Export / email playlist
Emailing a playlist is one specific way of getting data out of Spinitron and moving it somewhere else. Spinitron's form for emailing allows this and gives additional options: which data to extract, what format to put it in, and how, besides email, to deliver it.
- All users can export one playlist at a time – the playlist can be their own or other users'. Click 'Email / Export' under Playlists and select the date and the playlist that you want to email.
- Editor and administrator users can export bulk playlist data up to 31 days at a time, for example to report to BMI, ASCAP, etc. Click 'Export playlists and other reports' under Music database to export bulk playlists.
Spinitron saves your option choices for next time you use the form. The form has three sections.
1. Fields to include
Many people don't use all of them so use the checkboxes and select only the ones you need.
2. Data options
Spinitron supports several different file formats for export and within each of these there are some options for formatting data within the file.
- HTML list — an HTML file is generated and each row of data (e.g. each song in a playlist) is one paragraph. This looks similar to the playlists on the Spinitron public web site.
- HTML Table — an HTML file is generated but the data is put into an HTML table, similar to the table formatting of playlist on the Spinitron members-only web site.
- Text list — a plain text file is generated, the kind you can paste into an email, text editor, word processor, etc. Each row of data is one line of text with natural language-like formatting (commas, parentheses) to separate fields.
- Text table — a plain text file is generated but each field of data is separated with a slash character: /
- CSV — A Comma Separated Values file is generated. Useful for importing data into Microsoft Excel, FileMaker or similar spreadsheet and database programs. ( about CSV files → )
- Insert a heading for the playlist — this option puts an additional row in the output for each playlist containing information about the playlist and show.
- Column headings — this option puts additional rows in the output column headings for the data.
- DJ's Real Name — available only to administrator users, this will include a DJ's real name as well as on-air DJ name in the output.
- For reading by a — set to 'Computer', date and time values are formatted in the 24-hour HH:MM:SS format. Set to 'Human' times are formatted without seconds and with AM/PM.
3. How to deliver the data?
Spinitron can deliver playlists (and other data) by email, download, or as text for you to cut-n-paste.
- In an email — puts the export file directly into the body of an email. If you select text list, text table or CSV as the file format then the email is a simple text email with the data in the message body. If you choose HTML list or HTML table then an HTML email is used and most email programs will display the data nicely.
- In an attachment to an email — attaches the file with the playlist(s) to the email. The recipient has the option of opening or saving the file separately from the email message.
Please use the form to personalize the email:
- TO: recipient's email address - if more than one, separate them by commas.
- FROM: use your own email address, if you want to use a different email address, make sure it's a valid one.
- MESSAGE: you can change the default text, please mention Spinitron in the email message.
In this browser window to cut-n-paste
Puts the formatted file into a text area in your web browser window allowing you to cut-n-paste it into another program. If you choose the HTML list or HTML table file formats then the HTML markup is shown, which you can paste into a web page or blog editor, for example.
Download or share as a file
Saves your formatted file on the Spinitron servers.
- You can download the file to the computer you're sitting at.
- A link is provided that you can share with others for later download. The link is valid for about a week after which it is deleted.