iTunes Backup without including podcasts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by safetyobc, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502

    safetyobc

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    #1
    I am backing up my iTunes Library to DVD, just to have a hard copy of my stuff. I have lost it once and don't want to go through that again. Anyway, I was curious if you can backup iTunes and exclude the podcasts? I can manually add my podcasts back if something happens, but it seems dumb that I have to back them up.

    Any suggestions (other than removing them from the files, then putting them back?)
     
  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

    RumMunkey

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    Sure. Make a smart playlist called "iTunes Backup" and exclude "Podcasts". burn the contents of that playlist to data disc (DVD).

    After you make your burn, you can also add a date condition that will only add stuff to your backup playlist that's been added to your iTunes library from today on.

    This is what I do. I also exclude items where the category is "Christmas' as well, because I keep those on different discs.
     
  3. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

    safetyobc

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    #3
    Thanks! I appreciate the information!

    But what if the playlist is more than the capacity of the disc?
     

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