what Smart Playlist you create?

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  1. KKKL macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2005
    i created one named X'mas

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  2. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    The only smart playlist that I actually use often is one I made called Unplayed. I think it's pretty self explanitory.
  3. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    I have the year of every album I own entered into the ID3 tags, so I have smart playlists for every decade. Quite effective, and a cool way to devide my music.
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    let's see...i have "unplayed"and "allpurchased" which is all the protected aac files i have. that's about it--i'm not a big fan of playlists, i prefer to just listen to a particular artist/album at a time.
  5. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    I have a playlist for my shuffle that gathers up music that is any one of...

    Played more than 3 times,
    Rated higher than 3 stars,
    Recently Added, or
    Not played in the last week.

    It's limited to 500mb's, live updating, and the preference is towards unplayed songs to break 'ties'. I then autofill my shuffle from that list, but I set it not replace all songs so I can load my current audio book on it, and then fill the rest of the space from that list.
  6. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    toronto canada
    i use smart playlists to keep all my artists organized as well as to do a most played and recently played list
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I have some smart playlists that are more for maintenance functions; the only smart playlist I have for listening, besides the default most played one, is a playlist of my most listened to songs that I *haven't* listened to in at least two weeks.... I shuffle play that sometimes.
  8. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    I have tons of Smart Playlists. Probably the most used one is Guitar - any song whose comment contain the words "guitar" and "instrumental" (yes, I tag them all when I import new music). Currently has 820 of my 4970 tracks. I also have playlists for:

    200 Most Played
    Bonus (anything I've tagged in comment as a bonus track of some kind)
    New In 2004
    New In 2005
    New In The Past Year
    New This Month
    New Last Month
    Purchased From iTMS

    Again, many are based on extra info I've put into the comment field (live recordings get the word "live", thus studio stuff doesn't have "live" in comment, etc). And for the ones above that I tend to play often, I have a "Fresh" version, which adds a criterion that Last Played is not in the last 2 weeks. I have many others but these are the most used/viewed.
  9. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    i mostly use my smart playlists, and since making them have hardly used my other playlists.

    i have
    Last Play +1 week (songs that havent been played in the past week)
    Not Played Yet (explains itsself)
    Played today (yet again)
    Top 25 most played

    i use them mostly to keep a flow of music that i havent heard in a while going. then i can also easily find something ive already listened to today if i think about it later. then top 25 is for when i just want to hear some good songs. theres a reason its my top 25 most played, cause i like them a lot!!

    then there is my infamous playlist that i made myself. titled "make-out" i guess its kinda self explanitory. works really well on my iPod or my computer, when a girl is over and i say, "you should look through my music and see if theres anything you like, or check out my playlits" youd be surprised at how often that works! ok, every once in a while girls laugh at it, but generally end up playing it anyway!!! O:) ah. . . what will i do after college?!?!?!?
  10. KKKL thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2005
  11. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2004
    my freind made one of those and he had like 200 songs on it some of them he had never even heard of
  12. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I use only one smart playlist it's called Newest Music. It contains all songs added to the library in past month. I dont play this playlist. Its more for organizing perpouses.
  13. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    My Smart Playlists are mainly time/rating based.

    I have my top rated tracks that excludes ones played in the last week and a top rated tracks that I haven't heard for 2 months one.

    "Newly added" sounds like a good one though - I may add that to my list.
  14. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Same here. I have an "unrated" play list, which is basically anything I haven't listened to and rated. I also have a "top unplayed hits" list which is all the music with 4 or 5 stars (on my ratings) that I haven't listened to in 3 months or more. Then a bunch of genre-specific playlists (e.g., classic rock, modern rock, etc.) I have too much music to make regular playlists, so I have only a couple of those.
  15. Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    My Smart Playlists

    Mine are these:

    1950's Music
    1960's Music
    1970's Music
    1980's Music
    1990's Music
    2000's Music
    Last Two Months
    Last Two Weeks

    The last two refer to the dates tracks were imported.
  16. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    I made one of those, too! Great for allowing me to rank my music... I'm obsessive about ranking my songs with those stars, BTW.

    Good Songs (***-*****, Play Count: 1-10)
    Top Rated (*****)
    Recently Added (1 Month)
    Recently Played (2 weeks)
    Top 25 Most Played (duh!)
    Top of the Top (Played 9+, Last Played in the past month, *****)

    Then I have normal playlists of the songs that I use in FCE (have to convert them to WAV)
    Shuffle playlist (list of songs on my Shuffle)
    A playlist of songs I'm thinking about buying off of iTMS

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