Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

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Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby pbgalvin » Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:38 pm

Just giving subsonic a try, in the hopes of replacing plex for remote access to my music library.
But I use itunes playlists a lot, and want an easy way to import all of them.
I spot the feature that I think imports one at a time.
Is there a way to import all of them?
Thanks.
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Re: Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby G8DHE » Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:20 am

If you put all the new playlists in the playlist import folder then do a scan of the media then they will be imported in bulk.
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Re: Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby pbgalvin » Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:29 pm

Thanks. Do I need to export each playlist from itunes, or just export the entire library?
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Re: Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby pbgalvin » Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:30 pm

I just tried the entire library but got this error:
Failed to import playlist. The playlist file is too large. Max file size is 5 MB.
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Re: Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby G8DHE » Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:49 pm

No idea but I suspect it might perhaps have been exported as a zipped/compressed file maybe ? Depending on exactly what format iTunes uses you may need to edit the format of course. May need to have a play and see what works, there only text files at the end of the day.
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Re: Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby pbgalvin » Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:36 pm

No in itunes I export my library, it's available as a .xml file. I have lots of tracks so it's a large file.
Subsonic seems interesting but if I can't easily have my songs in my itunes playlists within it it's a non-starter.
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Re: Can I import all my playlists from itunes?

Postby G8DHE » Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:29 am

Well XML isn't the format for Playlists!
A good description is here as it is not a formal standard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3U
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