iTunes to Zune Playlist Converter1.0
Big names in the multimedia industry have tried to make a name for themselves with various applications capable of high-definition playback and playlist manipulation. Coming with dedicated formats, iTunes and Zune are some of the most commonly used entertainment platforms. Switching is not easy and if you want to keep playlists intact, iTunes to Zune Playlist Converter might just be the tool you're looking for.
Straightforward and intuitive design
The application is as straightforward as it can get, with a simple interface that greets you right from the first run. Two address fields require you to specify input and output items, as well as a few other options that are available for a little sense of freedom when selecting playlists to be exported.
Performs a one-way operation
One might ask why a converter is needed for such a trivial task, but both iTunes and Zune generate different file formats in which song details, order and path are kept safe. For instance, the iTunes playlist you're looking for as an input is found under the XML format, with the output after processing leaving you with a ZPL file which Zune can read. However, the application can only be used as a one-way ride, without the possibility to convert ZPL to iTunes XML format.
Good but far from being a pro
Unfortunately, the application is not able to detect, and does not rely whatsoever on the targeted applications, so you have to manually locate playlist files. Luckily, a slight hint as to where they might be located is given in a small helpful tooltip.
In case you're using the iTunes playlist still, one last click on the “Update Playlist” button makes sure it is exported with final modifications. The conversion process itself takes roughly about a second, with a small window informing you of the final status, but with no button to take you to the destination folder.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that iTunes to Zune Playlist Converter is a straightforward utility with no other purpose but to help you migrate from iTunes to Zune while keeping your playlists intact. It feels a little rough around the edges, but for what it's intended, the job is properly done.