So, wife want’s to transfer from Spotify to Google Music. Luck would have it that there is a tool to do that.
- These are the steps I did to get it to work on my Ubuntu 13.04 install
- Portify isn’t fully stable, it stopped/hanged a couple of times
I’m building as my regular user, feel free to break/comprimise your system by running this is as root, I’m going to start with getting a current version of nodejs and build stuff
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs build-essential
Fetching Source code
Once you got the basics setup, it’s time to get a workdir and the code.
# I work from a Projects folder, feel free to build in any location you like
git clone https://github.com/mauimauer/portify.git
Building the code
Now, the Readme tells me that npm install fetches all dependencies, this is a lie!, atleast for me. 🙂
npm install debug formidable methods
npm install superagent socket.io-client connect
npm install buffer-crc32 fresh range-parser
npm install module cookie-signature cookie send
This should be enough to get it to build
Running and accessing the program
Portify is a deamon that runs as a web application, so to get things going you start it up
Now the only thing left to do is access it through your browser. So if it’s running, just click this link http://127.0.0.1:3132
The tool helped me enough to port most playlists from Spotify to Google Music, but it’s not always successfull. And installing is a bit tricky, hope this helps someone.