Importing playlists to Google Play Music

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Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by JimPa » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:53 pm

(Note: This is a suggestion of how to do something, not me needing help, so please move to a different part of the forum if necessary)

This may or may not help anyone but I was struggling to find a simple way to import my playlists from MM into Google Play Music. I found a few suggestions (some paid) but none of them seemed to do what I wanted. This can all be done for free.

What you need:

Google Chrome browser
Tampermonkey Extension for Chrome
A Google Play Music Account (a free account is fine)

1) Install the Tampermonkey extension for Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fkfo?hl=en)
2) Install this GitHub Gmusic javascript (https://github.com/soulfx/gmusic-playlist.js) into Tampermonkey
3) Export whatever playlist you want from MM as a csv file (File>Create Reports>File list CSV)
4) Tidy up the csv file (you only need the title/artist/album/playlist columns in your csv)
5) Open the GPM website in your browser and you should now have an extra 'Import Playlist' option in the menu
6) Bingo - playlists imported!

Worked brilliantly for me, let me know if you need any help.

Hopefully Google will implement some kind of way to import playlists soon, seeing as there are so many adopted standards - come on Google pull your finger out...

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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by Peke » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:54 pm

Have you tested MM5? If not I would suggest it and give us feedback on Google services you like/need/want in mm5.
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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by JimPa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:24 am

I haven't tried MM5 yet but might give it a try. Quickly reading through the info it looks like a completely separate install - is there any chance it will mess up or conflict with MM4 or my library in any way?

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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by dtsig » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:05 am

I have had no problems with both installed .. it installs as a portable install so just dont install over a current portable
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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by JimPa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:51 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a try then when I next get a chance.

Have to say after putting up with the mess that is iTunes for years, MM is actually helping me listen to music again and bringing back some pleasure and new ways to explore my music collection :)

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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by Peke » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:46 pm

Hi,
Library should be intact although MM5 offer MM4 library import. But as both access same files be careful as changes to files are permanent.
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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by limnrix » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:28 pm

I try this, and all it does is export another csv in its own format without creating playlists. I've tried formatting the csv the same way, but it's still not working. Am I missing something obvious?

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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by Ragin08 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:29 am

same here. Maybe it's outdated

tarcom

Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by tarcom » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:51 am

Same here, I only get another playlist. I really hoped this would do the trick

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Re: Importing playlists to Google Play Music

Post by tarcom » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:17 am

You have to try a few times, press f5 (reload) in Google Play Music after import, and you will see the new playlist with the current date as name. It does work :)

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