Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 9:23 AM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
Alright an update so I went back to the added computer and updated music match and the songs I played that were removed from 9 song playlist were back in there like they were never played.
I am guessing this is a music match issue on Apple's end that needs to be worked out.
Anybody knows a work around for now it would be greatly appreciated
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
Not working at all for me. I has also posted on this subject. Manual playlists appear to work but smart playlists just appear "broken". Everyone of mine shows the same content which appears to be my entire cloud of music.
Apple needs to fix this pronto. Its a majer screw up.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
What happens when you play a similar smart playlist on an iOS device? When a song plays does it disappear from the playlist? With playlists limited to to a certain number, when songs go away do new songs appear, and if they do are they downloaded or just show the cloud version? From other threads, sounds like the limiting number feature is broken on iOS but songs should still disappear after play.
Thanks for the info.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 11:31 AM (in response to Mike Connelly)
I haven't tried on iOS device yet and there is no limit on the size of the smart playlist I created.
I wanted to make sure everything was working before messing around with my ipod touch
Thanks for your input as well.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 2:00 PM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
I agree with you guys. My whole library only uses Smart Playlist to fit in my iDevices as well as making it easy to browse through music (by date added, by year, alphabetically, etc).
When iTunes Match is on, the order is completely random, there is not a single playlist that appears as on my computer. Worse:
- the smart playlists that have a max limit to the number of songs in it don't have that limit on my iPhone
- genre-based smart playlists are completely empty! 0 track in them
Right now I have no choice but to turn down iTunes Match on my iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 2:45 PM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
Simple smart playlists are working on my iPhone 4 and removing songs (as I have set up) once I back out of the playlist and go back in. Smart playlists with embedded playlists are not working.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 8:17 AM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
My smart playlists now working. They were not working at first on my iPhone 4 after turning on iMatch, only a few songs of many were showing. Tried 2 things:
1. I clicked on Update iMatch in iTunes a couple of times and each time more songs that had always been there were matched or uploaded so there are still some bugs.
2. Next I turned off iMatch on my iPhone and then turned it back on, now all the songs on my smart playlists showed up.
Not perfect but much happier now that I can easily access my playlists and also download them to my iPhone for offline use on airplanes, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 2:48 PM (in response to dhunt1999)
Smart playlists are still broken...although you can get them to almost work by doing the steps you mention above. However, I've found that turning iTunes match on and off again creates its own issues...album art to name just one.
The most broken Smart playlists appear to be those that rely on local iTunes library "counters" such as "Date Added" or "Recently Played"
Those are almost completely broken and do not update reliably at all.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to rwross1776)
I see the same thing. The date related playlists on my iphone are really Borked. Because the phone has music on it, it's almost like it picks songs that were recently added to the phone. Very strange, and not usable at all.
There really stange thing, I enabled Match on my ipad, it previouslly had zero music on it. All the date related playlists show show 0 songs. How odd is that. That proves it is a problem with date related smartplaylists.
my guess, it's not the Icloud that's the problem so to say, it's how IOS implemented ICloud and playlists that is really messed up.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to rwross1776)
I was hoping this was working now, but still broken it appears. Came to the discussions to see if anyone had figured anything out. One thing's for sure, the big sections in iTunes for "Create a Smart Playlist" are inaccurate now.
iTunes even ignores it's own metadata regarding iCloud. Try to create a playlist where iCloud Status is not Ineligible, doesn't work. Additionally the status of "Waiting" isn't even an option to filter by. I may try turning off iTunes Match on my phone just to get back to the point of being able to have a playlist that only includes the items I've recently added.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to craigfrompompton plains)
I got this to work after disabling match on my phone and deleting all the music on the phone. Turned back on match on the phone and was happy to see my date related smartplaylists work.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 5:14 AM (in response to Kyn Drake)
I found this as well after learning that the Cloud will show duplicates of songs purchased through iTunes. I thought I could get around this with the iCloud filter on the smart playlist, but it doesn't work (iTunes 10.7). I have one album with 12 songs (so naturally, 24 songs appear -- 12 local and 12 iCloud). No matter what iCloud filter options I select ("iCloud status = local" seemed logical), either all songs appear or no songs appear.
I am not recommending iTunes Match for any of the dozens of friends and family that I provide Apple support for.