Smart Playlists are music playlists dynamically generated from some criteria specified by the user.

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How to find artist with only one song in iTunes of Finder?

I'd like to clean up my iTunes lib on Macbook. Is there any way to delete songs of the singer who has only one song in my iTunes lib? (I didn't see the option for this condition in smart playlist.) ...
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Trigger refresh/update smart playlists in iTunes using Applescript?

I keep live update turned off on most of my smart playlists because changing anything, such as ratings, for a currently playing song could cause the song to disappear from the playlist if it no longer ...
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What does an “All” nested group do in a “Match All” Smart Playlist?

When creating a Smart Playlist, what does placing a "All of the following are true" nested group when the playlist is set to "Match all of the following rules"? I've tried reading through it ...
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How to restore a playlist (not the music) in iTunes?

How to restore a playlist (not the music) in iTunes? Background: I recently had to restore OS 10.8.5 and incredibly, the hard drive containing TimeMachine info crashed half way into the restoration ...
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Songs not in “Music” but seen in smart playlist created for that artist

I added a CD to my iTunes Library yesterday. I could not find them under Recently Added playlist or under Music. So, I created a Smart Playlist for the Artist and they do show up. When I choose ...
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Smart Playlist in iTunes for songs without ratings

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will show songs that aren’t rated?
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Only First Track Played on iPhone gets updated to iTunes Playlist

I've searched and found issues similar to mine, but not exact. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1. I've got two Macs: Work: Macbook Pro running 10.9.2 with iTunes 11.1.5 Home: iMac also running ...
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Change the current iTunes song's rating after it finishes playing?

I use smart playlists in iTunes. For example: Play only songs rated 4 stars or higher with comments containing "mellow" (I use comments as tags, more or less, so that would be a mellow best-of ...
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How to regenerate random smart playlist in iTunes 11?

I have several smart playlists that pick a random selection of music limited by total disk space. It used to be that to change that random selection, you just selected all the tracks in the smart ...
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Create a recently added playlist?

Is it possible to have a "Recently Added" as a Playlist on iTunes ? For example, I would like the recent 20-50 songs to be automatically added and renewed in that playlist.
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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Where are iTunes smart playlists stored on disk?

I want to create a Best albums smart playlist containing a somewhat reasonable number of songs : the rule Album rating is greater than ★★★ result in a 221 songs playlist. wheareas the rule ...
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Podcast Playlist Plays Wrong Track

I have a smart playlist like Media Kind is Podcast Rating is ***** Plays is 0 Let say, for example, that I have five episode in the playlist and I play the third one down on my iPhone 5. Once ...
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iPod Classic Playlist To Shuffle Through Tracks I Want to Listen To?

I have some smart playlists defined thus: designed with the goal of being able to shuffle through all my podcasts and various other audio that I want to listen to. This works splendidly in ...
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Include entire album in Smart Playlist if one song matches criteria

Is it possible to somehow build a smart playlist that deals in albums rather than individual songs? IE, Find all songs without album art. Sometimes songs without album art are in an album where the ...
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How can I fix smart playlists with live updating to update again in itunes 11?

I'm using iTunes 11.0.1 on 64-bit Windows 7, and occasionally my smart playlists (with live updating set to on) stop updating. I've got a series of podcasts subscribed to via iTunes, and I have a ...
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How to make smart playlist that contain more than 1 artist

I want to make smart playlist that contain more than 1 artist. Example: I want to make smart playlist which artist are: Matchbox Twenty, Savage Garden, and Train. If I fill the box like this: The ...
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Smart-lists on IPhone

Some basic rules for my listening: I play whole albums randomly shuffled. Nothing gets listened to twice before everything has been listened to once. On Ipod I have two smart lists: Ipod2Play = ...
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How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show songs not in other Playlists?

I have a ton of songs that I classify in named playlists, and would like to have an easier way of knowing if a song has been previously classified or not. The thought occurred to me to make a Smart ...
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Ghost podcasts appearing on smart playlist

When I create a smart playlist that should only have podcasts, a "ghost" podcasts appear then disappears when I am updating my podcasts subscriptions. I've tried downloading the podcast again and then ...
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Smart Playlist in iTunes for songs that contain lyrics

I’m looking for a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that contains only songs without lyrics. Or to be more specific, I want to be able to create a Smart Playlist of songs that I haven’t put ...
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Identify Podcasts in Smart Playlist?

I'd like to exclude all podcast-type items from a Smart Playlist my iTunes library. How can I identify podcasts so that I can exclude them from results?
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Can't sync smart playlists that contains podcasts

I have a smart playlist that pulls the latest podcasts, however when I try to sync the playlist to my Shuffle 4th gen, nothing happens. Smart playlists with "normal" audio files, syncs fine. Anyone ...
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Can't I use iTunes playlists from a shared library on another computer?

I've got a media center running iTunes, and it has some smart playlists set up. I've also got a desktop computer running iTunes, with which I sync my iPhone. I want to use the music and the smart ...
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Is there a way to get Smart Playlists to work with iOS and iTunes Match?

I'm an iTunes Match subscriber, and since I signed up, Smart Playlists haven't been working in conjunction with my iPhone. I have several Smart Playlists and each one has a song limit. On my iPhone, ...
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How can I use an iTunes smart playlist to find and delete audio files?

I just imported 300 AIFF files into iTunes in order to easily convert them to AAC. That part is done, and now I want to delete the AIFF files. I know how to do this from Terminal, but I'd like to find ...
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How to adjust Smart Playlists so they work better on iOS device with iTunes Match

I have a smart playlist that has all songs with a play count over 20 that haven't been played in the last 6 months. On a computer, the playlist is set to limit it to 25 songs, selected by random. On ...
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iTunes smart playlist not syncing to iPhone

My smart playlists created in iTunes are not syncing to my iPhone. I have resolved to copying the songs that are in the smart playlist to a regular playlist to get the playlist onto the iPhone. Why ...
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Create a Smart Playlist for iCloud Songs that have been downloaded Locally

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files ...
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ITunes Match: syncing smart playlists that reference other playlists

ITunes tells me I cannot sync a smart playlist that references another playlist, but combining playlists is how I like to shuffle my music. I especially like creating individual playlists with "last ...
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Tracks that should be played as an ordered group

The "Overture/Prologue" and "The Launching" from the musical Titanic is six tracks totaling 16 minutes. I want to make them available for inclusion in a Smart Playlist, but they need to be played as ...