Live updating itunes
Specifically, it used to be that you could force these playlists to update simply by opening the "Edit Smart Playlist" window for the list and clicking OK.
I found one fix that allowed the sort order to be correct, but disabled the Live updating function of the Smart Playlists.Allowing the playlist to update live interrupts playback whenever you rate a track you are listening to.With the change in i Tunes 8, getting a new batch of tracks to rate is a relatively lengthy process. thread ID=1742897 Kevin Yank Just when I thought I knew everything about i Tunes, I caught this cool hint on Mac OSXhints- The i Tunes search allows search by star ratings.: I was playing around with my smart playlists this morning and discovered an additional tidbit of information that may be useful for some.When syncing smart playlists, pay attention to which column you have the ordered the music by.To delete a smart playlist, select it in the Source list, and then press the Delete key.
The playlist is deleted, but the songs remain in your music library.
Jaikoz - This commercial software (15 GDP or about $30 US), also uses Music Brainz as well as Acoustic Ids provided by Music IP.
Remember that no identification system is 100% accurate so make sure to double check the results no matter which tool you use.
If you want to create a playlist with only your favourite songs, for example, you can create a smart playlist that checks to see how many times each song was played, and places the songs with the highest play count in the playlist.
As you add more music to your library, the smart playlist is automatically updated.
If I were to have ‘Play Count’ selected as the column to sort by and then synced my i Phone, then that playlist would display the songs ordered by ‘Play Count’ I found this out while playing with the Apple Remote app for the i Phone/i Pod Touch.