Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

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Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

Postby Phantasy » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:13 pm

Seems like nobody can/wants to answer this question. But is there any way I can just import my iTunes library, as-is, into MediaMonkey? I'm sick of it taking up so much memory and CPU time and I've loaded MediaMonkey on my laptop and love it. But I've got all my songs imported and sorted by date added, so my newest tracks are up at the top. I want that exact same display in MediaMonkey. Possible?

p.s. I have it set up that way because I'm a DJ and that way I can see which new songs would be good in a mix.
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Re: Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

Postby nohitter151 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:28 pm

Phantasy wrote:Seems like nobody can/wants to answer this question. But is there any way I can just import my iTunes library, as-is, into MediaMonkey?


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Re: Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

Postby Lowlander » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:29 pm

Although you can sort on date added in MediaMonkey you can't import the date from iTunes so if you do a mass import of all your tracks they would all have the same date (time will vary depending on how long the scan takes). Any new tracks you import afterwards would work the same as it worked in iTunes for you.
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Re: Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

Postby nynaevelan » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:44 pm

Trixmoto has a script which imports the iTunes added date into the MM library. He also has a script which imports the playlists.

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Re: Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

Postby Phantasy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:46 pm

nynaevelan wrote:Trixmoto has a script which imports the iTunes added date into the MM library. He also has a script which imports the playlists.

Nyn


Yeah I tried running that "Date added" script and it gives me this error:

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Error #5 - Microsoft VBScript Runtime Error
Invalid procedure call or argument: "Chr"
File: "C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts\iDateAdded.vbs", Line: 226, Column: 10

Error happened during script execution:
Invalid procedure call or argument: "Chr"


Anyone have an idea why that might be happening?
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Re: Import iTunes library into MediaMonkey

Postby Bluesky » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:01 pm

Okay, I have an answer for you. Nearly five years after your question :)

If you get this error message when importing the meta data from an Itunes xml file. I have run the iDateAdded 1.5 script for several different XML files I have output from Itunes playlists - one for each year of date added. Most of my XML files caused the script to fail with the "Chr" error, line 226 col 10.

So, all the Added dates for tracks were updated correctly until the error occurred each time, and I noticed the MM status bar shows which track has just been updated when the error occurs.

To workaround the problem:
Open your XML file, find the track that was displayed in the status bar, then "hide" the subsequent track - the one that has caused the script to terminate.
By "hide" I mean: delete the whole reference for that track including the <key> number and the entire <dict> section for the track.

A better workaround:
The filenames of the tracks that terminated the script always had non-english characters in them. Eg:
cœur (coeur)
Dvořák (Dvorak)
Я сошла с ума (I've lost my mind)
Нас не догонят (Not Gonna Get Us)

so the better workaround - change the filename of those tracks to exclude the non-english characters, then change the filenames of each in the xml file and re-run the script. That worked for me.

The best solution would be to modify the script so it works correcly on all charactersets. Good luck with that! :D
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