Which iTunes songs aren't in a playlist?
March 2, 2010 6:56 PM Subscribe
Is there a way to tell which songs in my iTunes Music list are part of one or more of my playlists?
posted by ollyolly to computers & internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to get my iTunes cleaned up and useful, specifically means getting rid of a lot of random, album-less songs that I've kept around for a long time (thinking I'd use them as background music for an animation, in a remix, or that they'd otherwise be "nice to have", but never listening to them). I'm not talking about deleting duplicates or getting songs properly ID'ed, but in locating songs that aren't seeing use.
I know that iTunes has a "play count" and "last played/skipped" options, but due to sharing my iTunes with housemates and skipping around in music, these doesn't accurately represent how often I listen to a given song.
What I would like to do is place my music into playlists according to how I actually use the music (e.g. playlists for inspiration, for working out, for falling asleep), and then get rid of anything that hasn't been placed in one of these lists.
Is there a way to see what songs aren't in any playlists? This would help me make sure any songs I like do get placed in a playlist (and thus listened to), and any songs I don't really use get deleted.
Suggestions for other music programs that would let me do this would also be appreciated (Songbird?).