itunes can't do everything or can it?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by buywisdom, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. buywisdom macrumors member

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    I have this problem. I have alot of music to manage (~130GB all full albums) and I would like to create a "smart" playlist that will pick a random album from all my music if the album has one or more songs with playcounts greater than or equal to 1. I have not yet listened to all the music and would like to discover it albums at a time. I asked a few people at the Apple store, I have seached Doug's apple scripts to no avail. Am I missing something or is itunes incapable of this kind of inteligence. I wish I could get itunes to put these albums on my ipod.

    I also have another issue, I have all my music on an external drive and I would like to reinstall OSX but I do not want to lose playcounts or ratings, is there a way of imbeding this information into the .mp3/.acc file. I know that I could just save the itunes library file but is there another way?
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Nope, you've got to save the library file.

    Unless of course you have an iPod and are willing to buy iPod.iTunes to transfer all of your playcount/playlist info back to your computer. But why pay $20 and risk losing the info when you can just copy the file? It's really the simplest way.
     

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