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iTunes Playlist Exporter

iExporter - iTunes playlist exporting is a free program for Microsoft Windows to export playlists from Apple's iTunes software.

The popular music software manager iTunes offers great and easy ways of creating playlists. It takes a few clicks to create and fill a playlist in the iTunes software.

There is however no official way of exporting playlists from iTunes to the computer system. This might be interesting for users who want to transfer playlists to other devices or systems that cannot be connected to the iTunes software, e.g. a mp3 player or cell phone from another manufacturer (with that I mean non-Apple).

iExporter - iTunes playlist exporting

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Enter iExporter. The software program for the Windows operating system comes with the means to export iTunes playlists to the computer system. The only restriction of the program is that it currently only works with native mp3 files.

The software has to be connected to iTunes upon start. This is done by clicking on the Connect to iTunes button. The software will be opened if it is not open already, and the two tabs playlists and artists will be populated. The playlist tab lists all playlists that are currently available in iTunes. The artist tab on the other hand offers the possibility to export selected artists from iTunes. This did not work on the Windows XP SP3 test system though.

You can check any number of playlists in the interface, and click on the export button afterwards to have them all exported to the local system.

Verdict

iExporter is a great software for iTunes users who want to export some or all of their playlists to their computer system.

Update: The latest version if the application is offered as a graphical user interface version and a command line version. The command line version may be interesting for users who want to integrate the program's functionality into batch files on the system.

The last version of the program dates back to the beginning of 2011 which is an indicator that the program may have been abandoned by its author. While it may still work fine with current versions of iTunes, it may stop working eventually due to a lack of updates.

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  1. mark said on May 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm
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  2. yogi said on May 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm
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    does it export all the metadata as well? especially the ratings are important for me.

  3. Depechie said on May 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm
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    Hey Martin,

    Thanks for the detailed review of my program and that you like it :)
    If you want you can always email me a screenshot of any error you get when trying to export through use of Artists! ( any other remarks are also welcome )

    @Yogi: No it will not export anything else then mp3 files, but any suggestions are welcome… you can post them on the CodePlex project site.

  4. Steven said on March 28, 2010 at 1:56 am
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    An alternative, and you might say, more powerful and useful, exporter is iTuner. This is a system tray app that adds seamless features to iTunes including automated library maintenance, playlist exporting, playlist sychronization with MP3 players, global keyboard control, lyric discovery, and track and playback control – all in a very small package!

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