Here’s a handy AppleScript for anyone who occasionally needs to collect all the files of a given playlist into one folder. The only silly requirement is that a track in the playlist must be playing while it’s run (it’s the only way I found how to refer to a “selected” playlist).
So just play a song in the list, run the script and it will prompt you for a destination into which it’ll create a folder named after the playlist and copy all the files into it.
tell application "iTunes" set dst to choose folder set thePlaylist to current playlist set folderName to (name of thePlaylist as string) set dst to quoted form of (POSIX path of dst & "/" & folderName) do shell script "mkdir " & dst repeat with t in every file track of thePlaylist set loc to location of t set src to (quoted form of POSIX path of loc) do shell script "cp " & src & " " & dst end repeat do shell script "open " & dst end tell
You can run the script from anywhere you like, but I prefer to keep it in ~/Library/iTunes/Scripts with the name “Collect Playlist”.