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Importing from iTunes
McLightning
post Nov 4 2012, 21:15
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I've been trying to switch over from iTunes to something else for the longest time..nothing does the job like foobar. However, I have over 6100 songs in my iTunes library, with dates added, last played etc. I want to keep all the date added and last played jargon. I REALLY want to switch to foobar.

How do I accomplish this?

I'm quite frankly surprised and baffled that foobar is without this feature.
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post Nov 4 2012, 21:46
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One hard minute of googling says you could simply use iTunes export to..well, to export your files and playlists into universal format which can be read by any other media player.

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post Nov 4 2012, 21:54
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QUOTE (Daeron @ Nov 4 2012, 22:46) *
One hard minute of googling says you could simply use iTunes export to..well, to export your files and playlists into universal format which can be read by any other media player.



Many hard minutes of googling have told me that it doesn't quite work that way. I appreciate the suggestion, but please don't treat me like I haven't been doing the obvious already:/

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post Nov 4 2012, 22:30
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IMHO, for some reason developer allows only transferring statistics between different foobar instances and doesn't support the idea of importing from other player. He never replied to any such request.

Maybe you have noticed already, that if you try to export statistics, all items are crypted with ID element containing some kind of MD5/UUID or similar hash, making it impossible to reveal actual tracks. And that is the only XML format accepted for importing AFAIK.

Some days ago I posted XSLT which can reveal some IDs, but not usable for your case, as there is requirement tracks to be played at least once. Having the IDs mapped to track/artist/album, you can then perhaps make 10 line XSL to map between foobar playback statistics XML format and iTunes one.
Although you could preview play 1s of you whole library in less then 2h, that's just dumb approach IMHO.

I'd suggest you import through file tags, i.e. writing statistics to files which I think was discussed couple of times here already, but I don't have exact links, or use other component:
- sqlse playback statistics
- sqlite playback statistics

Writing data to sqlse I think is generally harder then in sqlite

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post Nov 4 2012, 22:35
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How about this:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=77767
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post Nov 4 2012, 22:57
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I don't why is mp3tag suggested, as you can load that playlist with foobar and then either use built-in "properties > automatically fill values" with clipboard as source, or masstagger.

Hope, we didn't scare OP with these a bit involved "solutions" biggrin.gif


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post Mar 3 2014, 23:47
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Sooo...nearly 2 years later, is this possible yet? I recognize foobar is great and stuff...and I really wanna switch away from itunes. I just need a way to import the "Date added" thing from itunes, lol.
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post Mar 4 2014, 22:00
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QUOTE (McLightning @ Mar 3 2014, 17:47) *
Sooo...nearly 2 years later, is this possible yet? I recognize foobar is great and stuff...and I really wanna switch away from itunes. I just need a way to import the "Date added" thing from itunes, lol.


Curious what your 'need' is for having Date Added - are you trying to accomplish something specific or just want it? Anywho, is it possible to maybe copy "Date Added" info to "Comments" and then it would be available in foobar? Not sure what the next step would be from there...
BTW iTunes was all I used for years and have only been using foobar for a few weeks now and am very happy with it.

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post Mar 4 2014, 22:02
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QUOTE (80sMetalForever @ Mar 4 2014, 23:00) *
QUOTE (McLightning @ Mar 3 2014, 17:47) *
Sooo...nearly 2 years later, is this possible yet? I recognize foobar is great and stuff...and I really wanna switch away from itunes. I just need a way to import the "Date added" thing from itunes, lol.


Curious what your 'need' is for having Date Added - are you trying to accomplish something specific or just want it? Anywho, is it possible to maybe copy "Date Added" info to "Comments" and then it would be available in foobar? Not sure what the next step would be from there...



I'm just weird in a way where the most recent songs added to my library are usually the ones I'm into the most. That's basically it..
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post Mar 4 2014, 22:10
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QUOTE (McLightning @ Mar 4 2014, 16:02) *
QUOTE (80sMetalForever @ Mar 4 2014, 23:00) *
QUOTE (McLightning @ Mar 3 2014, 17:47) *
Sooo...nearly 2 years later, is this possible yet? I recognize foobar is great and stuff...and I really wanna switch away from itunes. I just need a way to import the "Date added" thing from itunes, lol.


Curious what your 'need' is for having Date Added - are you trying to accomplish something specific or just want it? Anywho, is it possible to maybe copy "Date Added" info to "Comments" and then it would be available in foobar? Not sure what the next step would be from there...



I'm just weird in a way where the most recent songs added to my library are usually the ones I'm into the most. That's basically it..


Then I think the Comments field would help. At the very least you could add text like "Newer" to Comments in iTunes then in foobar utilize "Newer" to make a playlist or what have you. In iTunes I would add the name of the playlist to the comments of each song for easy rebuilding and this worked perfectly in foobar. I wasn't concerned about song order or anything, just the songs that comprised the playlist.

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post Mar 5 2014, 00:59
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When I moved from iTunes to foobar2000 I wanted to keep my ratings. What I did was save a playlist for each rating which foobar2000 could open and then I could assign them the correct rating in foobar2000. You could do something similar for your most recent or favorite tracks.
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