Organizing stand-up comedy in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gallick, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Gallick macrumors member

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    Hi folks,

    Came here hoping somebody would have a good solution for me. I've got a sizeable music library, a few thousand songs, and I'm a big stand-up comedy fan. I have a bunch of stand-up albums from various artists in my iTunes library, in amongst the music.

    What I'm looking for is a better solution than to have stand-up comedy and music mixed together. When I'm listening to music, I usually set it to shuffle the entire library, and I often get stand-up tracks since I have so many of them. I was hoping I could easily dump the stand-up into, say, the audiobooks category, but since they are music files, it doesn't seem that easy.

    What are you stand-up aficionados doing with your collections? Any better way than to have it all mashed in with your music?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can easily separate it by Genre. Have a Smart Playlist for Genre=Comedy, so you can quickly uncheck all the comedy, so it won't play in the shuffle.
     
  3. Kate. macrumors regular

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    I keep all spoken word type files under Audiobooks. Music is just for music. Comedy, speeches, any kind of lecture, those are all in Audiobooks for me.
     
  4. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    I am keeping all my (amateur) live recordings of trade friendly artists separate from my main iTunes library by organizing them with Songbird. Seems to work well for me, since I don't listen to them on my iPod anyway.

    EDIT:

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  5. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Get info > Options > media kind > Audiobook

    (as in the screenshot above)

    Get info > options> skip when shuffling > yes
     
  6. Gallick thread starter macrumors member

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    I knew I was missing something simple.

    Thank you all!
     

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