Random Playlist Generation in iTunes?

Spikey115

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Feb 21, 2006
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Is there any way to create a random playlist of a specific size in iTunes? What I want to do is have iTunes pick a random selection from my library and make it fit into my 4GB iPod Nano. Is there anything similar to "autofill" for the nano?

Thanks.
 

runplaysleeprun

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Not to sure of an easy way, but one way would be to go into "Party Shuffle" and select just shy of 4 gigs worth of music each time, and drag it into a playlist. it'll be random, but maybe a bit of a hassle.
 

Spikey115

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runplaysleeprun said:
Not to sure of an easy way, but one way would be to go into "Party Shuffle" and select just shy of 4 gigs worth of music each time, and drag it into a playlist. it'll be random, but maybe a bit of a hassle.
How do I make the list bigger than 100 songs? I don't see any option bigger than 100.
 

runplaysleeprun

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It may take you a few times of setting it to 100, back to 0, then 100. Like i said, not the easiest route, but it'll get the job done.....eventually.
 

spicyapple

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Create a smart playlist.

Uncheck "Match the following rule:"
Check "Limit to 4 GB" selected by "random".

:)

If in the event you want to randomize the smart playlist, just select all the songs in the playlist and press delete. iTunes will re-populate the list with another set of random songs.
 

runplaysleeprun

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Jul 27, 2004
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spicyapple said:
Create a smart playlist.

Uncheck "Match the following rule:"
Check "Limit to 4 GB" selected by "random".

:)

If in the event you want to randomize the smart playlist, just select all the songs in the playlist and press delete. iTunes will re-populate the list with another set of random songs.
yeah, much easier