Publishing iTunes library on the web?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lurk, May 20, 2006.

  1. Lurk macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Garden Grove, California
    Hey, I think it would be interesting to publish my iTunes music library on the web, just to show what kind of music I have and listen to.

    When I say publish it on the web, I don't mean put them up for people to listen/download, but just to list it so people can maybe search and see the music I have.
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    you can just copy and paste all the text into an excel spreadsheet and put that ont he web. that's what i do w/ my friends to compare collecitons/see if either person wants what the other has
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I think there is a way to do this with iWeb, and even have each song link to the iTMS.
  4. Lixivial macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2005
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    On Windows I used to use this. I never have tried the OS X version, as I've not had the need for a good long while. But it worked well and had some beautiful themes with it.

    Here is a very old example of its output.
  5. menziep macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Yeah Steve Jobs Demo that feature in his Macworld 06 Keynote
  6. NicP macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2005
    Have a look at, its not exactly what you descibe, but youll probably be interested in it.

    Here is my statistics page to get you started:
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I use an app called iTunes XHTML playlist. Works great- has different 'skins' for the page it generates. (can make it look like itunes)
  8. reh macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2003
  9. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
  10. Lurk thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Garden Grove, California
    Wow, a wonderful app. It does lag a bit to edit it, but I don't mind it. How's it done through iWeb? What does it look like through iWeb?
  11. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    I'll third iTunes XHTML Playlist.
    It's simple, does what you want, is moderately customizable, easy, free...

    Just download it.
  12. Lurk thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Garden Grove, California
    No installation -- just run the exe, is another plus. :D
  13. Greenjeens macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2005
    Thank you very much!

    Instead of Mac Office your spreadsheet program was opened using NEO-OFFICE.

    With little knowledge of spreadsheets, if I can do this anyone can! Any tips would be appreciated, but it was mostly plug and play.

    Song, Artist, Album are the itunes column defaults so it required changing the order of column header titles, after opening the xhtml speadsheet file (within Neoffice).

    Guessing the default order of song artist album could be changed easily with a little change in the original spread sheet, but not required ?

    After selecting the itunes View option, to show only artist and album i just copy pasted a playlist into the provided spreadsheet for testing. Everything lined up automaticaly! Song title is always displayed. Columns needed to be expanded a bit.

    Simply Copy/Pasting the song info right off iTunes onto the provided spread sheet, seemed to produce a useful itunes document containing a test playlist. Took several minutes to display the 30 song test list. So I'm not sure how long my 5000+ song iTunes library would take to display.

    This is much nicer result than copy pasting an itunes library without the aligned columns a spreadsheet provides. Makes a clean itunes library.xls document in the desktop folder.

    Seems to work easily with just a few simple mods for someone with no experience in spread sheets and a using the free Neoffice application and provided spreadsheet!
    Nice way to share and display my itunes library contents in an xls document. is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. To help build the community, join us.

    NeoOffice is a reasonably stable version of the office suite that has been engineered to run natively on Mac OS X.
    There may be newer Neoffice versions, a much improved version 2.0 should be available for free download in a few days. At the least Neoffice provides Mac users with the ability to read many kinds of documents.
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