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Old 07-21-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default How to transfer playlists from iTunes to SD card?

I have copied my music from iTunes to my SD card but have been unable to transfer my playlists.

How can I transfer my playlists?

I know the basics about iTunes but am far from an expert user.
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Are these songs bought from iTunes because I can't seem to play those songs in the car.
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I'd check to see if Audi supports the .m3u file format (which is a playlist).
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Are these songs bought from iTunes because I can't seem to play those songs in the car.
Most songs you buy on iTunes are copyright protected, meaning they won't play in anything but an apple device associated with your iTunes account.

you can get around this by burning the songs to a music cd, then ripping them back In mp3 format, but it gets pretty tedious.
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Most songs you buy on iTunes are copyright protected, meaning they won't play in anything but an apple device associated with your iTunes account.

you can get around this by burning the songs to a music cd, then ripping them back In mp3 format, but it gets pretty tedious.
Or jus tdump iTunes for Amazon, which has DRM free MP3's for the same price that play just fine on any platform.
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Actually, the iTunes store moved to DRM-free beginning last year. (You can "upgrade" previously purchased music to DRM-free - and higher quality - for the pricing delta.)

http://www.macworld.com/article/1379...tunestore.html
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Great, but I just purchased 3 songs from iTunes and dragged them into my SD card, but they still don't play. Is there a special process to do this?

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Actually, the iTunes store moved to DRM-free beginning last year. (You can "upgrade" previously purchased music to DRM-free - and higher quality - for the pricing delta.)

http://www.macworld.com/article/1379...tunestore.html

I don't know about transferring playlists to an SD card.
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According to their website only US customers can purchase MP3's from Amazon?

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Or jus tdump iTunes for Amazon, which has DRM free MP3's for the same price that play just fine on any platform.
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According to their website only US customers can purchase MP3's from Amazon?
Ugh, if so that blows. I another couple of months you will be able to do it throughthe Microsoft Zune store when it goes worldwide Iguess []
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Songs from iTunes nowadays are indeed DRM-free. However, they still come in AAC format, which basically no car stereo can play. Fortunately, you can easily get iTunes to convert them to mp3 format for you. Do this, and they'll play in your car.
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The B8 S4 can play AAC files (.m4a). See the table on p. 9 of the MMI manual (which also shows that playlists are supported in M3U and PLS formats).

Works fine for me, anyway.

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I'd check to see if Audi supports the .m3u file format (which is a playlist).
Per the MMI manual, yes, M3U files are supported.
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I tought iTunes playlist files were either .itl and/or .xml files (I am not sure which one is the right one)

You say .m3u and .pls files are library files. Where are those files located in iTunes? How can I transfer them to my SD card so that I can use them in my car.

I use Win 7. My iTunes library is located in C - User - My Name - My Music - iTunes - iTunes Media - Music. In Music, iTunes has created a subfolder for each artist. I copied those subfolders to my SD card and they play fine in my car.

What should I do to move my iTunes playlists to my car?
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m3u files are simple text files, but you should still create with iTunes.

Try this (I can't commit this'll work):

Go to the playlist in iTunes, right click, then Export. Type in a filename, then in the "Save As Type" select "M3U Files".

Open the file with Notepad.exe and edit the path of each file such that only the file names remain (remove the path).

C:\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music\Coldplay\Viva La Vida (E.P.)\03 Violet Hill.mp3
Should be replaced with:
03 Violet Hill.mp3

Then save the mp3s and the m3u file on your SD card and try to play the playlist from the Audi.

Once I take delivery of my S4 I'll perfect this writeup - there are probably cleaner ways to do this.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:39 AM   #15
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oh - what are your favorite songs for driving your S4? (Coldplay will not be my favorite!)

I think I'll start putting together my top 40 driving playlist...
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MadMadS4. May I suggest you start a different thread for your subject?
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so its here:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...22#post5497922

because audizine has a 'chatterbox' section...
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I made AAC copies of all the itunes songs I wanted to trasfer. About 1/2 of them are playable. With the others I get a message that the files are "damaged" and cant play them.
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I made AAC copies of all the itunes songs I wanted to trasfer. About 1/2 of them are playable. With the others I get a message that the files are "damaged" and cant play them.
Convert those "damaged" AACs to MP3s and I guarantee you'll be able to play them.
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