1445 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2009 4:38 AM by Robert Kamphuis
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2009 1:06 PM (in response to Ian Parkinson)I am having the same issue. I have assigned genre to all my music. In every genius mix I get christmas music. Very annoying. I am also wondering if there is way to control what music, by genre, that goes into the genius mix. Genius mix is a good idea, but not working well.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2009 4:38 AM (in response to Ian Parkinson)hi
I have similar complaints: over 60% of my library has classical music, the rest pop/rock/jazz/etc.
yet, the genius-mixes created, have one classical-music, and 11 with other things.
I would like to be able direct this 'genius' a bit better - have at least one separate opera-mix, one
orchestral classical, one piano-classical (>40% of all is classical-piano). I would like to keep my xmas music for the two weeks a year, etc. I can image other people having similar wishes for their genius lists.
So - nice idea, but not quite there yet!
I switched to use my "own" genius mix created by picking a favorite song (eg. some piano piece), creating the genius list, and get mostly piano music - but not quite all. Thereafter, I create a smart-playlist picking only from genre classical-piano from the genius playlist. I have a bunch of these type of smart-genius-lists per my likings, and typically use the itunes-dj to pick from these. It's missing the nice graphs of genius-mix but it works for me. Once a while I hit refresh to get another 100 tracks per genius-list.
Let's see what apple does next with this.iMac G5 (iSight), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2nd and 5th gen ipod; 3rd and 4th get nano; 1st and 2nd gen shuffle.