I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and am using iTunes. I previously had an issue where when iTunes organized my media library (after transferring all my music over), the file names were auto-truncated to 40 characters. This effectively broke a large portion of my library.
To see all the songs that were broken I created a smart playlist of "dead" songs and exported that playlist information. Unfortunately, the dead locations did not get exported when I chose
File -> Export Playlist, only the other metadata was exported. This is strange because when I actually select
Get Info on the song, I can see the file path it is looking for.
Is there some way to get this information exported? I'm trying to write a script to auto-rename the files it finds to the correct (longer) file names.
Here is an example:
Let's say I have a song that is broken in iTunes (the file path is incorrect). In iTunes this appears with the correct metadata. I can check the metadata by right clicking on the song in question and selecting
My song structure looks like this:
Artist: DJ Rashad Song: Last Winter Album: Double Cup Genre: Footwork Location: C:\My Music\iTunes\DJ Rashad\Double Cup\DJ Rashad - Last Winter.mp3
In this case the
Location attribute is incorrect, which is fine. But I still need this data when I export the information about the track. So I drag this track into its own playlist and export the information via
File -> Export Playlist. I expect to see the structure above but instead what appears in the corresponding file is the following:
Artist: DJ Rashad Song: Last Winter Album: Double Cup Genre: Footwork Location:
Since iTunes does not find the location, it exports an empty location. Since I am writing a script to correct some broken paths, I do not want an empty location. I want the last known location of the file (the one that is displayed when viewing
Get Info). How can I export the complete information under the