Can an iTunes playlist be burned to a hard drive?

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  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible take a playlist of songs and put those songs onto an external hard drive without finding each song in the finder and dragging it into the hard drive? I want to move just a certain few songs from my Mac Pro to my Power Book and I'd rather not waste CDs/DVDs in the process... but getting each file individually would be a huge waste of time. How can I make this process easier?
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Right click the song iTunes > Show in Finder.

    Drag the file to the HDD.

    Burning is for Optical media.
     
  3. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    If there are Fairplay-encrypted files, you'll need to authorise your powerbook.
     
  4. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    The OP specifically requested a method not requiring opening each file in a finder winder and copying it over. a total PITA if the playlist involves songs from a variety of artists/albums.

    I unfortunately do not have an answer, though I, too, would be interested.
     
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  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Spotlight. Such an under used gem in Mac OS X.
     
  7. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure how Cromulent would recommend using spotlight. I'd be curious on more.

    Via a recommendations for a windows method on Lifehacker, I just tried highlighting the tracks in the playlist and dragging them over to a finder window. It worked...mostly. The files are are transferred over regardless of original folder, but they are not ordered as per the playlist order. Copy and paste also works.

    Beats finding each individual file and copying it over for sure.
     
  8. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is exactly what I wanted; thanks (the order is not of concern to me)! I can't believe I did not even bother to try that... seems like the most logical/simple thing to do.
     
  9. GregE macrumors 6502

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    Good timing. I was just wondering how to do this too.
     

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