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Old Sep 9, 2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Genius Mix?

What are these Genius Mixes and how the hell do I create one?

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Old Sep 9, 2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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mixes will create you different mixes for you:

such as:

hip hop one
alternative one
punk one
etc.
etc.

I had to stop genus and reupload all my information for them to show-up.

A lot of the new features are hard to get to work in itunes 9
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 03:48 PM   #3
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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mixes will create you different mixes for you:

such as:

hip hop one
alternative one
punk one
etc.
etc.

I had to stop genus and reupload all my information for them to show-up.

A lot of the new features are hard to get to work in itunes 9
I see, I cannot find them anywhere. Where are they supposed to be?
I think I need to do what you did, how do I go about that? I tried unchecking genius in preferences, applying and then rechecking it but it hasnt seemed to have worked.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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That's done it! Thanks a lot
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 04:45 PM   #6
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Thanks! Worked for me too. Would be nice if it did this refresh automatically.
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so basically a mix is just based off a genre instead of a particular song? and it just plays limitlessly instead of having a finite playlist. Is that the difference between mix and the old genius?
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 05:39 PM   #8
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so basically a mix is just based off a genre instead of a particular song? and it just plays limitlessly instead of having a finite playlist. Is that the difference between mix and the old genius?
yes, nothing really to rave about me thinks
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 06:06 PM   #9
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Is it even possible to create your own? I canít find a way...
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 07:27 PM   #10
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store > what? help me here Im trying!
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Is it even possible to create your own? I canít find a way...
Yes. They're just called genius playlists. The ones you make yourself are called genius lists. iTunes manages your Genius Mixes.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 07:46 PM   #12
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 08:56 PM   #13
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It's kind of a disappointment IMO. I only listen to hip hop and every mix it made is just named Rap Mix 1, Rap Mix 2, Rap Mix 3, etc.... So it's basically just like throwing shuffle on. Guess if you listen to a real variety it will be nice.
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Thanks! Worked for me too. Would be nice if it did this refresh automatically.
Agreed.
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yes, nothing really to rave about me thinks
That's what I thought of at first. But this is more like Apple's answer to Pandora/Slacker services.

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In addition to creating playlists based on particular songs, iTunes can turn your library into a set of commercial-free radio stations playing your favorite music from your library. This is called a ďGenius Mix.Ē
I think it'll come in handy in the car since it's quicker than making a Genius playlist and closer to just listening to a radio station.

Especially for long drives where you run out of songs in a Genius playlist and have to refresh or make another one.
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First of all, can you do this on your iPod? Will my Genius Mixes load up onto my iPod touch?

Secondly, this reminds me a lot of the radio feature in GTA: Vice City. I've got the hip-hop on right now for my library, and I've already gotten Eminem, Beastie Boys, and now Tupac with Dre; really cool stuff.

I didn't get my hopes up to high for this event (too much else going on), so I'm enjoying some of these new features.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 10:16 PM   #17
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Yes. They're just called genius playlists. The ones you make yourself are called genius lists. iTunes manages your Genius Mixes.
Well what I find disappointing about Genius Playlists is that theyíre only 25 tracks, and then they stop. Genius Mixes just keep playing, so I was hoping you could create your own too.

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It's kind of a disappointment IMO. I only listen to hip hop and every mix it made is just named Rap Mix 1, Rap Mix 2, Rap Mix 3, etc.... So it's basically just like throwing shuffle on. Guess if you listen to a real variety it will be nice.
Hey, at least you got those names. Mine are literally just ďMix 1Ē ďMix 2Ē ďMix 3ĒÖ etc. If you look at which artists each one is based off of, you can probably figure out more closely what each mix will be like, since ďrapĒ is pretty broad.

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First of all, can you do this on your iPod? Will my Genius Mixes load up onto my iPod touch?

Secondly, this reminds me a lot of the radio feature in GTA: Vice City. I've got the hip-hop on right now for my library, and I've already gotten Eminem, Beastie Boys, and now Tupac with Dre; really cool stuff.

I didn't get my hopes up to high for this event (too much else going on), so I'm enjoying some of these new features.
Yeah, itís part of the 3.1 firmware, although itís been beyond buggy on the iPod for me. Theyíve been crashing like crazy, and every time they do, the album art images get all screwed up. After the first crash, the images for Mixes 7-9 were replaced with the ones from Mixes 1-3. Then next time it crashed, all the art got bumped up one and Mix 1 was the only one correct (so the art for 2-9 was what used to be 1-8Öand this was after 7-9 had already been messed up, so at this point the images for Mix 1 were also showing up on both Mixes 2 and 8, etc.)

Also, every time I switch from a Genius Mix back to anything else, repeat is always switched on. Kind of annoying.
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Well what I find disappointing about Genius Playlists is that theyíre only 25 tracks, and then they stop. Genius Mixes just keep playing, so I was hoping you could create your own too.
Create a smart playlist with all of one genre in it them. Of course you know you can make a genius list go 25, 50, 75 or 100 songs long, right?
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Genius Mix is actually pretty dumb in my opinion. i have 6000 hip hop/rap songs on my computer, but non of the Genius Mixes is of the rap genre. in return, i have 5 separate rock mixes, 2 pop mixes, 2 movie score mixes (i don't even have that many movie scores.), 1 r&b mix. and there's no way to configure it or expand the number of mixes i want.
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Create a smart playlist with all of one genre in it them. Of course you know you can make a genius list go 25, 50, 75 or 100 songs long, right?
Haha Iíd forgotten that. But still, what if you want to go indefinitely? I donít want to the the genre thing, because I donít even use the genres, as itís always so subjective and imprecise. None of my tracks have anything in their genre tags. I want to be able to use the intelligence of Genius. Basically all Iím asking for is for Genius Playlists to be able to go on indefinitely.

Also, I think itís a real shame that Genius Mixes canít go through iTunes DJ.
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Haha Iíd forgotten that. But still, what if you want to go indefinitely? I donít want to the the genre thing, because I donít even use the genres, as itís always so subjective and imprecise. None of my tracks have anything in their genre tags. I want to be able to use the intelligence of Genius. Basically all Iím asking for is for Genius Playlists to be able to go on indefinitely.

Also, I think itís a real shame that Genius Mixes canít go through iTunes DJ.
Do you have infinity songs?
I don't think you quite have a grasp on how this thing works...
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Do you have infinity songs?
I don't think you quite have a grasp on how this thing works...
Well Genius Mixes go on indefinitely, donít they? Party Shuffle (excuse me, iTunes DJ) goes on indefinitely. Sure, they repeat eventually, but Iíd like to at least have the option to do that with a station I create myself.
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Create a smart playlist with all of one genre in it them. Of course you know you can make a genius list go 25, 50, 75 or 100 songs long, right?
Iíd forgotten that since I usually only make genius playlists on my iPod. Is there a way to do it there that I donít know about?
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It's kind of a disappointment IMO. I only listen to hip hop and every mix it made is just named Rap Mix 1, Rap Mix 2, Rap Mix 3, etc.... So it's basically just like throwing shuffle on. Guess if you listen to a real variety it will be nice.
You need to broaden your musical library.

Seriously how many rap "songs" can you listen to before it all blends together? 3? 4?
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You need to broaden your musical library.

Seriously how many rap "songs" can you listen to before it all blends together? 3? 4?
Iíll agree that he should broaden if he only listens to one genre, but donít be too close-minded yourself. Thereís some good and varied hip-hop out there. Donít think what you hear on the radio is all there is. Thatís just pop rap.
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