Tip: Use iTunes Export to convert your playlists to Zune

We get a lot of questions here at WPCentral regarding transitioning your data or media from one service to another. One common question is about iTunes and compatibility. While you can use the Windows Phone 7 Connextor tool to help in that area, one alternative is the open source iTunes Export program by Eric Daugherty.

The app is either command line or has a GUI version (requires Adobe Air) and is pretty straightforward: launch, it finds your playlists, allows you to convert them to different formats to export: standard .m3u, .wpl (Windows Media), .zpl (Zune), or .mpl (Centrafuse) playlists. Seems easy enough and should help those of you previously hooked on iTunes to transition over.

Grab the program here.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

1 Comment
  • I'm confused - what's the benefit of converting playlists? Isn't it the song files themselves that need to be changed? I have a lot of itunes songs that I want to put on my phone, and I spent hours this weekend trying to figure this out. I was afraid I'd have to burn and rip a bunch of cds or buy some expensive converter program, so any advice with all this would be EXTREMELY helpful!!!!!!!!!!