I wrote a little program to print some statistics about your iTunes library while watching the Malaysian GP today. It doesn’t really do the whole XML thing, and only prints a couple of things that iTunes itself won’t tell you, but It’s a start of something that could be good. Right now it will tell you which artists and genres you have the most songs of, the average length of songs in your library and their average size.
Update: Now produces output based upon how many times tracks have been played, which was really the point of this whole thing.
Number of tracks: 2964 Total size: 24181 MB Avg. length: 6:41 Avg. size: 8 MB File types: 2954 files, 10 URLs Most popular genres, by number of tracks: Trance: 420 Ska: 337 Techno: 326 Dance: 300 Rock: 260 Most popular artists, by number of tracks: blink-182: 116 Griffin Technology: 102 Paul Oakenfold: 82 DJ Miko & Mini Me: 81 Anabolic Frolic: 79 Most popular genres, by playcount: Ska: 2210 Dance: 1755 Trance: 1331 Techno: 1078 Rock: 987 Most popular artists, by playcount: blink-182: 621 DJ Miko & Mini Me: 438 Goldfinger: 380 Paul Oakenfold: 362 Big D and the Kids Table: 347