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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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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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“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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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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How can I drag and drop transfer a playlist of songs using home sharing?

It's easy to browse a list of songs using home sharing and import all the songs that are "not in my library". Once that is done, is there an easy way to get the same playlist on the new library? ...
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iOS 5 Sorting of list of playlists

First, a little background. I listen to my iPhone in two cars, a Honda and a BMW. The Honda uses the Aux In, and I have a Bluetooth speakerphone, through which I use Voice Control to start playlists. ...
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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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I can't find 'Add all tracks' in the add to playlist section in iOS 7

With iOS 7 the "Add all tracks" option, when selecting a playlist, seems to have vanished. Now the user has to select each song in the playlist individually, which can be very tedious with a long ...
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Can I sort the songs in a playlist on my iPhone?

Is it possible to change the order of songs in a playlist on the iPhone? For example, if they are originally sorted alphabetically by "Artist", can I change the song order of the playlist so that the ...
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Add a song into a playlist while listening to it?

Is there a button to add the song that is being currently played into a playlist on my iPhone? So i don't have to search it back and add it manually?
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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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What is the difference between .m3u8 and .m3u playlists types?

iTunes will export a few different kinds of playlists, including .m3u8 and .m3u types. What is the difference between these two file types?
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How to sort a playlist in iTunes 12.2.1.6

Ever since the last iTunes update (12.2.1.6), there's a new way of displaying playlists, where the songs are twice the size vertically, and I can't find any column headers to sort the playlist by. I ...
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How can I copy a playlist from my iPod to iTunes?

I have some playlists which exist on my iPod only; I lost them in iTunes the last time I did a backup. How can I get these (non-smart) playlists out of the iPod, and restore them to iTunes? I have a ...
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Can't re-order songs in iTunes 12

I'm almost embarrassed to post this: I can't re-order the songs in any playlists on my Mac. It's iTunes 12.1.0.50 on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. The playlists are all sorted in manual order. There doesn't ...
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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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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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Podcast-containing playlists on modern iPhone

I have used iTunes to create various Smart Playlists that contain podcasts using intelligent criteria (unplayed and most recently added podcasts; least recently played music + 3 hours of unplayed ...
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Album art not syncing to iPhone for playlists

A while ago I had a crash which wiped all the music synchronisation settings from my phone. Until that point I'd synced based on selecting albums and artists in iTunes when the phone was plugged in, ...
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Why is “recently added” playlist under iCloud control empty on iPhone?

The playlist "recently added" is a smart playlist (created by iTunes) and lists quite some songs in iTunes on the Mac. The library is kept in the iCloud by iTunes match, so the songs and the playlists ...
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Playing youtube playlist

I can access the youtube Playlist with the default youtube application on an iOS device by tapping "More" then "Playlists", but how can I play those lists? When I tap on a playlist, it shows the list ...
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Can I “play higher rated songs more often” in iTunes 11?

After upgrading to iTunes 11, I miss the "Play higher rated songs more often" feature available in iTunes DJ from previous versions. Is there a simple way to restore this feature? I used to use a ...
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Some playlists are missing from iTunes Match

I've just subscribed for iTunes Match and it did quite a good job of matching stuff except that three of my playlists are missing from it. That three missing playlists only show up on my iMac which is ...
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Is there a way to re-order a playlist?

I have an existing playlist in iTunes, and I'd like to move some tracks to the top. But when I drag them up, the cursor get a "+", and the tracks don't stay where I put them. How can I move these ...
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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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Is there a 'non-destructive' way to make mix cds in iTunes?

I am looking to collect a set of songs from my iTunes Library and build a custom playlist to eventually burn onto a CD. I want the songs to be in a specific order and have the same album title when ...
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New Playlists aren't transferring to iPhone

Every time I make a new playlist on my computer, then sync my iPhone to my computer, the playlists never appear on my iPhone.
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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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Can I make an iTunes playlist comprised solely of songs that lack iTunes genius information?

I'm looking to make some lemonade with the "lemon songs" that iTunes genius doesn't know how to catalog. One such example currently is an obscure song called "Polythene Pam" by some beatles boy band ...
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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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Stop holiday/christmas/spoken word from playing in iTunes DJ?

Whilst I like Herb Albert and his Marijuana Brass Band dropping a christmas phat one, I don't appreciate it when it's July How can I prevent them from appearing in the playlist?
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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 can I make a playlist from a shuffle sequence?

Every once in a while, my iPod does a spectacular job at shuffling the perfect set of songs. Is there any way to save this sequence to a playlist so I can replay it again in the future?
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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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How to Add All Songs of Apple Music Playlist to My Music at Once?

When browsing through Apple Music, there are curated Apple Music Playlists. Now, I can add each song of the Apple Music Playlist to "My Music" by right clicking and selecting "Add to my Music". That'...
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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 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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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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Shuffling Songs from Multiple Playlists on iPhone

I'd like to play songs from multiple playlists on my iPhone and iCloud. I use iTunes Match which clearly introduces some limitations. The closest I've come is to create a Smart Playlist, with the ...
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iTunes Smart Playlist - currently playing track

Is it possible to include the currently playing track in a smart playlist? Ultimately, what I'm after is a smart playlist that includes tracks without a rating and tracks that I've already rated 3-...
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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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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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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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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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List all playlists that include a particular song

I would like to replace a songs that I have in my iTunes library with a higher quality version (and different filename). These songs are listed in various playlists in my iTunes library, what would ...
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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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Deleting songs on computer from an iTunes playlist

Oftentimes, I am in an iTunes playlist and want to delete a song from my computer. However, if I am in an iTunes playlist, I can only delete the song from the playlist, and then I have to go back to ...
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Is there a way to remove songs in a playlist from an iOS device?

There are situations where (for example to free up storage) on an iOS device with iTunes Match enabled, it would be nice to be able to remove songs on the device, based on certain attributes. For ...
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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 ...