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ITPL - iTunes Playlist command line tool

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itpl (iTunes PlayList in short) is a command line tool to export iTunes playlist with various options.

Features

  • Use iTunes Library/API, not relying on xml/plist
  • List all playlists
  • List all items’ path of a playlist
    • Put path inside single or double quotes
    • Remove base path
    • Add prefix string to output path
    • Output path in escaped format
    • Output path in NFC(Linux) encoding

Install

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git clone https://github.com/J-Siu/itpl.git
cd itpl
swift build -c release

# Copy binary to /usr/local/bin
cp .build/x86_64-apple-macosx/release/itpl /usr/local/bin/

Usage

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USAGE: itpl [-r <base path>] [-p <prefix>] [-e] [-n] [--qd] [--qs] [-d] [<name>]

ARGUMENTS:
  <name>                  Play list name
        List all play list if no name is provided.

OPTIONS:
  -r <base path>          Remove base path from item path output.
        Path output in full if it does not contain the provided base path.
  -p <prefix>             Add prefix string to each line.
  -e                      Escape format.
  -n                      Encode path in NFC(Linux) encoding.
  --qd                    Path in double quote.
  --qs                    Path in single quote.
  -d                      Debug mode.
  -h, --help              Show help information.

M3U Playlist

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itpl fav > fav.m3u

If Linux/NFC encoding is needed:

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itpl fav -n > fav.m3u

Other Examples

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# List all playlists
$ itpl
Library
Music
Music Videos
TV & Movies
Purchased
fav
Movies
Home Videos
TV Shows
Podcasts
Audiobooks
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# List playlist fav items in escape format
$ itpl fav -e
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/01\ The\ Miracle\ \(Of\ Joey\ Ramone\).m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/02\ Every\ Breaking\ Wave.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/03\ California\ \(There\ Is\ No\ End\ to\ Love\).m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/04\ Song\ for\ Someone.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/05\ Iris\ \(Hold\ Me\ Close\).m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/06\ Volcano.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/07\ Raised\ By\ Wolves.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/08\ Cedarwood\ Road.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/09\ Sleep\ Like\ a\ Baby\ Tonight.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/10\ This\ Is\ Where\ You\ Can\ Reach\ Me\ Now.m4a
/Users/js/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/11\ The\ Troubles.m4a
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# List playlist fav items with base path /Users/js/Music/ removed
$ itpl fav -r /Users/js/Music/
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/01 The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/02 Every Breaking Wave.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/03 California (There Is No End to Love).m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/04 Song for Someone.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/05 Iris (Hold Me Close).m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/06 Volcano.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/07 Raised By Wolves.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/08 Cedarwood Road.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/09 Sleep Like a Baby Tonight.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/10 This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now.m4a
iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/U2/Songs of Innocence/11 The Troubles.m4a
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# Escape path, remove base path /Users/js/Music/, and add "ls -lh " in front
$ itpl fav -r /Users/js/Music/ -p "ls -lh " -e
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/01\ The\ Miracle\ \(Of\ Joey\ Ramone\).m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/02\ Every\ Breaking\ Wave.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/03\ California\ \(There\ Is\ No\ End\ to\ Love\).m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/04\ Song\ for\ Someone.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/05\ Iris\ \(Hold\ Me\ Close\).m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/06\ Volcano.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/07\ Raised\ By\ Wolves.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/08\ Cedarwood\ Road.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/09\ Sleep\ Like\ a\ Baby\ Tonight.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/10\ This\ Is\ Where\ You\ Can\ Reach\ Me\ Now.m4a
ls -lh iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/U2/Songs\ of\ Innocence/11\ The\ Troubles.m4a

Repository

Contributors

Changelog

  • 1.0
    • Initial release

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

John Siu

Update: 2020-08-12
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