iTunes Library

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at
Mon Apr 7 22:25:57 EDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at> wrote:

> There's an export function in iTunes that creates XML but it
> create one XML block for each track (the tracks have a unique ID), but no
> separate XML blocks for the Artists and CDs
> That would be the Export Library option. Have you had a look at Export
Playlist option, this creates a tab separated flat file. By setting up your
playlist to include everything, and every column selected to view, you can
export the entire library, but if you just want specific information, i.e.
just music without movies or podcasts, and you don't care how many times
the track has been played or what the Beats Per Minute are, then deselect
these from the View Options, then sort by whatever column is appropriate.
You can have as much or as little info as you need.

Using LC to parse through the flat file is lightning fast.


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