Smart Playlist in iTunes

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  1. eckndu macrumors member

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    #1
    im trying to create a Recently added smart playlist in my ipod that only contain musics, and not videos.

    i copied the recently added playlist in the itunes playlist and added:

    Kind contains Purchased AAC audio file
    and
    Kind contains MPEG audio file

    then the list is blank. if i remove one of the kind i added, the other kind files show up, but together, it's blank.

    any advise??
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

    adrianblaine

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    #2
    It might be looking for files that are both. Set the option at the top to any of the following rules.

    EDITED: original post was incorrect.
     
  3. eckndu thread starter macrumors member

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    no the "and" is just me typing in the forum.
    in itunes, there's "Kind CONTAINS..." or "kind IS...".
    i choose CONTAINS but it didnt work with IS either.

    ADD: and if i select ANY instead of ALL, it bypass the Recently added in the last 2 months rule.
     
  4. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    If you select match "all" for the rules, and you have two entries for "Kind", both entries for "Kind" must match or it won't display an item. Since the kind can't contain both "Purchased AAC audio file" and "MPEG audio file", nothing will display.

    This should be pretty obvious.....

    S-
     
  5. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    Than I'm not sure what else you could do. Apple could make their smart playlist options much more advanced, but they are probably wanting to keep it as simple as possible. I've run into similar problems trying to make smart playlists as well.
     
  6. wfarr macrumors newbie

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    Actually, there is a much easier way to do this.

    ALL:
    • Playlist IS Music
    • Date Added IS IN THE LAST 2 weeks

    That should do the trick.
     
  7. filman408 macrumors regular

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    wfarr's will include music videos, which you dont want.

    It should look similar to this:
     

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  8. eckndu thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks filman, that'll do it!
    i also find out i could use the kind does not contain MPEG-4 video file.
    strangely they didn't make a "Purchased MPEG-4 video file" kind
     
  9. sammich macrumors 601

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    #9
    Follow just the first part of this dude's instructions.
     

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