First, it looked quite simple: MM5 offered "Import from iTunes".
To my surprise and consternation, MM5 imported all my >3000 playlist, well-organized (reflecting work of many years) in many nested playlist folders - simply into a flat list of playlists (many with same name) - unmanageable and unusable...
As MM5 provides nested playlists, it should be no problem to use the information in Mediathek.xml from iTunes for creating well-nested playlists?!
It took me a while (days) to find out and getting here the final answer: it is not provided. Am I the first user who needed this?
But I found a way which worked for me:
- there is free tool itunesexport from Eric Daugherty: https://github.com/ericdaugherty/itunes ... tag/v1.5.0
It reads the iTunes library file (xml) and creates m3u playlists nested in folders regarding the structure in iTunes - runs perfectly - thanks to Eric!
- I removed (after import in 3. was running for too many hours) the largest of my auto playlists exported from iTunes in 1. (which are converted into static playlists) - I might redefine them in MM5 later as auto playlists
- I installed MM4 (portable) together with the addon from Zvezdan: Export/Import Playlists (extended version) http://solair.eunet.rs/~zvezdand/Export ... desNew.htm
This great addon imported reliably all my playlists (and files), creating the right nested structure of playlists in MM4
- I put the MM4 database MM.db into the MM5 directory - it was converted into MM5 database with all my playlists
Thank you for this great application MM and for all who provided the helpful utilities. I wish, that MM5 grows and provides those "standard" workflows more and more as basic functionalities.
Finally: If you can wait, the developers added on my request the recognition of playlist folders during import of the iTunes library in v5.1 - great!