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Create an iTunes smart playlist of singles

My iTunes library consists of 80% complete albums and 20% singles from bands. Without going through and tagging all those singles in any specific way, is there a way to create a smart playlist that will pull all the music with the criteria artist-has-only-one-track or something similar?
posted by ish__ on Aug 3, 2014 - 7 answers

optimum number of tracks for an iTunes playlist?

I want to leave iTunes randomly shuffling through a given playlist for as long as possible so I don't have to futz with it, but I also want to actually hear *all* the tracks in the list, not just those that the random shuffle always seems to favor. How many/few tracks should I put in a playlist? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Oct 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Getting more out of Spotify

I signed up for Spotify recently, and I love having zillions of tracks at my fingertips. But at the same time, I feel like it's changing (and maybe diminishing) the way I listen to and explore music. Can you help me get more out of my listening experience? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 26, 2013 - 12 answers

iTunes: What's a low WTF way to write scripts for questions like "What songs are only on my iPod"?

Specifically: How can I write a script to find out what songs are on my iPod that aren't in my MacBook iTunes library? And, more generally: What's a convenient and low-WTF scripting languge/library/bridge for iTunes/mp3 scripting needs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by weston on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Is there an easy way to share an iTunes playlist online? (or, help me make some of the people happy some of the time, please.)

Is there an easy way to share an iTunes playlist online? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Oct 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Keeping the RATINGS when moving iTunes stuff to a new Mac

Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Nix to Norm's infinite playlists

How do I rescue my playlists in iTunes after switching computers? [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 14, 2010 - 4 answers

How to get my iPod to sync in the order I want.

I can't figure out how to get my ipod to sync an audiobook playlist, a podcast playlist and then fill up with music from another playlist. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Is it possible to manipulate iTunes this way?

I'm putting together this jamband playlist for an overseas trip. Pretty simple, right? [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light on Jul 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Useful iTunes keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way, within iTunes, to change playlists (or navigate back to the main library) and to place the cursor in the search box using just the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Mar 1, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I browse iPod playlists by ALBUM instead of artist or song?

How can I browse and listen to iPod playlists or genres by ALBUM instead of by artist or song title? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Sep 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Removing a song from multiple playlists in iTunes?

Is there a way to remove a song from all playlists in iTunes without having to delete the actual song? [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Sep 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Libraries, Playlists, Ratings... Oh My, iTunes!

I have a very confusing iTunes problem, regarding transferring songs to an external hard drive, and maintaining playlists and ratings... hopefully it will not be confusing to any of you, brave MeFites! [more inside]
posted by polyester.lumberjack on Apr 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Couldn’t my iPod read my mind just a little bit?

My iPod/iTunes is completely out of control. I have 8,000+ songs, and they are minimally rated. My default rating when I add tracks is 4 and I downgrade tracks if I don’t want them to come up in shuffle, which runs off a playlist that’s “all songs rated 4 or higher.” This just ain’t cutting it and I find myself skipping more songs than I listen to. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Oct 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Device-based smart playlists in itunes aren't very smart...

Itunes smart playlists on an ipod are apparently quite stupid: A smart playlist that will list by date added to the ipod, not the entire itunes library? [more inside]
posted by disclaimer on Jun 4, 2007 - 6 answers

IDing where a song was skipped

I have two iPods - a 60 GB for general use and a shuffle for exercise. I want to create playlists that delete songs I skip on the shuffle, but not songs I skip from the 60 or in iTunes. [more inside]
posted by andifsohow on Apr 11, 2007 - 3 answers

Non random randomness.

How can I configure a Smart Playlist in iTunes to play songs randomly but, should it randomly select one particular album comprised of three songs, that it plays that one album in the order intended? [more inside]
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments on Apr 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me move my playlist across the file structure divide.

I have 2 installations of iTunes. I want to transfer a play-list from one to the other. Both have identical libraries. However the file paths of the two libraries is different on each computer. Is there a way to do this? Theres [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jan 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Randomly selecting albums, rather than songs, to fit on my iPod.

How can I use iTunes smart playlists to fill my iPod with a good mix of new, favourite and random albums (not just songs)? [more inside]
posted by chorltonmeateater on Nov 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Dont let me loose my playcounts!!!

Save my itunes playcounts and ratings! Damnable windows has crashed! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Relocting playlists in iTunes?

Moving iTunes Playlists? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Jan 29, 2006 - 7 answers

I want to know what I've been listening to a lot recently.

iTunes Smart Playlists: how do I see what I've been listening to a lot recently? [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Dec 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Advantages of creating playlists?

Organizing MP3s questions. I've got about 50 gigs of music on my hard drive with everything in its place, all nice and neat like. I don't have just random music all over the place, but everything is separated by artist-album in their own folder in the "C:\my music" folder (if that even matters). [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Dec 5, 2005 - 19 answers

Getting a smart playlist on the iPod

Yet Another iPod Question: I want to have a smart playlist that sorts the music on my iPod. But if I create a smart playlist and drag it onto the iPod playlist, it adds all the music from my entire library that fits that smart playlist. [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Nov 23, 2005 - 7 answers

How to burn more than 7 of an iTunes playlist

Burning more than 7 copies of an iTunes playlist. [more inside]
posted by tr33hggr on Nov 14, 2005 - 22 answers

Favorite, Interesting, Unique Playlists?

What nifty playlists do you have in iTunes or for your iPod? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Oct 3, 2005 - 21 answers

Shuffled playlists for iTunes podcasts

iTunesFilter, part I: Why can't podcasts downloaded from the Music Store play in shuffled playlists? Is there any way around this? If I'm in a shuffled playlist mixed with podcasts and regular MP3's, it will only go from regular MP3's to regular MP3's and skip the podcasts downloaded from the MS altogether. Of course, if I go back to linear play mode, the podcasts play allright. iTunesFilter, part II: Is there any way to make the podcasts always start at the beginning of the track (i.e., to remove the bookmark function)? [more inside]
posted by jchgf on Oct 2, 2005 - 2 answers

How can I get my iPod to play nice with my PowerBook and my XP box?

One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I generate a true weekly top 25 list in iTunes?

Itunes Filter: One of the missing features of Itunes is a true weekly top 25 list...[mi] [more inside]
posted by szg8 on Sep 20, 2004 - 8 answers

Help me organize my iTunes when it comes to compilations

What to do about the compilations? I've recently started using iTunes for my mp3-listening activities, and finally have a use for metadata tags other than Artist/Song/Album (dynamic playlists make my socks roll up and down, up and down). But how to deal with greatest-hits collections and other compilations, where the album-release date has nothing to do with when the song came out? Do people (that is, you) actually look up the year for each song? If so, where? If not, what do you do?
posted by gleuschk on Mar 9, 2004 - 13 answers

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