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Offline Tom

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iTunes Exporter
« on: October 19, 2011, 07:24:46 PM »
Yesterday I wrote a small tool, which I need to copy MP3 files from my iTunes library to a new folder using a specific folder structure.

Even though iTunes offers the possibility to organize the files into subfolders somewhat similar to how I would like it, it still uses non-Ascii characters in the file names. And the MP3 player in my car cannot handle non-Ascii characters in the file name.

I am offering this tool now on my website, because maybe it also useful to others.

iTunes Exporter (available on my website under the category "Misc Tools")

Purpose:
Copies MP3 files of a iTunes library or playlist to another target folder, organized in subfolders.

Instructions:

- Export iTunes library or playlist as XML
- Select exported XML file in iTunes Exporter
- Choose export folder
- Press start

Output:
Songs in the export folder are organized the following way:
- "Artist Name" folder
   - "Album Name" subfolder
      - "## - Song title.mp3" file name
     
If Album Artist is available, it is used instead of Artist Name.
If song is part of a compilation, the "Album Name" folder is the top-most folder.



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Re: iTunes Exporter
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 08:19:30 PM »
Version 1.0.2:

- added option "Copy only MP3 files" (earlier version always only copied MP3 files. Now it is optional)
- added option "Include unchecked songs" (i.e. songs which do not have a check mark in iTunes)
- new application icon



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Re: iTunes Exporter
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 09:32:30 PM »
I hate the way iTunes organizes it's files. Especially when it is a compilation CD.

I always copy the files back into one folder and then let MP3tag run over the structure and convert all MP3 tags back to filenames.

If it's an album then simply "<TrackNumber> <Title>", if it's a compilation "<TrackNumber> <Artist> - <Title>"

I also create M3U playlists based on my folder structure, if you want to take a look or even integrate it into your exporter, feel free to do so (It's completely Visual Studio free so I can compile it on any computer).

« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 09:35:41 PM by DJ Doena »
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Re: iTunes Exporter
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 09:47:16 PM »
Version 1.0.3:

- Support of iTunes text export file
- option to export into a single folder

I used the combination of these two to export a playlist into one folder preserving the song order of the playlist.



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Re: iTunes Exporter
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 10:44:19 PM »
Version 1.0.4:

With some fixes and enhancements I did over the years.
Which includes export of playlists as m3u