Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 10:19 PM (in response to Lioness37)
I tried what you said, but I ran into a problem. I unchecked one of the non-music items. It disappeared from the Songs (list view) as though it had been deleted. Is this normal? When I went to the Playlist I created for these 3 non-music items, it was there and was unchecked.
I wanted to test that everything was working as it should. In Music/Songs (list view), I did a Command-A to highlight all songs (which were checked). But how do I get them into "Up Next: From Music" so all the songs will play continuously?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 10:34 PM (in response to Lioness37)
Not sure about the dissapear form song list when unchecked. I can't get that result.
As to adding selection to upnext, I believe its right-click or control click and select add to up next. Or good old drag and drop selection onto the up next list in the right side of the status panel. (top center of itunes)
I'll keep an eye out of dissapearing files...... they'll probably turn up with all the missing soxs
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 10:22 PM (in response to BnJmn42)
Thx for the help. The songs disappearing is not good. I wonder why it's happening to me and not you? If I re-check the song in the Playlist, then the song reappears in the Music/Song list, so the song isn't really deleted...just hidden in the Music/Songs list while it is unchecked.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 5:02 AM (in response to Lioness37)
Could this be happening because the song is "in the cloud". Unchecking a song may be a way to use the View/Hide items in the Cloud. Just a guess.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to Lioness37)
Perfect seasonal question. i suggest moderator flag this for every December 27.
Question. It seems that the easier solution is to merely sort for genre, find your Christmas music, then uncheck it all. Yes.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to SimonTheDog)
The process for switching between Libraries is relatively simple. The only thing that would make it easier would be the ability to switch libraries from the File/Library Menu vs quitting/reopening iTunes.
My personel opinion is that it makes for a cleaner simpler Library. I have at the moment 1,600 items, 3.8 days, 9 GB of Christmas songs. This may not be a lot depending on who's standards you go by, but having a seperate Library for that many songs, you only use a few weeks out of the year, is the way to go.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
Found the answer. View/Options in iTunes was sorted by "checked". I changed it to "Name" and voile, the unchecked song reappeared (unchecked)! Thx for all your help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to SimonTheDog)
I created songs when I was a new Apple user and didn't know what I was doing. All the songs don't have "Christmas" in Genre. I searched for "Christmas" in order to get all Christmas songs together into a playlist. So the Library option is better for me. Your method could work for some people though.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
9 GB of Christmas songs! Cool! Yes, switching libraries from within iTunes would be a wonderful addition. Maybe we'll see that in the future.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)
Hello Joe Gramm,
It's almost Christmas again, and I'm ready for my Christmas music! I saved your instructions from last year. It was SO easy to just open the Christmas Library and vòile...there was my music!!
Thanks for your helpful and easy to understand instructions from last year. Have a good Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to Lioness37)
I have about 9 gb of christmas music in an outside folder on my hard drive. I would like to incorporate it into my itunes music (about 150gb) for the season so that it will play when I want to hear it and randomly, however, I want to be able to move it back out of my itunes in January and save it again for next year. There has to be an easier way to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to Lioness37)
Enjoy. Glad this method works for you. I'm listening to my Christmas Library now myself.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to texasspike)
Is your Christmas music all sorted by Kind: Christmas. If it were sorted in some specific manor, you could create a "Smart Folder" in your main Library called Christmas for example. Then all your music sorted by Kind: Christmas would automatically be moved into the Smart Playlist.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
No, it is sorted by genre. I have it all on an external hard drive along with my other music just in a different file. If i include it as a folder, I can't get it out in January. It is a pain to do that. It won't delete it out of my folders when I need them gone. I listen to music all of the time randomly and can not figure out how to easily do this. It just seems like there should be an easy way to do this. I want it to be randomly played along with my other music, I don't really want to listen to all xmas music all of the time. Thanks for your help.