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A look at the iPod mini

I really love the new click wheel! I think it’s a great step forward in the ipod’s evolution, and the silver aluminum finish is perfect… not all to intersted in the colors, but hey my personal taste is but a portion of all consumers. It’s on my list of things to get!

Posted by tao on January 14, 2004 at 2:29 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

The .mp3 files that Griffin gives you to put on your iPod, for the purpose of selecting an FM frequency to transmit on.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 14, 2004 at 2:02 PM (CST)

A look at the iPod mini

So…. Gorgeous.

I really hope the 4G full-size iPods have the same anodized aluminum finish/style with the new scroll wheel as well.  I love the construction of the new mini, and when I see a full-size version of the iPod with the construction of the mini and 40+GB capacity, I’ll purchase it immediately.  :-D

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 14, 2004 at 2:01 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

What’s an iTrip Clip?

Posted by Mathias on January 14, 2004 at 12:41 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Jody—

You can also exclude the iTrip clips from ALL of your smart playlists by “un-checking” them, and setting all of your smart playlists to “Only Match Selected Songs.”

This is how I exclude my Christmas songs and iTrip tracks.

-Jerrod H.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 14, 2004 at 11:50 AM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Anyone else notice when you play your songs on random over an iTrip, every once in awhile, you will accidentally play the iTrip bleeps.  haha.  To fix this I made a smart playlist to include all my music except those annoying bleeps.  Use the following criteria to do this: < artist < does not contain < Griffin Technology.  I named it Overall Playlist!  Now if I want my ipod to play songs at random I just use the Overall Playlist!!!  Voila, no more blips and bleeps over my car radio!!!

Posted by Jody on January 14, 2004 at 11:47 AM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Criteria can be combined with AND or OR boolean operators : when you have 2 or more criteria, a box appear at the top near “match the following condition” where you can choose how to combine.

True that you can’t mix AND and OR, but to me, that would be useless and harmful to the clarity of this wonderfull user interface

Posted by tom on January 14, 2004 at 4:06 AM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

haha, yeah… i get bored after the first few sentences :X

Posted by Schiano on January 13, 2004 at 11:37 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Hey… I plugged it in my own article!  :-D Very last sentence.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 13, 2004 at 11:16 PM (CST)

First Looks: iTrip, iPod Armor & FlipStand

I have the iTrip and am not pleased with it. I use it in my car and get lots of static. There are very few open frequencies and I’ve tried almost everyone with the same results.

Posted by kms on January 13, 2004 at 10:38 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Thanks for the link Bob!

Posted by Schiano on January 13, 2004 at 8:52 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Not sure if it is OK to plug other sites, but http://smartplaylists.com/ has a lot of suggestions.  I have no affiliation.

My favorite playlist is: Last Played is not in the last 14 days.  I called this Freshen up because it means I have not heard the song for awhile (at least 2 weeks!).  Good way to cycle through your songs.

Bob

Posted by Bob on January 13, 2004 at 7:50 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Anyone create any clever smart playlists?

Posted by Schiano on January 13, 2004 at 5:15 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Ahh… Nice find.  Thanks.  I’ll have Dennis correct that.

You can right click on any iTunes playlist and select “Export Song List…” to create a text file playlist.  Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any way to import that file into MMJB.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 13, 2004 at 4:38 PM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Jerrod,

Great article, very informative.  Wondering, though, if perhaps this is a typo:

““Live Updating,” when checked, allows iTunes to constantly add to or remove from your Smart Playlist as songs are added or removed from your Library. If you want to “freeze” your Smart Playlists in time, select this.”

Did you mean to say “if you want to “freeze” your Smart Playlists in time, UN-select this”?

Also - quick sort-of related question.  Playlists that are created in iTunes - can they be used in Musicmatch?  I know it works the other way around, but I can’t seem to figure out how to access iTunes playlists in MMJB.

Thanks!

Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl on January 13, 2004 at 3:36 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

Some CD’s seem to be mastered awfully loud.  While its great for listening on the stereo, when I ripped it onto Itunes there was clipping galore all over the place.  Is there a solution to this?  Sorry if this has been answered.  I’m a newb when it comes to this stuff (just got an ipod).

Posted by Jason Priestley on January 13, 2004 at 1:56 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

run i tunes put a cd in your drive while online and gracenotes works automatically
it names all tracks and cd and puts in a catagory
it does form me anyway!!!!!!!!

Posted by mkratty on January 13, 2004 at 10:24 AM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

how do i use gracenote?

Posted by mishi_eat_world on January 13, 2004 at 6:10 AM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

CD Rip protection? How does iPod handle that? There are a number of new CD’s out, the Dare Devil Soundtrack I know off hand, that has a special CD Rip Protection code on it that prevents successful “ripping”. It’s been one of my biggest pet peeves about this sound track. (Think of it as a VHS movie fading in and out on playback of a copy).

Will iPod successfully rip this CD into MP3 or even AAC format correctly with out the distortion in the songs (fading, beeping or ‘scratch’ sound).

Posted by Philip on January 12, 2004 at 8:30 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

Is there anyway i can close the gap in between my house songs??? and is there any way i can delete songs off my harddrive pc without deleating them from my i-pod..thanx

Posted by Onairda on January 12, 2004 at 6:10 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

try gracenote . thats what i tune uses

Posted by mkratty on January 11, 2004 at 2:38 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

hi. . HELP! i’m not sure if what i’m about to ask has already been posted, but there are just too many comments for me to read. anyways, i’m having a hard time with my iTunes because since most of my cd’s are writable, iTunes doesn’t recognize it, so i have to tag each and every one of the songs. but the hard part is looking for the album title. does iTunes have a program or something which will recognize the song and artist then will provide the album where the song is from? i tried the search engine but it usually ends with a “none” or “no search is found”, i wrote finger 11 and they didn’t have finger 11. i’m looking for something like the “look up tags” from musicmatch, or whenever you play a song in realone player, the album where it’s form is shown. i hope someone out there understands me. thank you.

Posted by mishi_eat_world on January 10, 2004 at 11:58 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

Hi - New to ipod and itunes and I’m having the same problem EnderWiggin is having. I put the CD in, try to get track names… but nuthin. And the times are all screwed up too. I have a cable internet hookup that on all the time so it should be connecting to the CDDB no problem. I’ve tried re-installing itunes with the same result.

Any ideas? Thanks.

I really want ot love this great gift my wife gave me but so far just frustration…

Posted by bob on January 10, 2004 at 7:22 PM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

Thing-

You can set it up either way.  Come to the forums, and we’ll help you to set it up the way you’d prefer it to be.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 10, 2004 at 5:25 PM (CST)

Digital Devices

Iain…I don’t see where you are getting the rudeness from, but ok

Bernell Dorrough your little bit on supply and demand are a bit off. That is not how supply and demand works. Sorry. If more people want Apple products the price will go up unless supply goes up with demand. It’s confusing, but what you said made little economic sense. So i guess it’s not a simple principle after all.

Posted by Mark Brandt on January 10, 2004 at 3:29 PM (CST)

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