Questions tagged [smart-playlist]

Smart Playlists are music playlists dynamically generated from some criteria specified by the user.

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Create a Smart Playlist for iCloud Songs that have been downloaded Locally

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files ...
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iTunes smart playlist not syncing to iPhone

My smart playlists created in iTunes are not syncing to my iPhone. I have resolved to copying the songs that are in the smart playlist to a regular playlist to get the playlist onto the iPhone. Why ...
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How do I configure a Smart Playlist to show songs not in other Playlists?

I have a ton of songs that I classify in named playlists, and would like to have an easier way of knowing if a song has been previously classified or not. The thought occurred to me to make a Smart ...
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Is there a way to get Smart Playlists to work with iOS and iTunes Match?

I'm an iTunes Match subscriber, and since I signed up, Smart Playlists haven't been working in conjunction with my iPhone. I have several Smart Playlists and each one has a song limit. On my iPhone, ...
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How can I use an iTunes smart playlist to find and delete audio files?

I just imported 300 AIFF files into iTunes in order to easily convert them to AAC. That part is done, and now I want to delete the AIFF files. I know how to do this from Terminal, but I'd like to find ...
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Can't sync smart playlists that contains podcasts

I have a smart playlist that pulls the latest podcasts, however when I try to sync the playlist to my Shuffle 4th gen, nothing happens. Smart playlists with "normal" audio files, syncs fine. Anyone ...
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How to regenerate random smart playlist in iTunes 11?

I have several smart playlists that pick a random selection of music limited by total disk space. It used to be that to change that random selection, you just selected all the tracks in the smart ...
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Tracks that should be played as an ordered group

The "Overture/Prologue" and "The Launching" from the musical Titanic is six tracks totaling 16 minutes. I want to make them available for inclusion in a Smart Playlist, but they need to be played as ...
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ITunes Match: syncing smart playlists that reference other playlists

ITunes tells me I cannot sync a smart playlist that references another playlist, but combining playlists is how I like to shuffle my music. I especially like creating individual playlists with "last ...
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Is there a way to limit a smart playlist by the year field in iTunes 12

I run a rather complicated stack of smart playlists to populate my iPod with music and videos, from the top one that pulls out the files I added to my library first, to the middle range that sorts ...
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Smart Playlist in iTunes for songs that contain lyrics

I’m looking for a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that contains only songs without lyrics. Or to be more specific, I want to be able to create a Smart Playlist of songs that I haven’t put ...
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Can't I use iTunes playlists from a shared library on another computer?

I've got a media center running iTunes, and it has some smart playlists set up. I've also got a desktop computer running iTunes, with which I sync my iPhone. I want to use the music and the smart ...
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How can I create a smart playlist in iTunes that updates weekly?

I have about 1100 songs in my library from CDs in itunes which are matched in Apple music/iCloud music library. Some of them are loved in terms of Apple Music and others not. Here comes the challenge:...
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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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Only First Track Played on iPhone gets updated to iTunes Playlist

I've searched and found issues similar to mine, but not exact. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1. I've got two Macs: Work: Macbook Pro running 10.9.2 with iTunes 11.1.5 Home: iMac also running 10....
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Identify Podcasts in Smart Playlist?

I'd like to exclude all podcast-type items from a Smart Playlist my iTunes library. How can I identify podcasts so that I can exclude them from results?
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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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Itunes smart Playlist with reference to Apple Music favorites won't sync to Iphone

I have created a Playlist (pl1) and favorited some of the tracks in it. But because I want to filter (the heart symbol in Apple Music) only the tracks which are favorited from pl1 I created a smart ...
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iOS 10 play a Smart Playlist on iPhone

Have a Smart Playlist "ALL" made of multiple simple playlists ; that was created with iTunes on a Mac. All the music comes from CDs and is locally on the Mac, and on iPhone (via sync). After a Sync, ...
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Apple Music loved songs

I tried to create a smart playlist with "Loved" criteria = true, but this smart playlist will only include the loved songs from my library. Is there a way to include also the loved songs from Apple ...
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Change the current iTunes song's rating after it finishes playing?

I use smart playlists in iTunes. For example: Play only songs rated 4 stars or higher with comments containing "mellow" (I use comments as tags, more or less, so that would be a mellow best-of ...
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How to make smart playlist that contain more than 1 artist

I want to make smart playlist that contain more than 1 artist. Example: I want to make smart playlist which artist are: Matchbox Twenty, Savage Garden, and Train. If I fill the box like this: The ...
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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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iTunes Smart Playlists: don't include songs that I recently skipped

In the iTunes 12.7.2.60, I'm trying to create a Smart Playlist with the songs that I didn't listen to in a while. This playlist should not include songs that I skipped recently. My current rules look ...
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Why is this playlist copying the wrong songs to my iPhone?

I have a rather complicated playlist in iTunes called "Headbang." It looks like this: There are about 50 artists included in that final criteria. This works perfectly in iTunes and the playlist gives ...
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How can I automatically add music from a playlist into a folder?

I am switching from the default music player on my iPhone to using Spotify to play music. The recent updates have meant that I can't use the music player in the same as I used to and I much prefer ...
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iPod Classic Playlist To Shuffle Through Tracks I Want to Listen To?

I have some smart playlists defined thus: designed with the goal of being able to shuffle through all my podcasts and various other audio that I want to listen to. This works splendidly in iTunes. ...
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Include entire album in Smart Playlist if one song matches criteria

Is it possible to somehow build a smart playlist that deals in albums rather than individual songs? IE, Find all songs without album art. Sometimes songs without album art are in an album where the ...
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How can I fix smart playlists with live updating to update again in itunes 11?

I'm using iTunes 11.0.1 on 64-bit Windows 7, and occasionally my smart playlists (with live updating set to on) stop updating. I've got a series of podcasts subscribed to via iTunes, and I have a ...
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How to best deal with the automatic ratings from songs in iTunes?

I hate how my Smart Playlists show songs that are unrated in my Smart Playlists which are often 2 or 3 stars or greater. This site won't let me make suggestions on how to deal with this, or post a ...
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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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How do I tell iTunes to NOT mark podcasts as “Skip when shuffling” by default?

I have a Smart Playlist that selects a set of music and podcasts for me to listen to throughout the day. However, iTunes decides it's a good idea to check the "Skip when shuffling" checkbox for all ...
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Songs not in “Music” but seen in smart playlist created for that artist

I added a CD to my iTunes Library yesterday. I could not find them under Recently Added playlist or under Music. So, I created a Smart Playlist for the Artist and they do show up. When I choose ...
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Trigger refresh/update smart playlists in iTunes using Applescript?

I keep live update turned off on most of my smart playlists because changing anything, such as ratings, for a currently playing song could cause the song to disappear from the playlist if it no longer ...
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Create a recently added playlist?

Is it possible to have a "Recently Added" as a Playlist on iTunes ? For example, I would like the recent 20-50 songs to be automatically added and renewed in that playlist.
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Apple Music Smart Playlist not syncing correctly with iPhone

I've just created a very simple Smart Playlist that selects all my "Loved" songs. That's it, not referencing other playlists, not referencing any song outside my library, no nested rules. Just "Love ...
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Want to create smart playlist where song titles match names in another playlist, but w/ diff. bitrate

My iTunes music library consists of iTunes downloads (256 kbps), and songs copied from my CD's (~400 – 1100 kbps). I have a dumb playlist containing a subset of these, which I sync to my iPod Nano (...
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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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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 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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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....
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iTunes smart list - How to specific scenario

I would like to create a smart list with the 25 most played song in the last 7 days. Not the 25 most played of all times, only in the last 7 days! Can anyone help?
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What does an “All” nested group do in a “Match All” Smart Playlist?

When creating a Smart Playlist, what does placing a "All of the following are true" nested group when the playlist is set to "Match all of the following rules"? I've tried reading through it ...
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Smart Playlist in iTunes for songs without ratings

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will show songs that aren’t rated?
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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Where are iTunes smart playlists stored on disk?

I want to create a Best albums smart playlist containing a somewhat reasonable number of songs : the rule Album rating is greater than ★★★ result in a 221 songs playlist. wheareas the rule Album ...
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Ghost podcasts appearing on smart playlist

When I create a smart playlist that should only have podcasts, a "ghost" podcasts appear then disappears when I am updating my podcasts subscriptions. I've tried downloading the podcast again and then ...
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Why is this one playlist unable to be synced with iTunes Match?

I have a smart playlist made up of the following rules: But it won't sync with my iCloud Music Library (formerly known as iTunes Match), giving the error: Given that I have specifically selected ...