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If you use the "location" parameter, and select "is on this computer", that will show only the ones downloaded—providing you don't have any other music. This works for me, as I want to keep the storage on my MacBook Air to the minimum.


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You can't do this with a smart playlist as Apple doesn't expose the lyric field there. You can create an Applescript that creates a playlist. You'd then have to rerun the script to update the playlist. A track has a playlist field so you'd just check that. Here's one example of such a script tell application "iTunes" if exists playlist "No Lyrics" ...


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It turns out that the screenshot, or at least the correct version, is sufficient: No doubt in part to my tens of thousands of songs, and only a few hundreds currently classified, the playlist took sometime to populate. After reading Kyle's comment, I looked at the playlist and nearly my whole library is now present. So the answer to this problem can only ...


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Select all songs hold ⌥ and press ⌫. Confirm and they are gone.


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You should be able to use Media Kind is not Podcast to deselect podcasts: Some podcasts also have their Genre set to Podcast.


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If the playlist sync over but the podcasts fail to play, it could be that you have your iPod shuffle set to "shuffle songs". You must switch to "play in order" for it to work. From Apple Support: Playing Audiobooks and Podcasts on iPod shuffle When using iPod shuffle (1st and 2nd generation), if iPod shuffle is set to shuffle songs it will play all ...


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I had the same problem the other day. Turns out iTunes lost the path between the playlists and my music folder location on my computer. If you go to the iTunes "Library" box on the left, select "Music" then go to the main screen and look at all of your songs in the "Songs" format. Scroll down through and if any of them show exclamation points to the left ...


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I had the same problem with songs duplicating on my iPhone from smart lists. I fixed it by going into the smart list criteria and un-checking the box titled "Live Updating". then I updated the lists on my phone - all the duplicates were removed.


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I had the same problem, try: right click the playlist click 'duplicate' delete the old playlist then re-sync your iPhone/iPod or whatever This worked out fine for me, i then just renamed the playlist taking '1' off the end (you'll know what i mean) - hope this helps!


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Unfortunately you are not able to sync Smart Playlists that contain a rule referencing another playlist with Apple Music tracks. In some cases you may be able to get around this by making a normal playlist and putting Smart Playlists in that (for example my top 100 played tracks and my Loved tracks), but as you are trying to get just the intersection that ...


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Hi placed exactly the same question in one of the Apple forums, and I received this helpful reply: The playlist selection drop down has been broken in the last few builds and doesn't expand properly, however once you have selected it the up and down cursor keys should still let you chose a list to refer to.


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There are a couple of potential solutions to this problem. I say potential because everyone's listening habits and needs are different, so your mileage may vary. Here goes: The Smart Playlist problem is not new, and certainly not unique in your case. There seems to be an overall problem with Smart Playlist syncing through iTunes Match (1) across ...


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I think the best option you have is to recreate your super playlists as a single more complex playlist. When you are editing a smart playlist you can option click the '+' button (turns into '...' while you are holding option) and this creates a subgroup that can a condition of it's own. This playlist picks music based on rating and last played choosing ...


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Normally there is a default smart playlist with recently added items. If there is no such playlist you can easily recreate one with the following steps: Creata a new smart playlist Shift+command+n name it “recently added“ select match all rules select date added is in the last 2 weeks select media kind is not podcast limit the result to 50 items This ...


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with timeout of 600 seconds tell application "iTunes" set cur to current track repeat until current track is not cur delay 1 end repeat set rating of cur to 40 -- 2 stars end tell end timeout This would select the next track and set the rating of the previous track to two stars: tell application "iTunes" ...


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Update Smart Playlist entry only resides in contextual menu; applescript cannot access that. There are two work-arounds I can think of: 1. BTT: hover over the playlist and invoke a combo right-click -> u -> return. Or: tell application "System Events" to tell application process "iTunes" set frontmost to true repeat 2 times tell menu item "...


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Switch the first part Match "all" of the following rules to Match "any" of the following rules


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There is no way to achieve the Loved smart playlist without adding the song first to your library from my testing. I have just given a song Love on Apple Music and it did not appear in my smart playlist until I added it to my library. Even if it was added to a playlist but not actually to My Music it would not appear.


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It seems we are talking here about possibility of creating/transferring Smart Playlists from iTunes for Mac to iPhone. There was such a possibility back in the days, it flawlessly worked with old iPod Nano in the old iTunes, according to the apple discussions. You could configure complicated filters based on given starts for the tracks, genres, years, etc. ...


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You could use an AppleScript to copy the music to a specific folder. iTunes and the Finder both support AppleScript. Use the included Script Editor.app in OS X to create your script. A starting point for your script is below: tell application "iTunes" -- Get the recent purchases smart playlist set myPlaylistFiles to file tracks of playlist "Recent ...


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How about this [untested] ... Caveats - You need to hit the first + sign to get the second line. you may need to play with the 'greater than' parameter.


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It appears to simply use Logical AND if you stack like that eg vs Using Any switches it to using Logical OR, so you could, with a bit of juggling get a combination of the two, AND & OR Edit - I found an example


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Just create a playlist with a rule matching ratings with no stars.


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If you uncheck "Live updating" in the smart playlist edit screen you will be able to delete tracks from the smart playlist. However the playlist won't repopulate until you right-click the playlist and select "Update Smart Playlist". Interestingly that command doesn't do anything unless the tracks have been deleted.


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When creating the smart playlist, can you sort your tracks by 'most recently added'? That way, every time you add a new single, the most recent one will stay on top.


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In the smart playlist edit panel, just specify a max limit for the number of songs (eg: max 1,000 songs or max 4GB), and also choose that it should choose the highest rated songs to reach that limit.


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You must have tracks where the Skip when Shuffling tag is set. Look for some of the tracks that won't play, then select on in iTunes, press Command-I, and look on the Options tab. Podcasts have this set by default.


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Smart playlists can't grab tracks that don't meet their conditions. You might be able to script something like that, however; find all tracks for albums in a smart playlist that meets certain conditions.


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As a workaround I found out the following: If I switch off 'live updating', then sync my iPod, terminate iTunes, disconnect my iPod, restart iTunes again, and switch playlists, I can switch on 'live updating' again, and it seems to work. If then (after "fixing" one playlist) I go to a different 'live updating' playlist, I just disable, then enable the 'live ...


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I had been using the Podcast app, and then deleted it. I believe this left orphaned podcast episodes in the phone itself. I had to SSH into the phone and delete the orphaned files. I found this out when I switched to manually managing my music, and the "ghost" podcasts appeared on the phone (but not iTunes). I had earlier attempted re-downloading the ...


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