need help with a specific smart playlist...??

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nlivo, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I have never ever been able to get smart playlists to do what i want.....ever. I seriously never know what i am doing wrong. Could someone please tell me the settings i need to be able to have all the songs in my library (no movies, no tv shows, no music videos) in a playlist whilst excluding just one artist. please, can someone help me out here. thank you.
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    Artist does not contain?

    It that an option?

    I'm not sat at a computer with iTunes on.


    EDIT: Thinking about it some more, I'm not sure :eek:
     
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    tobefirst

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    Artist <is not> Nameofartist
    Kind <is not> QuickTime movie file
    Kind <is not> Protected MPEG-4 video file (if you've purchased music videos)
    Kind <is not> MPEG-4 video file

    Just do a similar "Kind is not" for all the things you don't want in there. You shouldn't have more than a few different ones. And make sure that "Match ALL" is selected.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Any thoughts on excluding an iTunes bought audiobook? :)
     
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    plinden

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    I have a Music Only smart playlist, where I exclude podcasts, tv shows, music videos and movies. I build other playlists off this one. So you could do "if playlist is Music Only and artist is not XXX" for your specific case.
     
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    tobefirst

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    If you "Get Info" on the file, you can see what "kind" of file it is, and then exclude that. If it's an Audible book, they have a certain "kind" attached to them. It would, however, be more difficult, I'd imagine, if you ripped the book yourself.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I ended up just excluding the genre (Mystery, in this case) because specifying kind would exclude music as well.

    Thanks.
     

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