itunes, question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tug, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. tug macrumors 6502

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    hi guys, my question is, how do you play an album in itunes without all the tracks being added to your playlist? whenever i play mp3 tracks no matter what i do they automatically add themselves, and if i dont want them i have to trash them after, if i dont then they become part of my list which is annoying. thankyou for any response.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you play them via a Playlist or do you just select the Album in the browser?

    And if you use a Playlist, what kind of playlist do you use? AFAIK, you can drag an entire album to a playlist you created.

    Which iTunes version do you have btw?
     
  3. tug thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your quick response spinnerlys, i am using version 9.2.1. i have got albums in folders and i drag them into a new playlist on itunes, it plays and then i notice that the entire album has ended up in my music playlist, all the tracks of the album, and then i have to delete them one by one.i just wonder if there is a way of playing said albums without them embedding into my playlist in music. any ideas? thanks.
     
  4. dhd macrumors member

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    In iTunes advanced preferences uncheck "copy to to itunes media folder when adding to library". You should be aware that if you move/delete the music from finder itunes won't be able to find the file (I prefer to let itunes manage the file management for me).
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you want to try out some music without adding to iTunes, use another player such as VLC.
     
  6. tug thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks dhd, youve solved it for me. also thanks consultant for responding.
     

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