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The XML iTunes produces for Android?

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by jzaruba, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    Hello

    I read somewhere that the native player can "eat" what iTunes produces, which allegedly is some form of XML.

    1) Could someone, please, confirm this?
    2) Could you also send me an example of such XML-file that Android understands+plays?

    Regards
    JZ
     



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  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    What do you mean by the native player eating something that iTunes produces? I don't follow. What are you wanting to accomplish at the end of the day?
     
  3. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    Allegedly it is possible to transfer playlists from iTunes to Android, so that the native player can actually play them... And allegedly those are just XML-files. (My understanding is that the Android music player creates its native playlists from those.)

    I want to transform m3u-playlists (on my PC) into something that the native music player can play... w/o installing iTunes or another app on my PC. (I prefer writing tiny m3u-2-XML translator on my own, one day Google fixes this hopefully.)
    Syncing m3u playlist using WMP does not work for me; playlists gets transferred, they look OK, but the player can not get past 2nd track.
     
  4. If you google it, I'm sure there is a pc program that will do that for you.
     
  5. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    Of course I Googled this, I believe it is quite clear from my original message. Also, like I clearly explained, I don't want to install another app. (Not even speaking about creating iTunes account; so much for iSyncr.)
     
  6. And I'm telling you, you're not going to be able to import an Itunes xml file without converting it to a format that android can read.
     
  7. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    Thanks for replying to my very first message where I've been asking whether Android can accept XML exported from iTunes. I take it like "No, it can't". :)
     
  8. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    All I know is I set up playlists in iTunes and sync them with TuneSync. They work just fine.
     
  9. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    yeah, but i don't (want to) keep my collection in iTunes
     
  10. then why are you asking us how to get a playlist from itunes to android?
     
  11. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    You need to read more carefully, I was not asking such thing.
     
  12. Well then I really dont understand what you mean by "eating what itunes produces"
     
  13. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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    I was not asking "how to?", rather I was asking for confirmation of one particular procedure, the one including xml. If creating a playlist in xml was all it takes I would be happy. (I can create it without installing anything, it can be created by simple script.) Unfortunately it is not the case.
    I have even tried the doubleTwist app and Android manager, no luck.
    I might either wait for someone to fix the *.pla bug or write my own Android app that would translate *.m3u into native playlists in the device db.
    Anyways, thanks for your time.
    Cheers
    JZ
     
  14. jzaruba

    jzaruba Newbie
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  15. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    It's a spambot copying other people's posts to spam it's signature links. Ignore :)
     
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