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Christmas Smart Playlist

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NeddySeagoon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 6, 2009 2:06 AM
Hi,

I have an album of 15 songs, 5 of which are Christmas songs.

I've created a Smart Playlist called Holiday to gater up all my Christmas songs and music.

I can see only two ways of getting those 5 songs onto my playlist:-

1) change the genre of the 5 to Holiday (thus splitting the album in the iTunes window)

2) create a new iTunes rule for songs "containing" the Holiday genre and rename the genre "Vocal/Holiday" (thus not only splitting the album again, but creating a new genre thumbnail)

Is there any way of getting those 5 songs into the smart playlist without splitting the album?

Also, is there any way that I can call the genre Christmas (instead of Holiday) and keep that Holiday genre thumbnail?

regards
iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 6, 2009 5:58 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
    Put the word Holiday in the comments section of those five songs and add the criteria "Comments contains Holiday" to your playlist.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,240 points)
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    Dec 6, 2009 6:29 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
    Make the smart playlist so it included genre holiday and comments holiday.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 6, 2009 6:36 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
    Make sure the playlist is set to Match Any, not Match All.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 6, 2009 9:21 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
    1) change the genre of the 5 to Holiday (thus splitting the album in the iTunes window)

    How/where is it "split"?

    Easiest way to get them all into a smart playlist is to add something to the Comments section such as Holiday.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 6, 2009 1:29 PM (in response to NeddySeagoon)
    It shouldn't split the album unless your sorting by genre. But weirder things have happened.

    If possible can you post a screen shot of your Smart Playlist criteria? What I suggested should work. We're both apparently missing something obvious.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • DRofe Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to NeddySeagoon)

    Similar issue, can anyone get their heads around this

     

    I have a smart playlist for my Christmas music.  Matching "any" of the following rules

     

    Name contains Christmas

    Name contains Xmas

    Artist contains Christmas

    Album contain Christmas

    Album contains Xmas

     

    It's works okay but of course this covers all media types, so it's pulling in a couple of Christmas films ,TV programs and videos.  To resolve I added to the matching criteria, Media is Music.  I expected this to do the job except adding the media type caused it to ignore the other matching criteria and pulled in all the music in my library, not just the Christmas stuff.

    I tried building the smartlist again, starting with the media type, but still doesn't work.

     

    Lot's of head scratching, but no solution so far.

     

    Thoughts anyone?  Thanks, Dan.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to DRofe)

    Hold Option  and the Plus sign at the end of Kind is music will turn intosome dots ...

    Click this to add a sub-rule and add Name contains Christmas.

    Click the Plus sign to add another rule Artist contains Christmas and add the rest of your rules.

    Make sure to set these sub rules to Match any.

  • DRofe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    Perfect, you are genius!  Thank you, and Merry Christmas

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