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I think iTunes avoids making it easy because they don't want you switching media players. The other media player that I had in mind is mediamonkey. The "export playlist" feature gives a text file that doesn't seem easily importable. Ideally it would export as an m3u or something.

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Are you sure you didn't miss something? Seems iTunes has had the ability to export playlists in M3U format for some time now:

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Just in case that doesn't work for some reason, there are always third party apps such as iTunes Export or iExporter.

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The instructions on the linked page are somewhat unnecessary. You can just right click on the playlist and select "Export". Bam. –  ta.speot.is Mar 31 '13 at 21:34
    
@ta.speot.is: Thanks for the info. I wouldn't touch iTunes with a barge-pole personally, but I'm sure the OP will be happy to know. :) –  Karan Mar 31 '13 at 21:50
    
thank you so much... i don't know why i assumed that just because it was defaulting to text file output meant that was the only option :) –  Michael Bishop Mar 31 '13 at 21:57
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I don't know about exporting playlists out of iTunes, but Winamp can pull them into a format you can either keep in Winamp, or pull out as an M3U. It has the ability to import iTunes playlists from a fresh install, where it should ask you to import your existing iTunes library & playlists. It also has the ability to import both from the library menu, should you already have Winamp installed.

Here's a great write-up with instructions from January 2013:

http://www.wondershare.com/apple-software/import-itunes-library-to-winamp.html

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