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Smart playlists and sort order

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Thursday, July 13, 2006
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iTunes, Music

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Q: How do I create a smart playlist that orders all songs within a genre such that the least played songs are played first?

- Chris

A: This is a relatively straight-forward playlist, except there’s one twist that likely has you stuck: sorting isn’t accomplished inside a smart playlist’s logic definition, but simply in iTunes’ list view. The smart playlist you need to create only needs to single out the genre you’d like:

Then, simply sort the playlist as you’d like it to be sorted, by clicking on the appropriate column header. In this case, you’ll want to click on the “Play Count” column header until your least-played item is at the top.

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Comments

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Mike,

If you iPod is less than one year old (or less than two years old if you have AppleCare for iPod) and you are getting less than 50% of the advertised battery life using procedure Jerrod described, then the repair should be covered by Apple’s warranty.

Posted by Ned5555 on July 14, 2006 at 8:23 AM (PDT)

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Bill,
You can view the pictures on an iPod Nano on a television if you hook it up via USB to an Xbox 360. The 360 can access both the pictures and music on the Nano for use through the TV.

Posted by zenprism in LA on July 14, 2006 at 12:02 PM (PDT)

3

When I connect my ipod nano to my computer it charges and says DO NOT DISCONNECT but it does not show up on itunes.What should I do!?

Posted by brttkng1225 on July 19, 2006 at 11:31 PM (PDT)

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My computer crashed and I lost my iTunes music in my library on my windows computer.
The music is still in my iPod but until I get it back on to my computer I am not able to add any more songs. Does anyone know how to get the music from my iPod back on to my computer?

Posted by Skibumkjmj on July 28, 2006 at 4:46 PM (PDT)

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Posted by GreenApple123 on August 24, 2006 at 2:51 PM (PDT)

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