Genius recognize or use songs not downloaded from iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Scott-n-Houston, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    So, a lot of my library is made of MP3's that I imported into iTunes. There's no album art for them, etc. Will Genius recognize these and/or put them in a playlist with other music?


    I could experiment with it for myself, but I'm in Houston... Ike is keeping me from having time to upgrade and install, etc.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Most of the time. So long as it can figure out the particulars, or you have Album and Artist listed.

    TEG
     
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Yes, as long as the song title and artist are correctly labeled. But it won't work for everything: no Beatles, no classical, no musicals, to name a few.
     
  4. ying yang macrumors regular

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    My Genius doesn't recognise a few of the songs that I've actually bought from iTunes. I know I reformatted the album names after buying them but that's it.
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Yes. I made my first Genius playlist starting with a song not purchased in iTunes. Half the songs it added are the same.
     
  6. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    i cant even find the genius feature on my phone, how do i get it to work?
     
  7. Scott-n-Houston thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
    I was just curious. Can't wait for this hurricane to get through here! Then I can play with this stuff.
     

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