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How to Export iTunes Playlist with Music Files

iTunes is a powerful tool to organize your music using common and smart playlists. Sometimes, due to some reasons, you may like to export your iTunes playlists to another computer or simply wanted to copy the iTunes playlists with music files onto your iPhone, iPad or iPod. But, how can you actually do this? Take it easy. This article intends to show you the solutions; in 2 different parts. Check it out now!

Part 1: Export Playlists from iTunes to Text

This is what iTunes does exactly with no 3rd party application required. iTunes supports the exportation of playlists to a Text, XML M3U and M3U8 file. First you have to launch iTunes and on the left-hand side navigation menu, select the playlist (only one available) and go to File > Library > Export Playlist....

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Part 2: Export iTunes Playlists to iPhone/iPad/iPod

It's for sure that iTunes will be able to export the playlists to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. In the navigation pane on the left of the interface, go to your iPhone, iPad or iPod and click Music. In the music management window, check Sync Music. In the pop-up dialog box, click Remove and Sync. You can choose to export the entire playlists or selected playlists. Then, click Apply .

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However, every time iTunes syncs a playlist to your iPhone, iPod or iPad, the old playlist will be removed. It's terrible, especially when you're wanting to keep the old one too. So, it will be perfect if you're able to export iTunes playlists to your iPhone, iPod or iPad and keep the old playlists.

Is it possible to export iTunes Playlist to your iPhone, iPod or iPad without having to sacrifice the current playlists on them? Yes, you definitely can!  With the Wondershare TunesGo, you'll easily export iTunes playlist to the iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Download the Wondershare TunesGo to export iTunes playlist to your iDevices!

Step1: Click on Transfer Music on the default home page, enter the Transfer Music page once the device is connected;

Step2: Click on Import, choose “Import from iTunes”;

Step3: Select the playlists you want to transfer from iTunes to device, click OK.

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Thomas Jones
Does the another computer run in Mac? If yes, you can try Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). First, use the software to import 50 songs from Mac to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Then, run Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) on another computer and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac with USB cable. And then, use Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to export 50 songs from your iPhone/iPad/iPod to another Mac. If another computer runs in Windows, you can try Wondershare TunesGo to export 50 songs from iPhone/iPad/iPod to the Windows computer. It's not just 1 click, but still very easy. The songs can be played without any question.
Well, that won't work for me. I have a Mac. However, I did manage to export the songs successfully by using Dropbox. It required much more effort that the method I thought would work, but that's academic since it didn't and can't work. By the way, I want to be sure that I understand you correctly. Are you saying that by using Wondershare iTunes Go, you could export, say, 50 songs to another computer with one click? Also, just to be sure, that the person receiving the 50 songs could play and listen to them all?
Thomas Jones
To export playlists with music from iTunes to computer, you can use Wondershare TunesGo. It's compatible with any computer running Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.
What about exporting Playlists with music to any computer? That's what interests me. Oftentimes, you have no idea what type of computer or operating system the intended receiver has.
Chris Rounds
This is a great idea, and it seems to work like a charm so far. My wife and I have sansa MP3 players that do not seem to accept iTunes playlists. Been using WMP to get music on the Sansa players. But iTunes seems way better for creating playlists than WMP, and it was driving me crazy to try to come up with a work around to get my iTunes playlists into a format I could use on the Sansas. This program seems to work like a charm. And it took about 90 seconds to figure out, even for an old geezer like me.