How often does a smart playlist repopulate itself?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by munckee, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I have a smart playlist set up to randomly select ~3GB of music for my nano. How often will it grab new music?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't think it did repopulate unless you changed one of the parameters. :eek:
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Apple needs to add a Randomize button.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  4. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So once it creates that playlist the first time, that's what's in it? That kinda stinks. I just want to add XGB of music to my ipod randomly from my library. Is there some other way to do it?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, what I did was give it another parameter. So, I have a "Newest 20GB" playlist which obviously updates every time a new song is added.
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    You could select all and delete the songs in the playlist. Then it'll repopulate itself. If you're handy, you could probably write an Applescript for it.
     
  7. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    What about "Last played" "is not in the last" "XX days".

    Then when you play them the list should constantly give you new music.
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Cmd-A, Delete does the trick. Also, if you select "live updating" the playlist will change when you add new music that meets the selection criteria -- but not I think if the playlist is limited to a number of tracks or play length. Also, deleting a single track will add a new random track to the end of the playlist.
     

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