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Old 02-11-2005, 09:19 AM
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I'd like a smart playlist that includes full albums only... If I view all my music by album, I just get confused by the amount of stuff that appears to be on there, but of course a lot of it is just the odd track, or CD singles. I'd love to be able to browse complete albums only, but I don't know if it's possible...
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:53 PM
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How do you make a smart playlist?

I'm not sure how you would do this, but I like the idea that was said in here, a list of 50 songs that are most often played.

Can someone tell me how to do this?

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Old 03-04-2005, 06:16 AM
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File> New Smartplaylist

tick the limit to box, type 50 in the next box, select songs, selected by 'most often played'



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Old 03-04-2005, 07:13 PM
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Ah, that would probably help

Thanks a bunch

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Old 05-03-2005, 01:25 PM
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just look at 'top 25 most played' which is preset and follow that but with 50.



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Old 06-08-2005, 05:05 PM
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I spent this last weekend making sure that all 2400+ songs I have in my 'Pod have the correct genre, album title and year (release date). Then created several smart playlists, 60's, 70's. 80's..... and so on.

I created a few more playlists, by genre - Pop, Rock, Metal, etc....

Pretty basic really but it works fer me



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Old 06-08-2005, 05:34 PM
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My most important playlists (outside of pre-set ones like Recently Added or Played):

Year: decade, 60's-00's
Recent Favourites (4-5 star songs played in last 2 weeks, limited to 100 by most frequently played)
Favourite (Genre) (3-5 star songs in Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Classical, etc.)

But my most used is my "Main Playlist". This is a dependent playlist compiling 10 other playlists, which excludes genres I don't want popping up randomly (Classical, Instrumental Jazz, etc.) or songs that are too long (over 15 minutes), or albums I like to listen to end-to-end (like Dark Side of the Moon).

Of those that are left, it gives me a mix of roughly 37.5% 5-star, 37.5% 4-star, 17% 3-star and 8% 2-star songs, that haven't been played in the last 3 days/7 days/14 days/28 days, respectively. It also limits the number of songs from artists which I have a ton of to a reasonable number, so every 3rd song isn't by the same 3 or 4 artists.

I love smart playlists.
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:50 PM
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My ipod is a shuffle and to get the most out of your shuffle you need to autofill from a smartlist and it should be a very smartlist. My SUPERLIST has five conditions. SUPERLIST contains songs that are are on one or more of five other smartlists (sublists).

SUPERLIST is limited to 152 songs selected at random (a song on SUPERLIST will stay on SUPERLIST until it no longer meets the conditions of any of the five sublists). This works because each of the five sublists is limited on the basis of least often played. There's more to it than I can tell you here. It demands another thread or three. The relative size that each sublist (limited on basis of least often played) determines how big a part of SUPERLIST each playlist plays. Word.

SUPERLIST and the ipod shuffle are great for OCD sufferers, "I must llisten to SUPERLIST in order (autofilled randomly, not played in shuffle mode) or something bad might happen" If you listen to SUPERLIST nothing bad will happen, but it will be awhile before you hear that song you listened to 27 times already if you have a big library. This keeps it fresh and prevents burnout on the very best songs you have. We all have songs that we know are the best song but we heard it too much, needs a long break.

I'm not intending to shout about SUPERLIST by shifting it to uppercase. I named SUPERLIST in my itunes with all caps because it's, well, SUPER, and I have retained the original spelling here. The last word in this post that's all caps might have been shouting, oops, sorry!

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Old 06-23-2005, 02:41 AM
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I have:

1 Hour FreshMix :
- My rating is in the range 3 stars to 5 stars
- Last Played is not in the last 1 week
- Limit to 60 Minutes selected by random

Great but Unlistened :
- My rating is in the range 4 stars to 5 stars
- Last Played is not in the last 2 weeks
- Limit to 25 Songs Selected by Least Recently added

5-Stars :
- My rating is 5 stars

4-Stars :
- Same as above but "4"

Top 25 Most Played :
- Limit to 25 Songs Selected by Most Often Played

Unrated Songs :
- Songs in there are not rated, when I have nothing to do I listen to these and rate them from 1 to 5 Stars.

Dead Songs :
- Songs that have a rating of 1 are in there, these are songs that will most likely be removed from the iPod.

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Old 07-03-2005, 09:09 AM
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Money's Worth
Playlist is: Purchased Music
Lasted Played: is not in the last month
Genre is not: Audiobooks
Genre is not: Classical

Limit to 10 songs selected by random

This was you ensure you listen to the music you've paid for using iTunes, shame you cannot get one for the CDs you've bought. That way money would not be wasted
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:18 PM
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What Smart Playlists do YOU have?

No idea if this is the right forum for this topic. but it's the closest I could find.

What Smart Playlists are on your iPod? Mine:

1. Great But Forgotten: Play Count +3
Rating +4
Last Played: > 2 Weeks

Gives me songs I used to lke but have not played once in a while

2. Heavy Rotation: Rating: +4
Last Played: In the past 2 weeks

Gives me songs that are currently in.

3. Best Of The Best: Play Count: more than 100
Rating: 5 Stars

All time favourites.

Your ideas might help me a lot, thank you.



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Old 01-23-2006, 03:59 AM
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Recently I do not have access to the star option when I select My Star Rating when creating a smart playlist. The box is empty where one should be able to select the star value and can not be changed. All other options are working fine except when you select MY Star Option.
Any ideas?
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:27 PM
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Re: Your Smart Playlists

Quote:
Originally posted by -James
What Smart Playlists do you have set up in iTunes, and what criteria do songs in your music library have to match in order to become a part of them? These are mine:

The Best Songs
My Rating is 5 stars
Limit to 50 songs selected by most often played

The Good Songs
My Rating is 4 stars
Limit to 50 songs selected by most often played
Why the hell would someone listen to 'good songs' when they can listen to 'the best songs'??? wtf.
just curious.



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Old 02-21-2006, 10:56 PM
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Re: Re: Your Smart Playlists

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Originally posted by NBrownie09
Why the hell would someone listen to 'good songs' when they can listen to 'the best songs'??? wtf.
just curious.
If you are in the mood for something else.



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Old 05-06-2006, 02:54 PM
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Lightbulb your best smart-playlists and how to make them.

i need some help with new ideas for smart playlists

could anyone help, plz

thanks in advance.



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