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  • Trephination Level 1 (105 points)
    +is there a quick way to check & uncheck - I just went through the whole list, doing them individually ?+

    Select the songs you want to check/uncheck, then right-click (or control-click) and select "Uncheck Selection".
  • wathieme Level 1 (45 points)
    Nope, I get a pop up window that says this:

    This is so annoying, Apple should read these. The Apple staff just has this as a forum, they never read any of the posts or anything, we need to file an official report to them.
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    control-click ...

    ah - many thanks !
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    iPod Touch ... tried Genius there, and it still couldn't do it, but the message was different - it said there were not enough songs of the right type ...

    Message was edited by: Christopher John Hunter
  • Christopher John Hunter Level 1 (0 points)
    correction - not enough related songs to create a Genius playlist
  • wathieme Level 1 (45 points)
    Still, Apple should have Genius up and running when they release it for all songs, it should not be exclusive to some songs.
  • chartmango Level 1 (0 points)
    I had complete Success!
    Every tune "geniused" perfect playlists 25, 75 songs that I saved successfully.......
    for about 24 hrs.
    Now I get an "update genius or else...."
    All of my successful playlists are gone and those songs aren't available for "genius" anymore
    What's up with that?
    Is there a time limitation for playlists?
    Seems a little like BigBrother Apple.
    Why is no one monitoring this thread?
  • iTBotB Level 1 (5 points)
    CoopToons wrote:
    Make sure you have all your songs checked.

    I had all songs checked before upgrading to iTunes 8. I have always gotten the "Genius is temporarily unable..." message when I tried to get iTunes Store song recommendations based on my selected song.

    I unchecked all songs and then rechecked all songs. Next, I updated Genius. After a long wait, Genius still would not provide song recommendations.

    I turned off Genius, waited a bit, then turned on Genius. After logging-in, glancing at the disclaimer, and waiting almost 30 minutes for Genius to re-examine my songs I got "Genius is temporarily unable...."

    Is anyone able to get song recommendations? If so, what's the secret? If not, then what is Apple doing to fix this?
  • mgnt Level 1 (0 points)
    "Don't force people to do anything, make them want it."

    We have all provided to Apple our whole MP3 database in exchange of a bad implemented resource to create "magical" playlists.

    I feel cheated.
  • Batchski Level 1 (0 points)
    I had success by selecting all songs in my library (Edit/Select All or CMD-A), then Store/Update Genius. Took a few minutes and now everything works just like it should.
  • Tony Peddicord Level 1 (115 points)
    Not working here. I did the update thing again for my entire library (with all songs checked & selected) & it still will not make a Genius playlist for any artists not in the iTunes Store & even for some that are.

    Some bands/songs work fine & the resulting playlists make sense with the original selection but the results are pretty random. I arbitrarily selected about 30 different songs by various bands & in varied genres throughout my Library & about 20% of them came up as, Genius is unavailable for "song name".

    And, some of the Genius lists it will do are comical. I picked Also Sprach Zarathrustra & even though I have hundreds of classical songs, the contents of the playlist it selected included Rosanna by Toto, Who Can it Be Now by Men at Work, On the Road Again by WIllie Nelson & Wedding Bell Blues by 5ifth Dimension. Not a single other classical tune in the list. Can anyone Kevin Bacon the relationship between any of these songs that makes them fit into the same playlist?
  • ALTexasGirl Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried that, but I'm still getting the Genius is Unavailable message. I'm using the latest iTunes on Leopard and a PC with Vista.

    I would appreciate any help! Thanks!
  • ALTexasGirl Level 1 (0 points)
    Also, I've not been able to access Genius at all, even on songs I bought from the store.
  • kdporter Level 1 (0 points)
    Solved for me. I turned genius off - it deleted my genius info on my computer. Then I checked all my songs (control click) and turned genius feature back on. Now everything works when nothing did before.
  • chas376 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. I had everything unchecked and nothing worked. Once I checked everything the Genius works fine (even with the Beatles).

    Thanks again