5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2010 10:54 AM by PT
paKman300 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Sorry if this is blindingly obvious - maybe I'm missing something but a search of the other threads and a check of the help facilities hasn't helped.

It's what I thought is a ridiculously simple issue. I want to export a playlist to a USB stick so I can plug it into my micro-system and play it. That means I want to export the listing and the MP3s that go with it. How do I do this? The export playlist function only creates a text file.

Maybe I've got this wrong but this facility seems to pre-suppose that the other unit has a duplicate iTunes library.

I'm sure this must be straightforward. I hope I don't have to start rummaging through the multiple folders in the iTunes library to find the tracks I want and then drag'n'drop onto the stick one at a time.

Again, sorry of this is obvious but I have looked in the obvious places and couldn't find an answer.

Compaq SR5601, Windows Vista
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (43,685 points)
    I don't have Windows but on a Mac you can highlight all the tracks in a playlist in an iTunes window and drag them to a flash drive. It will copy the files in that list to the drive which you can then include with your exported playlist file.
  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7 (21,695 points)
    Limnos wrote:
    I don't have Windows but on a Mac you can highlight all the tracks in a playlist in an iTunes window and drag them to a flash drive. It will copy the files in that list to the drive which you can then include with your exported playlist file.


    It works the same way on Windows. This is by far the easiest way to copy a set of files all at once.
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (43,685 points)
    I thought it might be the same, seeing as it's all iTunes, but...
  • paKman300 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh dear, I knew it was really obvious.

    My only excuse is I usually open iTunes in a full window so this never occurred to me.

    Many thanks.
  • PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,880 points)
    As a related aside, you can use this trick to make copies of music that you want to play around with or email or whatever. So say you want to try out a new audio editing app, drag a track from your iTunes window onto your desktop (or wherever you prefer) and iTunes makes a COPY there which you can now ruin to your heart's content without worrying about effecting the original.

    Patrick