How to Import Playlists from iTunes, Windows Media Player, and other Apps
Updated by Russell Samuels on Mar 1, 2017

When MediaMonkey scans your hard disk, it searches for music and playlist file types that you've chosen. By default, Windows Media Player and iTunes, don't store playlists in a format that can be read by MediaMonkey. If you want MediaMonkey to read these playlists, you'll want to export them into a format that MediaMonkey can read (e.g. .m3u or .pls).

For Windows Media Player Playlists:

  1. Click Library.
  2. In the Contents pane (the left pane), expand the My Playlists category, and then click a playlist to make it play.
  3. On the File menu, click Save Now Playing List As (Save Playlist As in Windows Media Player 9 Series), click Save as type, and then click M3U Playlist(*.m3u).
  4. In the File name box, type a file name for the M3U playlist, and then click Save.

For iTunes Playlists

  1. Select the Playlist you want exported
  2. From the Main Menu select File > Library > Export Playlist
  3. Select a folder to save the Playlist file to
  4. Enter a name you want to name the Playlist file
  5. Set Save as Type to M3U files (*.m3u)
  6. Click Save

Alternative third party options for iTunes:


Once you have exported Playlists from another application and you're ready to import them:

  1. In MediaMonkey, click File > Add/Rescan Files
  2. Check under File Types that M3U is enabled to be scanned
  3. Select the folders where the Playlist files were saved
  4. Initiate scan
  5. Imported Playlists will now show under the Playlist > Imported Playlists node in the Media Tree


Note that once Playlists have been imported that the original Playlist files on your PC can be removed. MediaMonkey maintains no link to them and any updates to these Playlists files won't be reflected in MediaMonkey on rescanning. MediaMonkey stores the imported Playlists in its own database and modifies the database entry when the user modifies Playlists in MediaMonkey.

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