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How to tell if song is in a playlist?

545 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2013 4:51 PM by turingtest2 RSS
JohnnyDawg Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jun 15, 2013 6:34 PM

Running iTunes 11.0.4.4 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.  I'm cleaning up some duplicate songs and just realized that some of them I deleted were in a playlist.

 

When in iTunes, and you are in the main window and have clicked on "Songs" to list all the songs, is there any way to tell if a particular song is in a playlist?  I don't see this information when I right-click and select "Get Info".  Also, I don't see a playlist column that can be added to the song list.

 

Am I missing something obvious?

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,415 points)
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    Jun 15, 2013 8:51 PM (in response to JohnnyDawg)

    In the library, right-click the track and choose "Show in Playlist."

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to JohnnyDawg)

    A typical song in my library may show up in something like 20 playlists & playlist folders. I suspect a column as you suggest would be too cluttered, but you can drop a suggestion to iTunes feedback.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)
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    Jul 6, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to JohnnyDawg)

    I could write a script for that I suppose...

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to JohnnyDawg)

    I can write a script to fill a column with data, you just need a suitable column. Depending on the way you tag things Grouping is often free, although personally I use it as a tag field for my smart playlists. If you want I can write a script that will loop through all visible or selected tracks, count the number of non-smart playlists they each belong to and put that number into a field of your choice. Alternatively, if the number of playlists that each might belong to and the length of the playlist names isn't excessive I could get it to copy in the playlist names instead. The grouping field is limited to 255 characters.

     

    tt2

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 4:51 PM (in response to JohnnyDawg)

    By "suitable column" I mean one of the fields that you can display in list views, and that isn't used for anything else.

     

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    If it will work I guess Episode Number might be a good choice, as long as you're only going to be tagging your music files.

     

    tt2

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