smart playlists and autosync

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

  1. jenfavre macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 G5

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

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