Newbie needs advice on migrating iTunes library

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MrMann

Newbie needs advice on migrating iTunes library

Post by MrMann » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi all. I've been poking through the forums and see a lot of discussions about specific things about dealing with an iTunes library. I'm hoping someone can make suggestions for my situation.

I have a large library (30K songs, including 3K+ videos, 600GB total) with dozens of playlist folders and hundreds of playlists.

I was able to import all my songs, along with their ratings. I would like to be able to import my playlists, folders and playcounts. Is that possible?

From what I've read it isn't possible to import playlist folders - is this correct? That would be disappointing bc I'm worried iTunes for Windows will go away or be unsupported or simply stop working in the future. I figured MM would be a good replacement but the idea of rebuilding all those playlists is incredibly daunting. It's taken 18 years to get where I am now.

Lowlander
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Re: Newbie needs advice on migrating iTunes library

Post by Lowlander » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:46 pm

Playlist yes, playlist folders no: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/ind ... other-apps
However in MediaMonkey you can create the foldered structure as well.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

MrMann

Re: Newbie needs advice on migrating iTunes library

Post by MrMann » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:47 am

Thanks for the response.

I understand the nested playlists...makes perfect sense.

So it sounds like I can't import folders from iTunes. Can I import iTunes playlists into an existing MM playlist? Or is my best solution to import all my playlists and then re-organize them within MM (not ideal, there's hundreds, but much, much better than having to rebuild each playlist).

MrMann

Re: Newbie needs advice on migrating iTunes library

Post by MrMann » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:49 am

So, having read the article...the solution is that I have to export each individual playlist from iTunes into a format MM understands?

That's not workable if that's the solution. Would be disappointing.

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Re: Newbie needs advice on migrating iTunes library

Post by Lowlander » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:12 am

I don't know about iTunes, it may have an export all Playlists option (like MediaMonkey has).
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

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