I can get songs from a playlist based on a text file with a different title in each paragraph, but can I use another text file to delete any songs in playlist 'SongList' whose title matches one of the titles in my 'SongList' text file?
Know how to read the text file
set mySampleText to read file "Macintosh SSD:path:to:file.txt"
set paras to paragraphs of mySampleText
The script below find tracks with same title as in your text file and delete. Be careful, there is no reverse to the delete action !!!
set FText to choose file "select your text file" -- select text file set mySampleText to read FText -- read txt file set Paras to paragraphs of mySampleText tell application "iTunes" tell playlist "My preferred playlist" repeat with aSong in Paras -- loop to each title set myTracks to (every track whose name is aSong) if (count of myTracks) > 0 then -- only if found set myTrack to item 1 of myTracks -- take first item found Delete myTrack end if end repeat end tell end tell
You may have to manage the case when you have multiple tracks with the same title. Script above only takes the 1st track found.
I strongly reccomand that you replace the "delete" by "play" during debuting !! (to be safe).
Last, but not least, make sure your txt file is properly encoded if you have special characters in your titles.