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[Release] Unportify v1.4.3


[Release] Unportify v1.4.3

NOTE: If you don't care about my story, jump to the bold text below and ignore the rest.


After using Google Play Music for a year, I started to miss some of Spotify's details.

On Google Music, you can be listening to calm, relaxing music, and get jump scared when the next song starts playing because the volume isn't equal for every song.

I also missed Spotify's humanized shuffle, where the shuffle feels random even though it isn't, or Spotify's artificial inteligence, that always recommended me amazing songs.


A year ago, I made the switch because no matter how many times Chromecast support was requested, Spotify wouldn't listen. That, together with a poor GNU/Linux client, made me dislike Spotify.

A year later, Spotify now has Chromecast support,


with a poor GNU/Linux client.


Because I miss some of Spotify's details and they, finally, listened to the community, it's time to come back, hopefully, to stay.


Now, the subject of this post says "[Release]" because I have a 931 song playlist on Google Music and I'm not transfering it manually, so I made a little script.


Tested on Chrome (02-01-2017).

Github \ (The instructions are in the script).

Unportify is a script that exports your Google Play music to text.
Copyright (C) 2016  Arnau Villoslada
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

Copy of License:

HOW TO USE (Chrome):
1. Go to Google Play Music
2. Once loaded, right click anywhere in the page and left click on "Inspect" (or press CTRL + SHIFT + I)
3. Go to the "Console" tab.
4. There's a little dropdown, select "top".
5. Paste this script next to the ">" and press enter.
6. You can now close the console. (Click the X at the right or press CTRL + SHIFT + I).
7. Go to the playlist you want to export.
8. Press 0 to start the export process.
   If pressing 0 does nothing, reload the page and make sure you you inject the code on "top" (step #4).
9. Follow on-screen instructions.
10. Once it's done, a file containing your playlist will download, paste it here:

NOTE: If the number of catched songs is lower than the number of songs in your playlist,
      you might have duplicates, if not, try lowering the scroll speed.

/* Pre-start variables */
unportify_url = '';

message = {};
message['startup-1'] = 'Unportify v1.4.3 injected, you can now close this window.';
message['startup-2'] = 'Press 0 at any time to start exporting your playlist.';
message['albums'] = 'Would you like to also export the albums? \n(Not needed for Unportify importer)';
message['scroll'] = 'How fast would you like me to scroll? (Leave at default if you\'re not sure).\n\
Lower if it\'s not catching the entire playlist', '100';

message['scroll-error'] = 'Please, only use numbers.\nDefault should work fine on a average speed Internet connection';
message['scroll-startup'] = 'I\'m going to start scrolling, I\'ll warn you when I\'m done.\nPlease, don\'t switch tabs.';
message['open-unportify'] = 'Would you like to import this to Spotify? \n(Opens ' + unportify_url + ')';


// Sets the starting variables
function startingVariables() {

    // JSON containing playlist
    playlist_string = '{"tracks": [';

    // Google Music uses a main container to scroll instead of the browser window, get it.
    main_container = document.querySelector("#mainContainer");

    // Ask if the user would like to export albums
    export_albums = confirm(message['albums']);

    // This function keeps asking for the scroll speed until a number is given
    function askAutoScrollSpeed() {
        auto_scroll_speed = prompt(message['scroll'], '100');
        if (isNaN(parseInt(auto_scroll_speed))) {

    // Scroll margin. Used to make sure the script detects that the bottom of the page has been reached.
    scroll_margin = 50;


    // Set the scroll speed to the user's desired speed
    auto_scroll_speed = parseInt(auto_scroll_speed);

    // Go to the top of the playlist
    main_container.scrollTop = 0;

    // Set the starting auto scroll position
    auto_scroll_pos = main_container.scrollTop;

// Gets all of the loaded songs from the playlist
function getSongs() {
    var i, j, playlist_div = document.querySelectorAll('.song-row');
    for (i = 0, j = playlist_div.length; i < j; i++) {
        var track = playlist_div[i]; 
        var title = encodeURI(track.querySelector('[data-col="title"] span.column-content').textContent);
        var artist = encodeURI(track.querySelector('[data-col="artist"] span.column-content').textContent);
        var album = encodeURI(track.querySelector('[data-col="album"] span.column-content').textContent);

        // Clean possible characters that could mess up the JSON
        title = title.replace(/"/g, '\\"');
        artist = artist.replace(/"/g, '\\"');
        album = album.replace(/"/g, '\\"');

        // Checks if the album needs to be exported
        if (export_albums) {        
            var song = ('{"artist": "' + artist + '", "title": "' + title + '", "album": "' + album + '"},');
        } else {
            var song = ('{"artist": "' + artist + '", "title": "' + title + '"},');

        // Only add if the song isn't already added the list
        if (playlist_string.includes(song) != true) {
            playlist_string += song;

        // Will contain the last processed song
        last = track;

// As Trump would say, we will do many many things, and it will be great.
function scrollAction() {
    var last_song_pos = last.offsetTop;
    var window_scroll_pos = main_container.scrollTop;

    // Checks if we reached the last loaded song
    if(window_scroll_pos >= last_song_pos) {

    var limit = main_container.scrollHeight - main_container.offsetHeight - scroll_margin;

    // Checks if we arrived at the bottom of the playlist
    if (window_scroll_pos >= limit) {

        // Stops the page scroll

        // Get the playlist name
        var playlist_title = document.querySelector('h2[slot="title"]').textContent;

        // Remove theh last ,
        playlist_string = playlist_string.replace(/.$/, '');

        // Close JSON.
        playlist_string += '], "playlist": "' + playlist_title + '", "exported_by": "Unportify"}';

        // Convert to human readable JSON
        playlist_string = JSON.stringify(JSON.parse(playlist_string), null, 4);

        // Exports the playlist
        alert('Catched ' + (playlist_string.match(/"artist":/g) || []).length + ' songs.');
        var blob = new Blob([playlist_string], {type: 'text/plain;charset=utf-8'});
        saveAs(blob, playlist_title + '.txt');

        if (confirm(message['open-unportify'])) {
  , '_blank');

        // Awaits for the user to press the start key again
        window.onkeypress = function(event){startExport(event)}

// This funcion makes the page scroll automatically.
function pageScroll() {
    main_container.scrollTop = auto_scroll_pos;
    scroll_delay = setTimeout(pageScroll,10);
    auto_scroll_pos = auto_scroll_pos + auto_scroll_speed;

// Starts everything when the user presses the start key.
function startExport(event) {
    if (event.keyCode == 48) {
        window.onkeypress = null;

window.onkeypress = function(event){startExport(event)};

/* Everything below is not my code */

// Used to save the playlists in a file.
/*! @source */
var saveAs=saveAs||function(e){"use strict";if(typeof e==="undefined"||typeof navigator!=="undefined"&&/MSIE [1-9]\./.test(navigator.userAgent)){return}var t=e.document,n=function(){return e.URL||e.webkitURL||e},r=t.createElementNS("","a"),o="download"in r,i=function(e){var t=new MouseEvent("click");e.dispatchEvent(t)},a=/constructor/i.test(e.HTMLElement),f=/CriOS\/[\d]+/.test(navigator.userAgent),u=function(t){(e.setImmediate||e.setTimeout)(function(){throw t},0)},d="application/octet-stream",s=1e3*40,c=function(e){var t=function(){if(typeof e==="string"){n().revokeObjectURL(e)}else{e.remove()}};setTimeout(t,s)},l=function(e,t,n){t=[].concat(t);var r=t.length;while(r--){var o=e["on"+t[r]];if(typeof o==="function"){try{,n||e)}catch(i){u(i)}}}},p=function(e){if(/^\s*(?:text\/\S*|application\/xml|\S*\/\S*\+xml)\s*;.*charset\s*=\s*utf-8/i.test(e.type)){return new Blob([String.fromCharCode(65279),e],{type:e.type})}return e},v=function(t,u,s){if(!s){t=p(t)}var v=this,w=t.type,m=w===d,y,h=function(){l(v,"writestart progress write writeend".split(" "))},S=function(){if((f||m&&a)&&e.FileReader){var r=new FileReader;r.onloadend=function(){var t=f?r.result:r.result.replace(/^data:[^;]*;/,"data:attachment/file;");var,"_blank");if(!n)e.location.href=t;t=undefined;v.readyState=v.DONE;h()};r.readAsDataURL(t);v.readyState=v.INIT;return}if(!y){y=n().createObjectURL(t)}if(m){e.location.href=y}else{var,"_blank");if(!o){e.location.href=y}}v.readyState=v.DONE;h();c(y)};v.readyState=v.INIT;if(o){y=n().createObjectURL(t);setTimeout(function(){r.href=y;;i(r);h();c(y);v.readyState=v.DONE});return}S()},w=v.prototype,m=function(e,t,n){return new v(e,t||||"download",n)};if(typeof navigator!=="undefined"&&navigator.msSaveOrOpenBlob){return function(e,t,n){t=t||||"download";if(!n){e=p(e)}return navigator.msSaveOrOpenBlob(e,t)}}w.abort=function(){};w.readyState=w.INIT=0;w.WRITING=1;w.DONE=2;w.error=w.onwritestart=w.onprogress=w.onwrite=w.onabort=w.onerror=w.onwriteend=null;return m}(typeof self!=="undefined"&&self||typeof window!=="undefined"&&window||this.content);if(typeof module!=="undefined"&&module.exports){module.exports.saveAs=saveAs}else if(typeof define!=="undefined"&&define!==null&&define.amd!==null){define([],function(){return saveAs})}


Signatures are too generic
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I've been having some trouble with the unportify portion. The script is pulling the playlists perfectly, but sometimes unportify stops working with certain playlists. It continually says importing without actually finishing. I broke the original playlist down into segments and it only didn't work for certain segments, even small (~25 songs) segments.


Any ideas?

Attached are the original playlist (which didn't work) and two subdivisions, G did work, H did not work.

reply to Esragoria:


Just updated the export script, try exporting it again with the new version.

There's no need to split the playlist, Unportify does that internally in order to contact Spotify; it wasn't working because of a formatting error.

I hope this works.


Signatures are too generic

Unfortunately I am still having the same problem as Esragoria has. I tried your new script and the Unportify site keeps hanging on the import. The new playlist does get created on Spotify but it never gets populated.

reply to noname580:


Huh, that's weird. Maybe the saveas script saves in different formats. Can I take a look at the text file of the playlist? I'll try chaning the server instead, so it makes sure it's in the right format.


Signatures are too generic

Here they are. Both of them failed to move past creating the playlist. Have 3 other 1000 song playlists to test if needed

reply to noname580:


Thank you! The files have come in handy; I updated the script again. Also changed the server to adapt to the new format.


New script.


Tell me if it works!


Signatures are too generic

First time without Albums found 993 tracks and imported 63 of them. Docs in a zip.


The second time with Albums found 1000 tracks but got stuck on the import with nothing but the Playlist being created, no songs listed.

reply to noname580:


Alright, that took a while to find but I finally found where the problem was coming from. It wasn't with the code but the database collation, for some reason, it was in swedish instead of utf8. Never experienced that problem before.


Now it should be working just fine, I tried your file and was able to import 900 songs, the ones that were not found are remixes and "feat. ARTIST". I'll have to improve the code on that side, since Spotify's API is not able to find tracks with titles like that.


The importation time for you should be really short now, since Unportify has learned from me when I imported them and should find your tracks really fast.


Thank you for all the feedback!



Signatures are too generic

Everything seems to be working much better.


Interestingly enough, the export with Albums found 6 more songs than without. 911 with albums and 905 without.


Glad I could be of assistance.


Frustrating that neither company allows for exporting and importing. The labeling needs to be more uniform but I am starting to rant now.

Thanks for your script and program.

reply to noname580:


It finds more songs with albums because some are duplicates with different album names.


No problem about the rambling, I agree.

They don't offer this feature because it allows you to switch services really easily, something that the other company would not like at all and generate legal issues, potentially going to court.


TBH, I'm surprised I didn't get any email yet threatening with legal actions against Unportify.


Signatures are too generic

You are a wonderful person, thank you so much for working on this. The imports are working fine now, excluding the remixes and featuring ARTIST type songs.




reply to Esragoria:

I'm glad it worked! Thank you for the kind words 🙂


Signatures are too generic

The former problem with special Characters (äöü ...) is fixed with the latest release of the script!

Many thanks for this great tool. 

Like the person above said, thank you very much for making this. I really appreciate this.


But! (there is always a but)  Unportify says that 55 out of 218 songs weren't found after the import finished. However, when I copy/paste the titles into Spotify they're found, although not all of them. (then again, good luck with

High Contrast - Wish You Were Here (S.P.Y. Remix) [feat. Selah Corbin])


Also "ã" and "é" got b0rked. 

reply to ouphe:

No problem! I'm glad it was of use.

About the tracks that were not found, it's not Unportify that doesn't find them but Spotify's API. The API seems to be worst than the actual search bar of their application, I'll make some modifications to the code to try and improve it on my side but I'm a little bit limited.



Signatures are too generic

works like a charm! It's catching the vast majority of songs on my playlists. Thanks for creating this and continuing to support it.

Used the latest version on 12-23-16. Works like a charm. Thanks for putting this out there, absolutely fantastic tool.




THX great script!


Keep it going

Unfortunately I get this error which I have attached.

Bildschirmfoto 2017-01-03 um 13.11.54.png

reply to scepticore:

When you paste the code, on Chrome/Chromium, make sure you've selected "top" on the dropdown:


Hope this helps.


Signatures are too generic

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