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Does WMP need to be installed in order to import playlists?
If so, given my windows 8 does not include WMP (it cannot be installed), how can I get my playlists into spotify. I have imported my music library already, but the massive missing link for me is simply getting spotify to know what I like. I've spent a long long time collecting my music in to genres - if I can tell spotify what it all is (or 90% of it) then I'm happy to delete it all and stay purely with Spotify.
If I create playlists from within Spotify of my local library, will most of it work away from my local machine? Or none of it?
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Does it not work if you try to imort your playlists using File/Import Playlists/Windows Media Player? If there's a way to export the playlist as CSV or m3u files, you could then try running them through Ivy to create spotify playlists from them.
Playlists based on your local files should stream from spotify if the local files aren't available locally as long as they match tracks in the spotify catalogue. Inceorrect metadata can cause hiccups though.
Gave up on Ivy - but found a really simple way to do this within Spotify. Simply import your whole collection and then drag the tracks into new playlists. This is okay for groups that have a lot of tunes, but odd ones are quite hard to pick up and put in the right playlist. Although there is no genre displayed for some reason, there is an "added" column, and if you list by this column, it shows which tracks have been added to a playlist and which tracks haven't. Rebuilding your playlists might take a while if you have a big collection, but nowhere near as long as trying to track everything down manually - since all the tracks you are interested in are right in front of you.
When you make the playlists available offline, I suppose I can delete the originals right? Anybody?
Thanks for your help.