windows itunes library file to macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deanops, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. deanops macrumors regular

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    hi all, recently purchased a macbook, and i have copied all my music over from my windows pc to my mac...

    with this however, my metadata (such as playlists, rating... etc..) are gone, and i need my playlists...

    my question here is, if i copy my .itl fie from mty pc and paste it over the one on the mac, will it recognise it? and, hence, will i have my metadata back...

    Please, i have tried the scripts that make playists out of each album, but it wont work, please help

    thanks in advance
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  4. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Try copying the ITL file over to your mac as you suggested in your post. When I bought my macbook that is all I needed to do (although I had to delete the ".itl" extension from the file name). When I opened iTunes my library was all there, including playcounts, playlists, etc.
     
  5. kingpause macrumors newbie

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    The MacGuide method did not copy over my last played or play count info, and just trying to open the .itl file in itunes did not do anything. What am I doing wrong?

    Sorry, Mac noob here.
     
  6. kingpause macrumors newbie

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    I should say that when I import the .xml file I get an "unknown error (-50)". It was able to import about 50 songs, and will play them and everything.

    Also noticing that my playlists did not get copied over, either.
     
  7. kingpause macrumors newbie

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    Got it (I think). Just copied over the .itl file again - first time didn't "take", apparently. Lost the path to a bunch of songs, which is no big deal because the songs themselves are still there, and all I have to do is point to them. Thanks for the info! Looking forward to learning more. :)
     

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