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Old 10-17-2003, 01:38 PM
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ohhhhhhhh hehehe thanks, I thought I was crazy

to rcwoll - he means hold down the 'Ctrl' key and then click.
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Old 10-17-2003, 01:50 PM
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rcwoll:

Hold down the <cntrl> key, and click the first checkbox. It will uncheck the songs for the entire Artist or Album you have selected.

***Edit** Yeah, that's what I mean

C'mon guys...it was late for me. I'll clean the whole darn thing up.



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Old 10-17-2003, 05:12 PM
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a much simpler way...

a much simpler way of accomplishing the same goal (i.e., a live-updating, master smart playlist) is to:

-- make sure all your songs are checked (i, for one, see no case when you'd want to un-check any song, ever. if anyone can think of why they are there, i'd love to know)
-- create a new smartlist
-- uncheck "match the following condition"
-- check "limit to" and type in "100" then choose "GB" then choose selected by "artist"
-- make sure "live updating" is checked, as is the default

voila!
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Crawford..those are exactly the steps I outlined (albeit, you've done it in a much more sussinct way ).

Oh, and why would you want to uncheck songs? The whole purpose of the post: because my library is about twice the size of my 15 giger. I gotta uncheck.

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Old 10-17-2003, 07:24 PM
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iam sorry , but i need to ask for an easy'er way...
sitting here in germany, and my schools english does not fit to the long tutorial
the problem (so i hope) i understand - and share it to. my musiklibrary is to big for autosync with the ipod. but the solution doesnt make sense to me. please could anybody be so kind, and gimme an step-by-step-"how to" like:
1.create a smart playlist ....
2...
3... ( the way cwofford startet his entry)
so that i finally got a way to plug the ipod in and its autosynking to the musik i like to hear. Thanx



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Old 10-17-2003, 07:54 PM
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OK, step by step:
  • Click the Browse button in the upper right-corner so the Panes are viewable at the top.
  • Select an Artist in the pane at the top that you want to exclude from the iPod.
  • Hold down the <cntrl> key and click the first checkbox--all the checkboxes for that artist will become unchecked.
  • Continue for each Artist that you want to exclude. You can if you wish, as an alternative, select an Album or Albums and deselect that way as well
  • When done excluding all the artists, click on File>New Smart Playlist
  • Uncheck the "Match Any of the Following Conditions" checkbox
  • Check the "Limit To" checkbox, set it to 100 GB, sort by Artist
You're done, now click on the iPod Options button in the lower right-hand corner and select this Playlist to sync w/the iPod (and any others

You don't have to create this smartlist, but it helps you see how many songs you've checked (in terms of megabytes).

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Old 10-18-2003, 12:55 PM
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Great tip, thanks..

So any playlist we make can be iPod friendly by selecting "only checked items" along with any other rules...

Now, my question is:

Since I have more MP3s in my library than what will fit in my ipod, I'd like that every new song added to the library, be added unchecked, so that I dont have to keep hunting high and low for newly added songs to uncheck them.

Is there a way?
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Old 10-18-2003, 12:57 PM
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Does this add anything...?
If you just enter a space into the filter box you list all files in library. CTRL click as described on first file then deselects all. Files can then be added as needed. Seems to be a bit more logical to add what you want rather than deselect what you dont?
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Roland:

I believe all new files are automatically added as checked. But you can create a smart playlist based on imported date. This will show you all your new tunes and you can then manage them that way. I know this is what they do in MC9, they have "Task" smartlists (like "Needs Ratings" or "Missing Info" and "Recently Imported" that help you manage your tunes--itunes needs that.

peter960: well, it all depends. If you have only 2 gigs that you don't want on your iPod, then it makes more sense to exclude doesn't it? It's a matter of whether you have to select more to exclude or select more to include.

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Old 10-18-2003, 01:40 PM
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thanks for the tip ashawley

Another tip someone here gave me is about queueing songs for play in itunes... following his tip, I just created a "now playing" playlist, then added songs to it and played from it.

tips for itunes... now there's a sticky thread wanting to happen



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Old 10-18-2003, 08:32 PM
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This thred thas been the bigest help. Can't thank you enough. Peace
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Old 10-19-2003, 03:16 PM
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What does unchecking accomplish?

Why not just create a playlist/smart playlist and the drag artists/albums/genres into it, then select "Automaticallly update selected playlists only" from the iPod menu and then choose the playlist you just created?

This would only sync files listed in that playlist, no?

How do those little checkboxes enter the picture.

im confused.

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Old 10-19-2003, 07:30 PM
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Going your route, spiny, everytime you add media to the library, you'd have to update that manual playlist to get the tunes on the iPod.

This way you don't, the tunes will automatically be added to the iPod (and the Smart Playlist)

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Old 10-23-2003, 05:57 PM
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Adam,

anyway we can make this a sticky again? Not sure why it got "unsticky", but I'm assuming there might be others like me who with the recent iTunes update are willing to give iTunes a try. Took me a while to find this post.



Apple's playlists aren't quite so "smart" anymore.
http://www.dumbplaylists.com
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:17 PM
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Oh, sure. I unstuck it because I thought it was old by now.



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