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Old 12-22-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Songbird iTunes importer, xml file, help with changing pathnames

Well I have gotten songbird to import my library from iTunes using the xml file. Ratings and playlists are intact. However I need help changing the pathnames, I do not know what to change them to that Songbird will recognize. Here is an original path example...


My music is mounted at /media/Files/ and all the folders are the same. I do not know if I need to get rid of "file://" or "localhost" or what to change so it is recognized in ubuntu. I am already using the find replace command in gedit. I am very nex to linux so if there are any ways that involve scripts or anything other than find and replace, I will probably need some extra instruction on how to use them or modify them. For example I found this script on...

cp /media/data/documents/My\ Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Music\ Library.xml /tmp/
perl -pi -e 's/file\:\/\/localhost\/E\:\//\/media\//g' /tmp/iTunes\ Music\ Library.xml
echo "Use File>Import Library to import the library (found at /tmp/iTunes Music Library)";

but do not know how to modify it. Thanks for your help.


itunes, songbird, xml

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