iTunes smart playlist help

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  1. c-Row macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    I am looking for a way to get my iPod filled randomly with songs from a certain smart playlist (all songs rated 4 or 5 stars) while also including a certain set of songs from another playlist (top 25 or something) so they will always be on my iPod as well.

    Right now, I can't think of a good way to solve this problem. Can you?
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Do you have the smart playlists set up already?

    If so, when you plug in your iPod can you sync from selected playlists seen here on #4 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1351

    This will sync only the music on selected playlists to your iPod.
     
  3. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but I am not able to tell iTunes that it should sync "All from Playlist A" and then "As much as possible from Playlist B" afterwards.

    However, I just realized that I can of course do two syncs after each other from different playlists with the second only adding tracks instead of replacing all from the first sync... :)

    Still, Smart Priority Sync™ :D would be an interesting option I think.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Ok, here's a way to do it.

    So, you've got two smart playlists, say Highly Rated and Top 25

    Any you want all the Top 25 and then a random selection of Highly Rated on your iPod.

    Firstly, create a new smart playlist called Random Highly Played, set us as follows

    Match the following rule:
    Playlist is Highly Rated
    Limit to (ipod size - size of Top 25) GB selected at Random


    Now, create another new smart playlist called iPod Sync as follows:

    Match any of the following rules:
    Playlist is Random Highly Rated
    Playlist is Top 25


    Now, sync this playlist to your iPod
     
  5. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    I guess this won't work as easy on my iPod Shuffle and an Apple Lossless library which gets encoded to AAC during sync. :eek:
     

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