Subgenre?!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by James Philp, May 11, 2005.

  1. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    When browsing the music store, click on a genre and you are then asked for a subgenre! - Is this new to 4.8? I certainly don't remember it before!
    There is no box to enter in a subgenre into my own tracks!

    I'm sure this hasn't always been like this!? Anyone else stumbled upon this?
     
  2. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! That's really cool! Too bad I don't browse the music store like that...

    But cool nonetheless. I might actually start browsing that way now with this new feature.
     
  3. pretentious macrumors regular

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    Yeah thats new, thats cool!

    I also love the new feature in the picture tray were it shows what is playing rather what you have clicked on.

    Good upgrade, but still hoping for some more bigger features though

    Anyone know when iTunes 5 might be coming out?
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i want to be able to tag my tracks like that, it would certainly help me organize my stuff a bit more neatly, that way if i want specific i can get there, or general enough.....
     
  5. James Philp thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's been in there ages, all you had to do was click between them by clicking on the title bar above the picture tray.
     
  6. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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  7. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020

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    oooh - this is exciting news!

    I would very much like to see this happen, man!
     
  8. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Sub-genres would be awesome. I currently have 5 or 6 rock genres (rock - alternative, rock - classic, rock - jam bands, etc...) b/c there is just too much to put all in one genre. I wish could create a lead genre for rock, and then have those others as sub-genres...keep my menus a little cleaner!

    and the same goes for playlists - I'd like to be able to organize playlists by folders/subfolders.

    Apple has this in capability in iPhoto - I don't see why they don't have it already for iTunes...
     
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  10. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I was thinking about this the other day. Wouldn't it usually work by just writing both the genre and the subgenre in the genre field?

    Pop, Boy band
    Pop, Europop
    Pop, Bubblegum pop

    Search for Pop, gives you all pop. Searcing for Europop gives you only Europop. By making smart playlists with Genre contains X, you can do almost anything.
     
  11. James Philp thread starter macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    Yes, for smart folders maybe. But doing this will make your genres list much longer.
    An easier way would be to put this in track comments, but again, you couldn't then just browse for some "Pop-Rock" say.
    Genre>Rock>Pop Rock>Artists/Albums

    They wouldn't have put it in the music store if it wasn't useful!
     

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