Exporting iTunes to HTML?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MaskAndWig, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. MaskAndWig macrumors member

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    I use iTunes to organize my collection of 78 rpm records. When I acquire a record, I transfer it to MP3, complete all ID3 information, and add a scan of the record label as the "album artwork." So far, I have catalogued about 1,000 records (2,000 tracks) this way. For my own use on my computer, it serves my purposes very well, providing an easily searchable database of my collection with the added bonus of being able to hear any record with a simple mouse click. For sharing my list with other 78 collectors, however, I'd like to make an HTML version of the information and artwork (not the music itself). Can someone recommend a script that will export my iTunes playlist info into an HTML table that I can add to my web page? If possible, I would prefer something that could also make use of the album cover art, exporting a JPG image and automatically plugging it into the table (preferably as a linked image where the visitor can click on a title and see the image in a new window). Does such a script exist? With so many entries in my iTunes database (2,000 individual tracks and growing -- each with its own unique picture), doing this manually would be too time consuming.

    In the past, I've simply copied and pasted the iTunes playlist into a spreadsheet program (good old Appleworks), and then used that to export an HTML table. Except for being limited to only 200-300 entries at a time, it seemed to work o.k., but that method doesn't allow for the images to be exported and included as well.

    Thanks for any help or suggestions you can provide.
     
  2. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    The closeest program i could find was this one

    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/HTML-Tools/iTunes-to-HTML.shtml

    sadly it does not get album artwork but it does get artist, name, album and genre and puts it into an organized table.

    When its done you need to click on "replies" and copy everything that begins with <table and ends with </table>.

    Then paste that into your html page.

    If you have any scripting background you can also edit the script and make it grab other stuff and if your really good have it get album artwork.

    hope this helps you.
     
  3. MaskAndWig thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the software suggestion. I figured that having some kind of artwork export included might be a little too much to ask. It would be a nice touch, but it isn't critical. I'll give the program you suggested a try. Thanks!
     

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