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Old 06-24-2004, 04:00 PM
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:02 PM
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I've been a hardcore Winamp fan for years, and i didnt even download iTunes until i read the scheme nogromme put together and realized the awesome potential of these psuedo-random smartlists.

Noobie question: When i have any playlist (smart or regular) and i play it on shuffle, does it play 'randomly' within that playlist, or is it giving preference to frequently-played and highy-rated songs?

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Old 07-12-2004, 06:09 PM
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I've always assumed that suffle was completely random. It will not repeat a song on that playlist until you choose another playlist or sync with your computer (which resets shuffle).
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Old 07-12-2004, 10:04 PM
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Another one: I made a Least Recently Played smartlist. Now, ive been listening to them all day and now they are no longer the least recently player. How to I update/refresh a smartlist? Do i need to erase the list and then recreate one with the same rules?
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:38 AM
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Just make sure that the "Live Updating" box is checked. You don't have to do anything but run iTunes and sync with your iPod every now and then.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:00 AM
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Can you rate songs using the iPod Mini, or must it be done using iTunes only?




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Old 07-14-2004, 12:05 PM
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You can do it on the mini directly. The wheel controls volume by default, but if you press the center "select" button, you can scroll through controls for FF/RWD and rating also. Once you see the stars on the display, use the wheel to move your rating up or down accordingly.
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:26 PM
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rewind (cool name). Cool. That is great, because I hardly ever listen to music on my computer, and it's hard to rate songs just by the name, without listening to them... I so can't wait... I'm still messing around with playlists right now, so I guess I have some time. Although I have an empty Marware Convertible waiting...




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Old 11-03-2004, 11:16 PM
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when the live updating box is checked, when does it update? after a certain period of time? when i open iTunes again? when i sync my mini?
another question: is there anything i can do to ensure a specific song gets into one of my smart playlists and therefore on my iPod?



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Old 12-22-2004, 08:53 PM
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This is great, I wanted a Mini and now I want it more... ;-)

I think great iTunes integration like this is how Apple will pull off a flash player...if you are auto-updating every day or week, then you don't need so much storage space to keep things fresh.

Other flash-player manufacturers can duplicate the hardware (more or less), but they can't duplicate iTunes and the integration between iTunes and an iPod.
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:19 PM
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Ok this sounds like a cool idea. But I have one question about it.

Lets say that the 3rd auto-list (least recently played songs) adds 10 songs that I dont really care for. So I skip them 1/2 way through each time they play. Will this mean that they will always be on my ipod? i.e. will the songs I always skip be on the ipod.

Now I know the response will be why have songs I dont like in my iTunes Library. But if you have full albums with one or two songs you dont like you will have them there.

I guess I could go through the thousands of songs and uncheck the ones I do not like and have the iPod not sync unchecked songs, but that seems tedious (but no more tedious than what I am doing now I guess)
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:50 PM
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What I would do about that is the next time it happes, give the song a 1 star rating and then skip it. Then make your unlistened to song playlist exclude all one stars, and they won't show up next time.
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:34 AM
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i think the software could do with an update.
when you open "my iPod" there should be options on the left just like in the iTunes screen (90s music, my top rated etc etc) including, most importantly, albums, artists etc... the same drop down as in your iPod. i cant believe theres no option to delete or just uncheck whole albums in "my Ipod" window.
also the ability to multi-select items with the mouse would be nice

i dont really care for this playlist lark, as most of my listens are whole albums.
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Old 02-26-2005, 03:22 PM
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... there should be options on the left just like in the iTunes screen (90s music, my top rated etc etc) including, most importantly, albums, artists etc... the same drop down as in your iPod. i cant believe theres no option to delete or just uncheck whole albums in "my iPod" window.
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Well the whole idea is to have what is on the iPod the same as what is on iTunes. So you can uncheck by album!

What I do on my mini is transfer one playlist called 'iPod all' which is an auto-generated playlist (size > 0 where all songs are checked)

So I have a manual playlist called 'Unchecked' And I copy all the songs I what to uncheck to that and select all and uncheck all.

I also have seasonal playlists like 'xmas' where I uncheck all for the off season
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Old 02-26-2005, 05:06 PM
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yes i see what you mean, i just wanna keep it simple by not using the playlist functions. i'm just curious as to why the left-hand menu in iTunes has "90s.." "..top rated" "..played..", but not albums & artists. its cool though, ive found you can enter the album name in the search (top) then go in edit, select all.

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