iTunes playlist (XML to M3U)

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  1. giyad macrumors regular

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    Ive posted about this before and haven't gotten a response, its probably because there isn't a solution out there, but just incase I figured I'd post again.

    So, iTunes exports its playlists into XML, Unicode, or Plain Text. I want to take a playlist that I created in iTunes and make it playable in VLC. VLC only reads M3U. So, how do i convert an XML playlist into an M3U?? Or is there some other way to go about putting my iTunes playlist in VLC?

    I need to do this because iTunes doesn't use the systems volume to its full potential, while VLC does.
     
  2. zozus macrumors newbie

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    XML to M3U...

    Hello Giyad,

    It looks like no one responded to your post. I myself have had the same difficulty- and found your original request. I do indeed know of programs that will translate ITune playlists into m3u playlists. I needed to find this for my LG music phone. In any event, both are free programs. The more comprehensive- and slower, is called SyncTunes 2.0.rv2. It can be found at version tracker- using the url: <http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/27677>. This program will not only create a m3u playlist from your Itunes playlist- but will also translate your files into mp3 & acc files- and to different quality ranges- say from 256 kbps to 128 kbps. Very useful for me, since I have both MP3'S and acc files in my Itunes Library at highest quality- and needed them converted to less high quality recordings to my phone (a poor man's iphone :) Another, quicker method is to install the Itunes script- Export iTunes Playlist to M3U. Do not be fooled by the complicated instructions. If you simply install it into your Itunes script folder- restart Itunes- and then use the script menu item containing Export iTunes Playlist to M3U- it will simply dump an m3u file of the selected Itunes script into your documents folder. This Itunes script can be found at: <http://homepage.mac.com/beryrinaldo/AudioTron/Export_Playlist_to_M3U/> Sorry this response is so long in coming- I just came across you question today. Hopefully this will help someone- if not you. Bob

    By the way, these solutions have been only found to work on Tiger with a ppc based computer- using Itunes 7. Not sure if they will work with other Mac configurations. Worth a shot- though.
     
  3. giyad thread starter macrumors regular

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! never thought this would be answered haha!
     
  4. zozus macrumors newbie

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    Itunes playlist (XML to M3U)

    Dear Giyad,

    You are welcome :) I'm just shocked that you waited so long for an answer- patient fellow- you!! Made my day. Hope you have a good one!!!

    Bob
     
  5. dberlind macrumors newbie

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  7. tapdood22 macrumors newbie

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    i am having trouble with the "export to m3u" script as well. the application won't even open when i try to launch it from finder. anyone have any ideas what is going on?
     
  8. almo2001 macrumors newbie

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    You have to put those two files into /Library/iTunes/Scripts

    Works fine for me with iTunes 9.something and os 10.5.8
     

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