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An organisable list of songs or audio tracks, usually stored within a media player application such as iTunes.

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Is there any way to create an iTunes smart playlist with a user defined text field as the condition?

I'm using iTunes 12.8 with Yate by 2manyrobots (https://2manyrobots.com/yate/) to manage metadata for a library of approx 50k AIFF tracks. Yate has the ability to retrieve data from Discogs and ...
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Podcasts won't play automatically

In iTunes, I download podcasts and put them into a podcast playlist. This list consists of episodes of many different podcasts. I load my podcast playlist onto my iPhone. How can I get my iPhone to ...
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Recovering playlists from iPod databases

I am working with my daughter's 80gb iPod classic (mod A1238). The unit crashed during an update / backup. The project is to replace the corrupted HDD (and battery while I'm at it). I am confident ...
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iTunes on iPhone not working properly

iTunes on my iPhone used to start playlist via bluetooth where it left off. Now it always starts at the beginning of the playlist when it reconnects. How to I get iTunes to work properly again?
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Do downloaded songs stay on my phone after the playlist changes?

I have added a dozen playlists to my library on Apple Music, which are managed by Apple or other organizations, so they get updated. When I go on road trips, I use Wi-Fi to download all those ...
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Cancel Apple Music subscription > Subscribe in future > Playlists lost or not? [duplicate]

If you cancel your Apple Music subscription and subscribe again in the future (say months or a year later), do the playlists you had created and other account data(?) "reappear"? Or when you cancel ...
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Smart playlist (iTunes) doesn't completely sync to iPhone

I recently noticed that somehow, a smart playlist of mine which contains 700+ titles doesn't show all of them on my iPhone 7. I tried to delete it on both my mac and my iPhone, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Sort by least played song

I have a playlist with ~200 songs, I use this playlist during my (1-2hr) workout, it seems that when I start the playlist I hear a few songs I heard the day before. I don't want to listen again to ...
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VLC 3: Adding file to existing playlist (enqueue)

VLC 2.x.x used to have the option --playlist-enqueue to add a file to the existing VLC Playlist. VLC 3.0.4 no longer has that option $ vlc --playlist-enqueue ~/Music/John_Mayer_Daughters.opus VLC ...
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Why don’t my playlists transfer over iCloud?

I use Apple Music and I have an iPhone on which I’ve made several iTunes playlists. I recently got a MacBook Pro and attempted to transfer the playlists from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro by connecting ...
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What does loving a playlist (not a song/album) do?

In iTunes (in Windows), it is possible to right-click a music playlist and select "Love". What does this do? What effect does it have? (Thankfully, it doesn't mark all the tracks in the playlist as ...
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Can I build a smart playlist populated by songs I’ve loved within the last x weeks?

I have a smart playlist that basically features the songs I’ve “loved” (❤️) within the last two weeks. To make this playlist work it would mean that I’d need to know when that song was “loved”. Is ...
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What is the difference between add to library and add to playlist?

On my iPod Touch I can add an album to my library or to my playlist. What is the difference? The iPod also asked if tracks I add to a playlist should be added to my library. What does this mean?
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Allow m3u files to be edited in TextEdit, saved, and used without a “is damaged and can't be opened” message

I am using OS X El Capitan. I edit the .m3u files that are playlists with TextEdit. After editing and trying to play the playlist files I receive the "is damaged and can't be opened" message. I can ...
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How to stream a M3U file on iOS devices?

I'm managing a lot of favourite internet radio stations in a m3u file that is stored on my Dropbox to use it on several devices, but I have problems to play this on my iOS device. So far, I was ...
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Overcast app: Do Smart Playlists have a limit on the number of episodes they can contain?

I use Overcast on my iPhone and have several Smart Playlists set up. I was using one of them to play back the entire back catalogs of 4 podcasts that I wanted to catch up on. This is roughly 500 ...
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How to play .m3u playlist on iOS, given its URL?

When clicking on a URL for an M3U playlist on an iPhone, it opens in Safari as a blank, gray webpage, and no audio plays. How can I play an M3U playlist on an iPhone, given the URL to the playlist? ...
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Add track to currently playing playlist in iTunes using AppleScript

Using AppleScript, I can add a track to a playlist by using a command something like this: duplicate myTrack to playlist "myPlaylist" which works fine. However, if the playlist is currently playing, ...
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Browse old versions of iTunes playlists via Time Machine?

I would like to look at some of my iTunes playlists and see their contents some months or a year ago. I know I can restore the whole iTunes library, then ask iTunes to open a non-default library when ...
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How do you know when Apple Music playlists update?

Is there a way to know when Apple Music dynamic playlists update? For instance, every Saturday, every day, every month, and so on? If so, where do I find the day of last update?
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Saving an iTunes playlist to USB, whilst keeping edits and track numbers in place?

I'm trying to save a playlist from my iTunes onto a USB stick ready for an event, most people seem to recommend drag and drop which does work, but the order of the songs is completely out, and any ...
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How can playlists be preserved in iTunes?

Steps to reproduce. Turn off importing of tracks to iTunes Library Import Tracks Create playlists Change file names or move files Have broken playlists I understand why this happens. It's because of ...
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How to start playing first song in playlist after all songs are over?

I listen to music on my Mac every day. However after a playlist ends, playback stops and I have to hit Play manually to start playing the playlist again from the beginning. Is there anyway to restart ...
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Smart Playlist that includes all song that are/were in another playlist

I have one active playlist which contains about 50 songs. But I remove and add songs very commonly at this playlist. I want to have another playlist that includes all song that currently are and have ...
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iTunes Smart Playlists: Songs not played in the last 6 hours

I'm hosting a barbecue on Saturday that is likely to go on well into the night, so I have compiled a playlist of approximately 10 hours of music. I want to make sure that if I need to stop the ...
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Mac iTunes keeps adding the wrong files to my playlist

2011 iMac, OSX Mavericks, iTunes 12.6.1.125 I'm a musician and am working on finalizing my new EP. I have the master .wav files in iTunes, which I then convert to .mp3 to send to some people for ...
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Remove downloads or remove from library for duplicate playlist?

I have a playlist that I sync between iTunes and my iPhone on iOS 10.3.1. Sometimes I see that a playlist gets duplicated with the number 1 after the name. I want to delete the duplicated playlist ...
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Adding song to iTunes Playlist stuck on “in progress” or error 11.444

So, I'm trying to make a playlist for a party this weekend, and it's horrible. iTunes more often than not shows "in progress" when adding one single song (this shouldn't take longer than 1 second, I ...
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How to go back to list view of songs in playlists on iTunes 12.6

How do I get the old Songs list view within playlists on iTunes 12.6? Some of my playlists (whether old or new) are now showing up in the stupid huge list that shows the album cover and all kinds of ...
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Paired iPhone showing old playlists instead of iCloud playlists

I recently made the switch to Apple Music and have enabled the iCloud Music Library feature. The setup has been smooth and without issues, I now have all of the playlists on my Mac synced over iCloud ...
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Add songs to Library when adding to playlist - greyed out

This is related to the question mentioned here: Can I add song to an Apple Music playlist, without adding them to 'My Music'? According to both that answer and to Apple's own support, this ...
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iTunes “smart” playlists - unable to limit filter to any other existing playlists

Someone has already asked this question about a month ago, and he did a fine job of explaining it and it is EXACTLY what is happening to me. Here is the link to the original post. I am posting this ...
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How to create iTunes smart playlist of playlists

I'm using iTunes 12.5.3 on Windows 10. I am trying to create a smart playlist that selects songs from other playlists, limited by storage. (Much like in How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show ...
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Transfer iTunes playlist to iPhone

Could anyone tell me how to transfer a playlist from iTunes (12.5.3) to my iPhone? I've tried selecting manually manage music, but the playlist does not appear in selection at all. I've also tried ...
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How can I convert iTunes playlists from MS Win into OS X?

I'm migrating a Win box into an OS X and I have around 40 playlists in iTunes. Exporting the playlists revealed some kind of dB table which I would like to process so I can replace the object MS path ...
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Re-initialize iTunes track while keeping iTunes metadata?

Background: I have been having the issue described here: Why does my iPod Classic cut off the end of certain songs? Except, it's not an iPod Classic. It's a brand new iPod Nano 7th Generation, and ...
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How do I regain my iTunes ratings and playlists?

I just transferred by music to new computer (300GB). It no longer shows 20 years of ratings and playlists. I tried to uninstall and reinstall iTunes. Will they show if I sync my phone, or will I ...
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Rename a music playlist from “Purchased” to actual album name on iPhone 6, iOS 9?

I have a free music album from the iTunes store that shows in my iPhone playlist as "Purchased." I want to rename it to the album name. Can I do that directly on the phone, or do I need iTunes? How ...
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iTunes playlists won't sort by Name anymore

I have recently had to upgrade to Windows 10, and with the 2 subsequent downloads of iTunes, I can no longer sort playlists by Name (Song title), which is what I prefer on my iPods. They USED to sort ...
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APPLE TV and the Bluetooth keyboard (Youtube playlist video skip)

While watching Youtube playlists on my Apple TV need to know how to jump/or skip to the next one using my Logitech Bluetooth K480 keyboard. It appears that F6 and F8 keys were supposed to do this but ...
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When I play music from a playlist, how do I get back to the playlist?

For example, in the Apple Music "For You" section, I start playing one of the suggested playlists. While that is playing, I am browsing around in Apple Music looking at other things (but still ...
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IPad mini repeating playlist without my permission

Previously, my iPad would play a playlist and stop. Now it keeps repeating endlessly. The only buttons I can find are play, stop, restart and skip ahead. There is no "repeat" button! How do I make it ...
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Playlists getting duplicated

When I sync my iPad to my MacBook, a lot of my playlists are getting duplicated over and over again. Here is an example: It happens to regular and smart-playlists. I am on iTunes 12.4.1.6. How do ...
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How to delete single songs in My Music without deleting them from playlists

When i create a playlist then i add some songs from Apple music. These songs are added also to "My Music" as single songs. When i want to see only complete albums, it is impossible. I need to delete ...
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Find the duration of a playlist in Apple Music

How can I find the duration (in hours/minutes) of a playlist in Apple Music?
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Itunes no longer in my order

I admit I am anal about organization, and have developed a nomenclature for all my play lists. Now they apparently sort based on the recent usage, not how I want to show. Is there any way to go ...
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Itunes 12.3.2.35 playlist order non-alphabetic

After updating iTunes to 12.3 something strange happened: When adding a new title or folder to my playlists it is added in the playlist view at the left as last item ! When adding a title to the ...
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Songs in playlist - Apple Music

I have an apple music subscription and then decided to make some cool playlists. But now, my library is FULL of albums that I never play outside of my playlists, an ugly ugly nightmare. I guess my ...
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iTunes 12.2 keeps duplicating playlists

Greetings Mac Friends, Assume a playlist named X exist in iTunes. Assume I manually sync playlist X to my iPhone. Then, I frequently observe iTunes now has playlist X and playlist X 1 and ...
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Some podcasts missing from Smart Playlist

Using the latest iTunes under Windows 10, I have created a Smart Playlist as follows, requiring that ALL conditions be met: 1. Media Kind is Podcast 2. Play Count = 0 3. Location is "this computer" 4....