February 2, 2011 10:01 AM Subscribe
Is my dream of an XML file builder merely a dream?
posted by wocka wocka wocka to technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Part 1 - I am no computer wiz. I can get from point A to point Z with moderate instructions, but I by no means understand any coding language.
Part 2 - I have music. I have lots of music. I keep my music on an external harddrive. This was lucky since when my house was broken into some months ago, the burglar took only my (super old) laptop, but proceeded to unplug my HDD, thus leaving me with my photos and music - yay! However, in taking my computer, s/he took my iTunes XML file (my master file was definitely located on the C drive).
Part 3 - I am very particular about the file format and thus the way my playlists are presented in iTunes (the desired program). In my file system, my music is set up as follows: artist>album>music files. The branch starts out with the artist and contained in each file are separate folders for each album. In iTunes, each playlist is labeled as artist>album.
Part 4 - Since I still have my HDD and file structure, I am hoping there is a program* that can build me an XML file that i can import into iTunes to regain my particular method of music listening.
Part 5 - The results i came to upon googling are often times programs that are 3-6 years old so I am weary of using them. If this exists, is there something more contemporary?
*please see part 1.