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Old 19th May 2009, 19:27   #1
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Windows Media Player Import: plug-in to import the WMP library

Hi all, I have finished my Winamp plug-in to import the Windows Media Player library into Winamp, including all library-specific metadata, such as ratings and playcounts. It provides a similar functionality as the built-in plug-in for importing an iTunes database, but for the Windows Media Player library instead, and offers more options.

Access the plug-in by clicking "Import from Windows Media Player" in the File menu of Winamp's Media Library or main window. Then you can choose to import all audio and video files, only audio or only video files, or only files in a specific playlist. By default, the plug-in will update previously imported files whose metadata has changed in the WMP library, but this can be disabled, to only allow the importing of new files. There's also an option to remove files from the Winamp library that have been removed from the WMP library (use this with care), and to automatically import on every Winamp start-up.

The plug-in is guaranteed not to make any changes to the Windows Media Player library, so you can be sure that your WMP library is safe. Only the Winamp Media Library is affected.

Importing is pretty fast and takes just a few seconds on a moderate PC when importing about 2.000 files.

This plug-in can be used, for example, to put your Windows Media Player library on an iPod. Just import your WMP library into Winamp, and then use the built-in iPod support or the excellent ml_iPod plug-in to sync the imported library to the iPod.

I hope that this plug-in can be useful to some people, and please don't hesitate to report any problems or suggestions here. If no big issues arise, I will submit it to the Winamp plug-ins database.

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