View Full Version : [SOLVED] Transferring windows media players ratings/playlists to ubuntu

June 30th, 2009, 10:57 PM
I'm moving my music collection from my windows desktop to my newest ubuntu installation, but I have a large amount of windows media playlists, custom ratings, etc stored on the windows computer. Is there a way to transfer all my song ratings, wmp playlists, etc into exaile songbird media player? Thanks in advance!

September 6th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Apparently, wmp stores its ratings in a proprietary format within its configuration settings, so you can't extract them. The playlists, however, can be read by a bunch of other media players if you convert them to .m3u.

September 6th, 2009, 09:26 PM
What if you burn them onto a CD, and then from there wait to get onto UBuntU, then upload the songs.. Is that possible?

September 6th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Sure, it's possible, but I'm not talking about transferring the music. I'm talking about transferring the ratings, and WMP doesn't use ID3 tags to store them. It does this in a proprietary format, so the ratings aren't transferred with the music.