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3231 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2008 12:14 PM by daveproper
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 8:55 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)There are some issues with certain types of playlists on the Touch.
From what I gather, an update will be the most likely way we'll see them fixed.
Scott MBP Core2Duo Mac Pro iPod Touch 2G Shuffle, U2 iPods, Mac OS X (10.5), XSAN
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 12:42 PM (in response to A A P L)Thanks for your reply.
This problem is really frustrating. I have a Smart Playlist that is quite simply my Top 40 Purchases from the iTunes Store. Looks great in iTunes, but my iPod Touch skips the Top 11 songs, and starts the list at number 12!!!
I've just done a complete factory reset on the iPod Touch, not even reverting from the automatic backup, and the problem is still there.
So does every iPod Touch and iPhone user out there have this problem too? Doesn't anybody use Smart Playlists?17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 12:47 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)
I have a Smart Playlist in iTunes called Top 40 Electronic
What is the criteria of this smart playlist?
Since it;s a smart playlist, ifsomething changes on a song that matches the criteria, the list on the iPod could be different than iTunes.
For example, if you have Most recently played transferred to the iPod and play a song not on it, the iPod playlist will update but it won't update in iTunes till you sync.iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Silver Mini, Blue Mini
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 3:02 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)I experienced that this problem occurs if you have the "limit to x selected by y" criteria checked for a smart playlist.
just uncheck it and your playlist should work on the touch. the only downside is that your playlist will not be limited to x songs.
if, for example, you have a smart playlists that shows your top 25 songs it would contain the criteria "limit to 25 items selected by playcount". what you do is you uncheck this criteria und then sort your playlist by playcount (by just clicking on playcount in the top row of your playlist). this way the playlist will be transferred to your ipod sorted by playcount. so the only downside is now that it's not your top 25 but just all your songs sorted by playcounts. but the first 25 songs of that playlist are still your top 25
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 3:19 PM (in response to Chris CA)(tick) Match the following rule:
Genre is Electronic
(tick) Limit to 40 items selected by most often played
(tick) Live updating
On my iPod Touch, the number 1 song, a Purchased AAC audio file, is not present in that playlist. However, the song IS stored on my iPod Touch and plays fine. So, on the iPod Touch, the Top 40 Electronic smart playlist starts with the number 2 song of the same playlist on iTunes.
Makes absolutely no sense.17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 3:40 PM (in response to m8an)Thanks. So is that a fact, iPod Touchs and iPhones don't let you Limit to 40 items selected by most often played??
Right, I can turn the limit off, good tip. But then my playlist goes from 40 songs up to 140 songs. And I don't want those extra 100 songs taking up space on my iPod Touch. I just want the Top 40. That's the whole point of having a Top 40 playlist, to only carry "the best" around with me.
Are Apple working on this? I bought an iPod to listen to my playlists, and I can't17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2007 7:38 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)Ok, so I did a bit of research on this subject and the workaround for now seems to be:
Untick "Live updating" for any Smart Playlists you want to sync to your iPod Touch
This has solved the problem for me. I hope Apple are still working on a proper fix, but for now this will do.17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2008 10:50 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)I'd hardly call that a "workaround." Turning off live updating? That disables the primary utility of the smart playlist. Turning off live updating makes a "Recently Played" playlist inoperable. That's not a "workaround." That's suggesting we avoid the feature entirely. Thanks, but no thanks.
I want a Smart Playlist that shows me the 15 most recently played songs, on iTunes and my iPod Touch. (Syncing should merge the results.) I hear a song and want to review to see who the artist was a few minutes later. Is that too much to ask?
This used to work (on my 3G iPod) way back when. It broke with some iTunes/Firmware update, and it ***** that it's been broken this long.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2008 11:59 PM (in response to Fofer)yeah it is annoying. You can still manually update your smart lists before sync, but it is a heinous bug. I would guess this to be something they would fix quickly.PC, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2008 2:34 AM (in response to Hedron)Update...
This problem seems to be fixed by the 1.1.3 update. I don't want to speak too soon, but I've turned back on "Live Updating" on all my Smart Playlists in iTunes, and they now show up properly on my iPod Touch. Great.17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2008 1:11 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)I just ran into this bug on my Ipod Classic when creating playlists for my operas. The work around I can up with was to create only 2 playlists at a time, eject the ipod, then reconnect and go through the process again. It's time consuming, but hopefully Apple will have a fix for this bug soon. Good Luck!pc, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2008 12:14 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)I was having this exact problem and I also noticed that unchecking the "live updating" box fixed it.
So as a workaround I kept the playlist the way I wanted it, with live updating and all. To make this appear on my iPod, I created a new smartplaylist that had as its criteria: "is on playlist: originalsmartplaylist"
This one syncs up just fine and has the same exact order and contents of the other one that doesn't work...
I hope that helps!Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), also have a fw800 g4