and a Cool iTunes 7 trick..!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by amigo, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. amigo macrumors newbie

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    While playing around with Cover Flow view I came across an album which I realised should really be added to one of my existing playlists. I took a notion to see if I could just drag the album cover to the playlist icon in the Source panel (why is this now un-named, incidentally?) — and, lo and behold, it worked! This is wonderfully convenient. I don’t remember being able to do anything like this before. Wasn’t it necessary to select all the tracks first and then drag the selection to the playlist icon?
     
  2. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Not sure, but its always fun to find new tricks! Good Job.
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    You've always been able to add to a playlist by selecting either tracks, album names, or artists. Using Coverflow makes it easy to do albums though.
     
  4. amigo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I posted this trick already, but it was mistakingly closed, so I'll add it to this post:

    "Did you download the new iTunes 7 already? I like almost all the new features. There's one cool trick you may not have noticed. If you launch iTunes 7 while holding the Option and Command keys you'll get the chance to pick your iTunes Library or create a new one. This will allow some creative solutions to storing large libraries in different locations."

    Trick source
     
  5. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I've been waiting a long time for the multiple library feature of iTunes. Thanks for the tip! I've now separated my music library from my sound effects library, since cataloging sound fx with iTunes is so much easier than in Filemaker. :)
     
  6. amigo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    glad I could help =)
     
  7. wiseguy27 macrumors 6502

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    That's a nice one there! Thanks! :) I love CoverFlow even more after reading this tip. :)
     
  8. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice find! I had no idea, but this is a pretty bad ass feature. Small, but awesome. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  9. amigo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankyou very much guys, appreciate it.
     
  10. Wolfgang macrumors member

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    great that now you can have multiple libraries. i was going to have one with my songs as they were ripped at high kbps and one with my sings converted to like 128 or 192 to put on my ipod. anyone know of a way to convert and delete songs at the same time. when i tried to convert the songs it left the old ones too and its a pain to weed them all out. thanks
     
  11. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Put the songs you want to convert into a playlist. Select all the songs in the new playlist, and do your conversion. Once done, re-select the old songs in the playlist and press Option-Delete. This will delete them from the library.

    The newly converted songs you can grab from the "Recently Added" smart playlist.
     
  12. Wolfgang macrumors member

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    yea ive tryed that before but with 3000 songs it takes a long time
     
  13. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    Im not impressed at all with the multiple libraries! Basically you have to open and close iTunes to go to different libraries. Why can't they just list them under 'music'? why do you have to open and close iTunes. And somebody mentioned that u can't store them on different drives (Apple claimed u could) - is that true?
     

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