Mac OS Catalina - how to import iTunes playlists

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Description of Issue
Now that Mac OS Catalina is released can you tell me how to import iTunes playlists?

Roon is not able to access the storage with external device (via thunderbolt hard disk) after the Mac OS updated to Catalina.
Is there any setting we can to fix this under Catalina?

Hi @Dilip_Sreshta,

As @Blackjack noted, there is an active ticket with the dev team regarding Catalina and external storage, but for the general iTunes + Roon setup information, this can be located in our iTunes Documentation.

How do I import the plylists?

There is no XML file in cathelina

I’ve been reading somewhere that you still can manually export the library to xml file from within the Music app. You may have to reexport every time something changes.

Can’t try myself, no Catalina here yet.

Tried exporting
But does not work

I believe the old export to XML feature in iTunes has changed (or is no longer available) in the new Music app. Third-party programs can no longer access it.

i have read today, that there is a stop to the access of the new “music” app .
what was possible before is not possible after the update to Catalina .
so apple suggests for anyone who depends on that to wait till third parties are able to change their sw accordingly
there will be a way to automatically export playlists etc etc, but the will take time

its German, but there’s google …

Hi @Dilip_Sreshta & others following this thread,

I have requested that our technical team take a closer look at this behavior in the lab and attempt to reproduce your findings. I will be sure to update this thread once I have more information to share.

Problem solved

You have to export the library and rename it to iTunes Music Library.xml I’m Music Folder.

Worked for me. In Music Folder not I’m Music Folder.

Hi @Edward_Curiel & Others following this thread,

Since we released build 475 which addresses a few Catalina storage issues, you shouldn’t have to perform this workaround anymore. If you still need to rename your music library to be imported properly into Roon, can you please let me know?