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Copy files of selected tracks or playlist to new location with M3U file referencing them

This script will copy the files of the selected tracks (or the files of the tracks in the selected playlist) to a user-chosen location and then create a M3U playlist file in the same location with relative file path references to the copied files. Includes options for renaming exported files with tag-pattern substitution (see File Renamer), FAT32 volume-checking, creating a relative subfolder for the audio files and for over-writing existing audio files.

OS X 10.6 and later only.

Primarily intended for loading audio files and M3U playlists to mounted portable media--SD card, USB memory stick, and so on--that are used by various media players. Documentation explains more.

Action shot:

Export Selected With M3U in action

Top, audio files and M3U file are copied to my selected folder (named "MUSIC" and which happens to be on a USB stick). Bottom, the M3U file as viewed in TextEdit. The files have been renamed with a substitution pattern using [track count] and [name] tags from each track.

Latest version:

  • Fixes for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) compatibility
  • November 3, 2013


  • see the read me PDF
  • short url: http://dougscripts.com/514
  • category: Managing Files
  • build type: Cocoa-AppleScript
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • latest version downloads: 677 | total downloads: 1775
  • download size: 1090.6K

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