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OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

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?


iMac 27, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.8Ghz Intel Quad Core i7 / 8GB / 1TB
  • 1. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    O.K. after a bunch of search on iTunes help I could not find the answer.

    Then I used the search function here and I found this same questions Archived here without an answer.

    So then I started looking outside of this website and finally found the answer.

     

    Just select the video you wish to delete in iTunes and hold down the shift+alt+cmd keys and then select the delete key.

     

    Why it has to be so complex and why the answer is buried is beyond me, but this works and I wanted to post it in case anybody else runs across this problem.

  • 2. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Why not simply press Delete?

  • 3. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    That was my first choice, but the delete button does not work to delete music videos if it's on the playlist section of iTunes.  This is mention several times by others trying to figure this out, and it's no where in the help menu why it is disabled.

  • 4. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 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.

  • 5. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Chris CA

     

    In general I would agree with you, but I think you are dead wrong with Music Videos.

    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.

     

    Unlike the Music in the library, then everything you said is correct.

  • 6. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 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.

  • 7. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Yes I stand corrected the Music Video does appear in the music section of the library, but they also appear in the Playlist section under Music Videos.  I was having a hard time removing it from the playlist, Delete button alone did not do it.

  • 8. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 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.

  • 9. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    I am fairly new to the Mac and not really sure what a smart playlist is, but if I want to remove a video from the playlist I think to selecting it and then hitting the delete button should do it.  I was wrong.  You need to select the video you wish to delete in iTunes the itunes playlist and hold down the shift+alt+cmd keys and then select the delete key. 

     

    That is all I was trying to do delete one video from the music playlist without deleting the file from the library and I simply could not find the answer in the help.  Then I found others here had the same question which was my reason for posting the solution I found.  Your way would work also but I would not know where to go to edit the criteria of a smart playlist.

  • 10. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 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.

  • 11. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Thanks, that was new info for me. Ibhave seen smart folders in finder and now smart playlist but like I said I am new to the Mac so I love coming here for all these nuggets of information.

  • 12. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    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!

  • 13. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 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.

  • 14. Re: How Can I Delete A Music Video From iTunes Playlist?
    DVX100Shooter Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)

    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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