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How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?

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OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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Jun 29, 2011 8:49 AM

I am trying to delete some of the "Music Videos" from the iTunes PLAYLISTS.

If I select it it highlights in blue, the EDIT > Copy is selectable but EDIT > DELETE is greyed out and not selectable.

 

 

How can I delete a video from my Music Videos playlist?

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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)

    Why not simply press Delete?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)

    Note that the items at top left of iTunes (under Library) are not playlists. They are the library.

     

    If an item is in a playlist, Delete works fine to delete it only from that playlist.

    You can't delete items from a Smart playlist by pressing Delete. You need to change the criteria to remove an item from a Smart playlist.

     

    Select an item in the Library and press Delete will remove from the library and all playlists.

     

    Shift Delete will delete an item from any/all playlists and the library.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)

    I have a video that is meta tagged as "Music Video" and it only appears in the Music Videos in the playlist.

    That video does not appear anywhere in the library it only appears in the Music Video Playlist.


    Music videos are in the Music library.

    All items in iTunes have to be in the library. All playlists are simply a list of items in the library.

     

    Select any item then right click > Show in and it will display everywhere that item is.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)

    "  I was having a hard time removing it from the playlist, Delete button alone did not do it."

     

    It's because the Music Voideos playlist is a smart playlist.

    The only way to remove items from a smart playlist is to edit the criteria the smart playlist uses to select songs.

    Or you can remove it completely from the library.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)

    A smart playlist will pick items based on what you choose.

    For instance, the Music Video playlist simply chooses all items tagged as a music video.

     

    To edit a smart playlist, select the playlist then right click - edit playlist.

     

    There are many ways to use a smart playlist.

    All 5 star rated songs.

    All songs added in last 2 weeks.

    Songs not heard in last 6 months.

    You can set all different kinds of criteria.

  • DVX100Shooter Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)

    Ozzie MANY THANKS for you digging to find the answer! I was one of the people that had trouble removing music videos from my playlist and your right the Delete button by itself did not do the trick. Its the combination of keys you mentioned that actually did the trick and why is Apple keeping this a secret? If I download a full length movie and then want to delete it, I just hit delete and its gone same with music. So thanks again!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,365 points)

    DVX100Shooter wrote:

     

    Ozzie MANY THANKS for you digging to find the answer! I was one of the people that had trouble removing music videos from my playlist

    You wanted videos removed from your iTunes library.

    Note the the iTunes library is not a playlist. A playlist consists of items in the library. Can't have an item in a playlist unless it is in the library.

    Items in the library do not need to be in any playlist.

     

    why is Apple keeping this a secret?

    They aren't. It's in iTunes Help (in the Help menu) and also here -> http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/shortcuts.html

    As noted previously, you are not simply removing the item from a playlist. You are removing it from your library.

    Since it's no longer in the library, it cannot be in a playlist.

    All you need is Option (or Alt) Delete.  Don't need the Shift key.

  • DVX100Shooter Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 10:40 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    I am now noticing something crazy! I followed Ozzie's instructions on how to delete the music videos and I was able to remove them. I completely closed iTunes then opened it back and guess what? All the music videos I had deleted were right back in my library! So I ask, how do I permanently remove music videos from my library?

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