable in list form, scroll through my new library and drag songs and albums to the new playlists. Only 2 are done. 14 more to go.

    Anyone have any ideas.

  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2009
    Me Too

    I have the same or very similar question. I recently bought a new uMBP and I would love to transfer my playlists from my old powerbook. I've already created a new library using song files from external hard drive.

    How can I get my playlists transferred?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2009
    I found this posted in a different thread on this forum:

    Make sure to save the exported file as an xml file if transferring to a laptop of some sort.

    It's a little cumbersome in that you can't export or import all playlists at once (I had 41 playlists to transfer), but waaaay better than transferring each song!

    Good luck!

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