I'd like to be able to make a playlist that is all recently released podcasts.
Unfortunately release date is not a field available for selection in a smart playlist in iTunes.
Similar-ish dates like date added and modified date won't be close to release date when downloading the back-catalogue of newly added podcast.
The best solution I've come up with is to close itunes, truncate the iTunes Library.itl file, copy the release date field values in the iTunes Music Library.xml file into the date added field, and then relaunch iTunes, and letting it rebuild the itl file from the xml file.
However, my library file is large enough that the rebuild takes 20-30 min, and even with no hacking of the xml, fails more often than not.
Is there a method for me to either or both of:
- hack the itl file to set the date added to the release date?
- be able to select the release date either in rules for a smart playlist or the "limit to... selected by" dropdown of a smart playlist?