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Export Playlists

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by samuelb07 on ‎07-04-2012 02:55 AM

I love my playlists. I've added to my starred playlist for about two years now, and I always wonder what I'd do if my playlists were somehow wiped. So how about something that would rest my mind, the ability to back up your playlists to say, a text file containing all your songs, and then you can import your playlist if it somehow goes missing! This would be an ace feature as I see some people are having issues with duplicate accounts and their playlists being wiped.

 

This would also making sharing playlists between friends even easier!

 

TL;DR: Let us export our playlists to a text file, and then import our playlists whenever we like.

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by talesref on ‎08-04-2012 05:17 PM

There are lots of tools which do it for you on the internet. Google it!

by Occi on ‎20-04-2012 10:07 PM
Would love to have this feature myself, as it's impossible for me to export it when using Linux. Dragging to Google Docs or anything doesn't work, so I have no way to save the playlists manually myself.
by FossaDouglasi on ‎04-07-2012 04:13 PM

@talesref

Actually, there's not. Or it's really hard to find.

I'd also like to save my playlists, or more accurately the song data into an xml or wxcel or something.
Not just in case of my playlists disappearing but also if someone nukes spotify hq or cthulhu eats their servers ;) 

by geted on ‎14-08-2012 08:26 AM

Hi,

 

I developed, a new app last week to export some playlists on flat file (CSV); then you can read it by Excel for example.

You'll find more details here: export to text

So, it's in french but you just have to download the zip file, unzip it to your <My documents>/Spotify, run Spotify and execute this command: spotify:app:exportcsv
.

 

That's it.

by vincenthemma on ‎27-09-2012 08:42 AM

For a time my regular account was blocked, which brought to light a problem I hadn't realized was there. Hours/months/a-lot-of-work creating/editing my playlists were "gone".

Had I had the opportunity of exporting my playlists prior to this I would have done this, but as this wasn't an option anywhere in menus - I didn't.

Luckily my account unblocked. Since then I have searched for a way to solute this issue - I yet haven't found one. Should there be something out there on Google - Show us, don't be shy, tell.

by jlund on ‎06-10-2012 09:57 AM

I wrote a small Ruby script that can export a playlist as a plain text file with track numbers. You can find it here:

https://github.com/jlund/spotify-export

by S10QaN ‎16-10-2012 04:18 AM - edited ‎16-10-2012 04:19 AM

Yes, there's many ways to exxport playlists, but with no Spotify integration you can't import them, can you?

 

Also, Spotify should make it easy for users, making it a option in the client.

by Brent212 on ‎29-11-2012 06:32 PM

geted wrote:

Hi,

 

I developed, a new app last week to export some playlists on flat file (CSV); then you can read it by Excel for example.

You'll find more details here: export to text

So, it's in french but you just have to download the zip file, unzip it to your <My documents>/Spotify, run Spotify and execute this command: spotify:app:exportcsv
.

 

That's it.


Did anyone try this?

 

I want a way to export all my playlists to a set of text files (one per playlist) with one push of a button (rather than having to go through an export procedure for each one). Just so I have a record that's easy to keep updated of what songs are in what playlists if spotify ever blows up, goes out of business, triples their rates, etc, and I want to take my business elsewhere. I have about 50-75 playlists that I've put a lot of work into, so I really don't want to ever have to restart my playlist "development" from scratch.

by Award Winning Artist ‎11-02-2013 09:55 AM - edited ‎11-02-2013 09:57 AM
Status changed to: New Idea

Only ideas with 40+ kudos should have the good idea status.

by kaybee427 ‎02-03-2013 12:16 AM - edited ‎02-03-2013 12:21 AM

Hi Guys n Gals

 

Tag problem solved

 

Well I am pleased to say I have found an answer to getting mp3 tags into a text file and also excel.

 

I have lost count of the progs I have tried but can seriously reccomend 2 for your tittilation and even consideration.

 

1. MP3Tag   http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html  excellent for getting tags cddb amazon or MusicBrainz

    See attach MP3TAG.PNG (Sorry had to blank some words out for those of a tender age or nervous

    disposition)    I   know some tracks are duplicated but this is just to show the layout. Program asks for

     donations.

 

2. MP3 Tag Tools  http://massid3lib.sourceforge.net/ This is a freeware program and is just what I needed.

    Suggestions>

    Make a dummy directory and copy all your mp3's to it. ( could be done one directory at a time but I prefer to   

    do   it in one )

    Open program select file open directory and cells fill in.

    Play around if you wish or click any filename and select all (Ctrl-A) and to export to a text file right click

    anywhere in highlight and click export. asks for a name and location.

    Open Excel select data tab and get external data. Select third icon from left (From Text) select file from export

    and Bob is your Grannies Aunt.

 

    This may seem a bit long winded but it does not take very long and you end up with a full tag. Great for    

    catalogue and searching. All I have to do now is creat a front end if I can remember how.

 

Good luck to all ( Beer donations gratefully accepted )

 

Keith

 

EDIT

 

Sorry cant see how to add attachment but screenshots on both web sites ( yes I am a dum dum)

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