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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Playlist can't be added to your iCloud Music Library”. Why?

I am migrating from Spotify and I want iTunes to accommodate the way I used to add songs to a "favorites" playlist, just like the Starred Songs works on Spotify. Initially I created a Smart Playlist ...
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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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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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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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Shuffle by album on iOS-devices?

In iTunes and on iPods (excluding the most recent Nano) there is an option to playback a playlist shuffled by album. This option does not exist in "Music.app" on iOS-devices. However, since you can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Collection of albums in iTunes? Essentially a playlist of albums?

From within iTunes (or Music on iOS), is it possible to make a collection of full albums that is separate from my main library? So, essentially, a playlist of albums. I know that I can put all songs ...
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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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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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iTunes playlist question

I have altered my iTunes playlist on my PC because I had to get a new computer due to some hacker putting a crypto lock on my hard drive. I never used the iCloud to back up my playlist and thought ...
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Playlist folder not showing songs from all child playlists

I have created a playlist folder which contains 2 regular playlists (i.e. not smart playlists). The hierarchy is like this: Occasions | +--- Party mix 1 | +--- Party mix 2 In iTunes, if I click on ...
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Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?

What's the most efficient way to export tunes bought with iTunes that are protected aac to FLAC for playing on other music hardware (still for personal use)? 2 methods I can think of so far are: ...
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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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How to create a playlist in Quicktime Player for many files in separate subfolders?

I have a folder of .mov files that are all part of a video tutorial session. The directory looks like: Tuts/ Tut1/ Chapter1/ 1-1.mov 1-2.mov 1-3.mov Chapter2/ 2-1....
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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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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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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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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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What is the definition of “recently added” in my iTunes playlists?

What is the definition of "recently added" in my iTunes playlists? Are these songs that I have purposely added or could they be those songs added by iTunes because of my Genius playlist. I need to ...
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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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iPhone playing songs not in any of my playlists

I share an iTunes account with 4 others in my family and we have different music taste. I have my own playlists but my iPhone (3GS) keeps playing music that is NOT on any of my playlists. I have ...
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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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Adding playlists to iPod Nano 6th generation

I recently found out that you can add playlists from within the Nano. Can I do that from iTunes? If so, how?
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Sync / Transfer Spotify Playlist to Apple Music

Is it possible to transfer all my Spotify playlist to the new Apple Music? I have like 10 playlists with more than 5000 songs, I would hate to lose them.
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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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Suggestions for copying iTunes songs and playlists to SDCARD/player and cleaning up the “name mess”?

This might be a bit of an odd one. I have a collection on songs in iTunes and I'd like to copy it to an SDCARD to play it on my car's radio, together with the playlists I have to listen to the music ...
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How do I sort a playlist by filename in iTunes?

I want to import an audiobook where there are 14 folders on the form "Author - CD ## - Title", and the mp3-files are on the form "### - Author - Title" (incrementally over all CDs, so the last file of ...
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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 create a smart playlist that shows only full albums in my library?

Does anyone know how to create a iTunes Playlist that shows only songs in My Library which are part of a complete album in My Library. Essentially I want to see all my complete albums. You can in ...
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How can I copy a Playlist from one iTunes library to another?

I have one iTunes instance (v10.6.0.40) a Windows 7 PC. I'm having problems copying playlists from there to my Macbook Air's iTunes instance. Here's what I do: On the Win7 machine, I right click ...
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iTunes doesn't allow me to create playlists and playlist folders anymore

I'm a bit stumped. So I was trying to add some MP3s to my iPhone 5 using iTunes and it simply doesn't react to the clicks on the respective symbols anymore. Here's a partial screenshot: The shown ...
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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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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 ...