iTunes library music only ??

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  1. Platform macrumors 68030

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    After iTunes 6 the podcasts came into the Library, is there any way to just have music there and keep the podcasts in the podcast directory....sperate them:p ;) :confused:
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Depends. Are you trying to segregate them in iTunes or on the hard drive?

    In iTunes, you can just turn on the Search Bar and select "Music" only so that only your music shows in the GUI. Another approach I just thought of would be to create a smart playlist that excludes podcasts and videos and booklets, say call it "Music" and use that instead of "Library". I'll try it myself.

    Dunno how to segregate them on the HD.

    B
     
  3. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No only in iTunes...and the search function yes i know, but then you have to type a letter and oly shows that letter songs;)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    COMMAND-SHIFT-B should show the search bar without you having to put in a letter. It's still not a great solution though. :eek:
     
  5. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks.....any more permanent once:eek:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Smart playlist? Sorry, I hate podcasts so I don't use them and can't be all that helpful. :eek:
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yes.

    Create two smart playlists:

    Just music: give it the rule 'Genre is not Podcast'.
    Just podcasts: give it the rule 'Genre is Podcast'.

    Click on each playlist in turn, and pick Show Browser (cmd-B) from the edit menu. Now, each smart playlist acts like its own little separate library.
     
  8. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Try creating a smart playlist, select and click the "Browse" button.
    There would be many ways to get just music. I.e. you could exclude types of files, genres, by bitrate etc etc.
    Below attached is how I do it - I do it all by genre as you can see, but there are other ways.
    Smart playlists can be very powerful - so much in fact that they have their own fansite! :
    http://www.smartplaylists.com/
     

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