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  Grabbing iTMS Preview Tracks the Geek Way
Subject:   Real use for preview tracks: a portable Wish List
Date:   2006-05-15 01:22:40
From:   alderete
Actually, I can think of a very practical reason why a person might like to create a playlist of preview tracks, and be able to get them to their iPod: the preview tracks make a terrific Wish List, and having them on your iPod makes them portable into a music store (for those of us still buying things on CD, anyway).


Unfortunately, I don't think this tip helps me much in that regard, in that what I *most* want is the metadata associated with the track, rather than the track itself (which is really just a placeholder used to have something to attach the metadata to).


Anybody have a solution to that?

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  • Real use for preview tracks: a portable Wish List
    2006-06-07 11:01:26  cksmith [View]

    >what I *most* want is the metadata associated with the track, rather than the track itself (which is really just a placeholder used to have something to attach the metadata to). Anybody have a solution to that?

    Just use the first part of the process described in the article:

    Drag the preview songs you like into a new playlist, then save the playlist as a text file. Import into Excel or other spreadsheet program, and print it out. Take the spreadsheet to the store, and you have all the metadata you need for shopping. If you want it electronic instead of dead trees, you'll have to put it into your mobile phone, or as a note file in your iPod.