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Changing the default View Options setting?

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RJOBoston Calculating status...
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Jan 30, 2010 8:05 AM
How can I change the default View Options settings so it is consistent for all playlists. Including any new playlists I create. Using iTunes 9.0.2 on iMac.

Thanks,
Bob
iMac 20" Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPhone, Video iPod
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Jan 30, 2010 8:29 AM (in response to RJOBoston)
    There is no single default view option as such for playlists. A playlist will pick up whatever view is being used in you main library at the time that you create it. For all the playlists to be the same you would have to be consistent with the columns you set in your library. If you change the view you use in the library (add or remove columns for example) the next playlist will pick up the change and be different from the rest.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Jan 30, 2010 8:37 AM (in response to RJOBoston)
    See this -> Assimilate View Options v2.2
    "This script re-creates a selected playlist (excepting playlists within folders and the "special" playlists Purchased, Podcasts, iTunes DJ (Party Shuffle), Audibooks, TV Shows, and Movies) so its View Options are the same as the main Music library (taking advantage of the fact that new playlists acquire the Music library's View Options)."
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  • Gregory Koch1 Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2010 6:33 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    I realize this is an old post, however it fit the bill perfectly for what I was trying to do. Since Apple has not added the feature to either shift-click, or cmd-click albums, this script allows me to set consistent views for each album my way. The original intent was to merge several old iTunes and set up the playlists using the rating method in concert with several other fields to manage duplicates and ensure an album/playlist existed for each song. Its a crash & burn method, but then again, I'm an OCD engineer.
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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Jul 30, 2010 6:37 PM (in response to Gregory Koch1)
    this script allows me to set consistent views for each album

    I'm wondering why you have any playlists at all for albums?
    iTunes menu View -> Column browser.
    This will show albums at top.
    Select one (or more) and only those songs show at bottom.
    I'm an OCD engineer.

    This might explain it.
    Unless you have a specific reason for an album playlist, I highly recommend you don't do it.
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  • droydi Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    this is not working for me, not even the new playlists I make are using the view options applied to the Music library.. Using Itunes 10.6, and tried this on 3 different computers.

     

    Would really be nice to get this working..

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    May 17, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to droydi)

    droydi wrote:

     

    this is not working for me,

    What is not working?

     

    not even the new playlists I make are using the view options applied to the Music library.. Using Itunes 10.6,

    What is different?

  • Pat Cahill Calculating status...
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    May 19, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to droydi)

    droydi,

    I had the same problem on 10.6.1.

    The solutions seem to leave out a few caveats.

    I got it working for me on Windows by...

     

    Under Library, Click your "Music" library.

    Under the "View" menu, make sure that "as List" is ticked! (This was the stumble for me as mine was "as album list" and none of the solutions worked)

     

    Under "View" again, click "View Options", in the window that pops up select your columns.

     

    Rearrange your columns. (I didnt do this step)

     

    From now on a new playlist will get the colums (and ordering?) you set up for the Library-Music "as List" view.

     

    You can change the Library - Music view to "as Album List" or anything else if you want and a new playlist will still use the "as List" settings

     

    Hope it helps

     

    -Pat

  • droydi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 20, 2012 7:20 PM (in response to Pat Cahill)

    tnx Pat!

     

    That did it for me =) was the view as list trick!

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