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#1 Posted on 12.1.09 1624.41
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I'm still in the process of transitioning from my old PC to my newish Mac. All of my files (mostly .mp3s, photos, and .wavs) and already moved over to the Mac, but I dont know how to move my iTunes playlists from my PC and I dont want to have to re-create them from scratch.

I Googled a couple of non-free programs that claim to allow you to move playlists, pics, games, etc directly from your iPod to Mac, but I havent tried them yet. Is there an option within iTunes that allows you to move your playlist info? I found "Import/Export Playlists" options, but I cant seem to get them to work right.

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Posted on 12.1.09 1642.37
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Give this a shot:

Geek to Live: How to move an iTunes library from a PC to Mac (and back)

Especially important is the section entitled: Convert the Library.xml file from PC to Mac format.

Edit: And I would very much recommend TextWrangler (free) when it comes to editing the XML file.

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#3 Posted on 12.1.09 1646.38
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I was going to link to the same thing. As the article says, this is not a foolproof process, but it's not too bad.

If you have trouble with the procedure, I'm sure someone could convert the Library.xml file if you tell them where the files are located on your Mac.
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#4 Posted on 13.1.09 0026.03
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A) Now it makes sense that there wasnt an easier way to do it (What with the different Mac/PC file path configurations & all)

B) Since I didnt keep all of my music in the same folder on the PC, it would be way to complicated/time consuming to do it the edit-the-XML-file way, so I'm gonna do it by hand afterall.

C) Besides, this will give me a chance to weed out all the dumb playlists I never listened to anyway (I have +50 overall).

D) Thanks for your help, everybody!
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