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Old 06-07-2006, 05:31 PM
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Orcin
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 74
My Smart Playlist

I use a smart playlist that I call 101 KPOD-FM for listening while I commute and exercise. I named it that way to make it appear at the top of my playlists. I got the idea from the smartplaylist site but I didn't need anything quite so complicated as their example.

I create KPOD this way:

KPOD1:
Match all
Genre is not {whatever you want to exclude}
My Rating is greater than 3 stars
Time is less than 12:01
Last played is not in last 2 weeks
Limit 80 songs at random
Auto-update on

KPOD2:
Match all
Genre is not {whatever you want to exclude}
My Rating is 3 stars
Time is less than 6:01
Last Played is not in last 2 months
Limit 20 songs at random
Auto-update on

101 KPOD-FM:
Match any
Playlist is KPOD1
Playlist is KPOD2
Limit 100 songs at random
Auto-update on

This playlist is a good mix of my favorites and the occasional song that I haven't heard for a while. You can adjust the 80/20 ratio of song ratings and values of "date last played" depending upon your library size, quantity of top-rated songs, and how much you listen to the playlist.

I go with a shorter time on the 3 star list because I don't want to be stuck listening to a long but average song. (I found that I usually just skipped those when they came up anyway.) I don't include 2 star songs because I typically rate those as "ok in the context of the album but I wouldn't listen to it otherwise".
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