How to Import and Export OMPL from iTunes

Export OPML from iTunes

1) Launch iTunes (duh?)

2) Click on the Podcast icon in the Source area on the left side of iTunes

3) Goto …

File > Export Song List

In the dialog box that appears select OPML from the formats drop down menu near the bottom of the window. Don’t forget to name your opml file and make sure there is a .opml extension on it.

5) Click save & your done!


Import OPML from iTunes

1) Launch iTunes (duh?)

2) Click on the Podcast icon in the Source area on the left side of iTunes

3) Goto …

File > Import

In the Import dialog box find your OPML file. Click choose.

4) You’ll see a box comes up that says, “Are you sure you want to add XX subscriptions?” Click yes, of course. (XX is a place holder for the number of RSS feeds in your OPML file that iTunes is importing.)


This tutorial was created with iTunes 6.0.1 on a Mac OSX 10.4.3. I’ll test it on a PC and report back.

To see a difference in your present playlist try exporting a OPML file then clearing a podcast feed or two. Go back and import that OPML file you just made. Your RSS feeds should be back where they were.

Another thing I noticed was iTunes gives errors when trying to import OPML files made by Radio Userland. I’m guessing it’s the difference in the xml syntax.

2 thoughts on “How to Import and Export OMPL from iTunes”

  1. I just got a PSP (Play Station Portable). 🙂 I’ve read that the latest PSP firmware has the ability to manage RSS feeds. It’ll even stream podcast content (Sony calls them feeds) to your PSP via the built in wifi. Interesting that the content contained in the enclosure tag – ex. mp3 – is streamed. That way you won’t fill up your memory stick. I suppose the bits get deleted from a cache somehow. When the PSP has more storage space in the future maybe you’ll be able to download the entire podcast content to the PSP. But this is just what’ve I’ve read.

    Basically this means the PSP can be a portable podcatcher!

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