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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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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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All the filenames of the songs in a Music.app playlist

I wrote a shell script to get the filenames of songs having a certain text in the comment tag. But apparently the tag is encrypted or something—grep -l string file cannot find any, and omitting the -...
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Apple Watch deletes all songs from its internal store after iOS sync

I have an iTunes playlist with 150 songs set to sync with Apple Watch. I sleep, let the Watch on its charger, then by morning I have all 150 songs on it working fine. I can confirm this by going into ...
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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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Playlists looks empty in iTunes home sharing

I have a ≈70 GB music archive with playlists. I'm sharing it via home sharing. In receiver device which is also a MacBook, I can see the library, connect it and play songs. However, in the left pane I ...
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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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Import .m3u8 playlist with flac files on android phone (MacOs Catalina)

My goal is to import content of a music playlist from my macbook to my android phone. Since I mainly have flac files, I use a different player from Apple Music (which doesn't support them). Currently ...
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Certain playlists in my local Music app are not appearing remotely with library sync + Apple Music turned on

I recently realized I could be leveraging iCloud music library syncing with my Apple Music subscription. It's working well so far other than the fact that certain playlists are not appearing on my ...
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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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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 ...