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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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Any way to add playlists with Apple Music streaming content to Apple Music library from command-line?

It's straightforward to add m3u playlists of locally-stored files to the Apple Music app from the command-line. Is there any way to create and add a playlist of streaming content to the library, for ...
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Get Smart Playlist to pick up tracks that are in playlists but not added to library?

I have a folder of playlists "Weekly" Inside there are manual playlists containing tracks I have added Some of those tracks have been marked as favorites (starred) I create a Smart Playlist,...
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Adding a song to a playlist suddenly doesn't let me choose existing playlists. I can only add it to a new playlist

I used to add songs to a playlist by right-clicking it and then selecting "Add to Playlist." It would show all existing playlists that are not smart. But today, somehow I can't do that ...
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How to get Apple Music to auto-generate custom playlists? Spotify-like

I've been a Spotify user for a while and appreciate that based on a genre, an artist, or even a single song, it can automatically create a playlist with that genre or with similar artists/songs that ...
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How can I create a smart playlist on Apple Music of my instrumental songs (no lyrics)?

I'm looking to create a smart playlist on Apple Music that automatically creates a playlist or finds all of the songs in my library without lyrics. Is there a way to filter songs that Apple Music hasn'...
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How to make a truly random playlist

I have a playlist in Music.app that contains over a thousand songs.  My iPhone doesn't have enough storage to accept all of them without deleting apps.  So I created another playlist that says to take ...
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Music.app creating playlists gratuitously

I have seen these duplicate playlists many times: I never use any of them, and frequently delete all four, only to have them reappear the next time Music is launched. When I delete them, they stay ...
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Playlist limited to random subset never changes

We have thousands of songs in a particular genre on a MacBook Pro (which still has 80% free space).  One of our iPads has room for those but the other does not.  So we created a Smart playlist to ...
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Create a playlist via command line?

I have some rather complicated scripts that I use to create MP3 files which I use for improving my language skills. Each session creates a new file in each of six languages, with text embedded in the ...
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How to stream a M3U file on iOS devices in background?

Years ago I asked how to stream m3u radio files (music) on the iPhone. Revisiting my question from the past, none of the IPTV players allow to play the music when the app is in the background / when ...
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How to replace the non-lossless songs in my playlists with the lossless ones

Many songs in my playlists are not tagged as lossless when I play them. I then go to the album and select display entire album. There I can see, that most of the time, there is a different version of ...
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How to add all songs in your apple music library to a single playlist at once?

I figured out a couple of songs get removed from apple music overtime, I want all my library songs in a single playlist so that I can keep an eye on the number of songs I have, currently I have over ...
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Restore music metadata after SSD loss

So a month ago I lost my 2020 MacBook Air's SSD (which had been running Catalina) to a coffee spill; the computer is now fixed (and upgraded to Monterey) but the drive is wiped. The documents had been ...
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On post-iTunes Macs, can you create a playlist with music and podcasts? If so, how?

In the old iTunes days, both podcast episodes and music tracks were available when creating a playlist. (I like to mix things up when going for a run without having to manually switch things around in ...
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Music on Mac OS: hide huge playlist title area, when viewing playlist “as Songs”?

In the Mac OS Music app (formerly iTunes), when viewing a playlist or smart playlist “as Songs”, there’s a huge playlist title/header area. Is there any way to hide or shrink this header area? At ...
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How to sync playlists from old phone to new laptop?

We just got a new MacBook Air and I'm trying to get playlists transferred off an old phone. I connected the phone to the laptop with a cable but it's not showing up in Music, nor is it acknowledged in ...
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Recover Apple Music Playlist Deleted by Mistake

Does anybody know how to restore an Apple Music playlist that was deleted from my Mac? It's a personal collection I've been curating for a long time and my toddler deleted it. Is there a cached ...
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Any way to export multiple playlists to m3u at once?

I can export a single playlist from iTunes to m3u format easily enough, but is there any way to do it en masse? I have about 40 playlists and it's exceedingly tedious to do it for all of them one at a ...
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remove all songs from iPhone that aren't in any playlists via iTunes

Every time I remove a song from a playlist on PC, then sync to iPhone via iTunes, the playlist is updated (i.e. it doesn't include the removed song), but the song is still in the library. That adds up ...
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How do you create playlists of videos in apple tv

I need to control videos hands free and open a playlist with siri, but when I create a playlist in itunes and add videos to it, it only appears under music and not under apple tv where the videos are ...
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Modify iTunes library from a script

In my project, I have a bunch of music tracks in a directory of my computer. I want to add them to my iTunes library in an automated way. I also want to group them in playlists depending on the ...
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iTunes USB sync deleted all playlists from my iPhone

I just synced my iPhone XS to my MacBook over a USB cable for the first time in a few months because I had some MP3 files I’d added to my iTunes library manually that I wanted to transfer. After the ...
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Lost Playlists in Music.app

Sometime this week I suddenly lost static playlists in my Music (née iTunes( Library. The last static playlist in my list is "MP3 Releases", but I previously had additional playlists such as "Music to ...
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Play all playlists inside Playlist Folder with Apple Music app (iOS) as with iTunes

In iTunes we can create a Playlist Folder (playlist folder) and include regular playlists to it: Then we can play the entire folder (from the screenshot two playlists are played as one), but in Apple ...
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Sort songs within an Apple Music Playlist - by Artist, Song Name, etc

There was a post on reddit about tracks sorting within an playlist in Apple Music app for iOS but it seems this method doesn't work anymore (at least for me). When I delete or add songs to playlists ...
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Apple music playlist gone empty after upgrading to Catalina

After upgrading to catalina, all Apple music playlists are empty like the below screenshot. I have to right-click the item and choose "Show in Apple Music" to make it display songs like before. I ...
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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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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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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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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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