smart playlists and autosync

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jenfavre, May 5, 2007.

  1. jenfavre macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2007
    I've created a smart playlist for my daily workout. But when I plug my iPod in after my workout, iTunes immediately builds a new playlist overwriting the current one. Is there a way to avoid this? I want to tell it when to rebuild the smart playlist (by manually deleting the songs from the playlist and having it build a new one). Also, about 1 in 10 times I'll turn my iPod on and my workout playlist will be nothing close to what I had just created in iTunes. Sometimes it'll be just a few songs of the iTunes playlist and other times it's been so far off it's songs I didn't even remember I had in my library.

    Long story short, I want to have a smart playlist based on the criteria I've selected and never have iTunes change it unless I specifically tell it to. Possible :confused:
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    I thought that was the default behaviour, though I use my iPod on Manual now with my laptop as not having music on the hard drive is useful
  3. jenfavre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2007
    Thanks for your response. That's unfortunate if it's truly the default behavior. I used to manually manage my music, but then I would end up with duplicates when a song was part of a playlist and an album. Can't win either way, I guess!
  4. triobot macrumors member


    Apr 3, 2007
    Milton Keynes
    Manually create you're own playist :S

    What's the problem with that? I'm sure you can do things manual -_-
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Would turning off "Live Updating" when creating the playlist work? Then, when you need it to repopulate, just check that again? I don't know if that would work...but thought I'd throw it out there.
  6. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    I have the opposite problem. I want some way of recomputing a random smart playlist, not just once a day.

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