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  • Getbusyliving Level 1 (0 points)

    Are play counts updating properly now? It doesnt look to be working for me.

  • Getbusyliving Level 1 (0 points)

    Also, could someone confirm if all the metadata is updating properly now? Like Last Played, ect.

  • johnharbo Level 1 (0 points)

    I've updated IOS, OSX, iTunes, AppleTV to the latest software , and I still have the same problem where the  play order of smart playlists on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV are all hopelessly scrambled, making listening to classical music impossible.  I tried the hint of checking the "limit to xx songs.." and that doesn't help. I've also turned iTunes match on and off on the IOS devices. Other Macs subscribing to iTunes Match are fine. Just the IOS devices are not ordered right.

  • Steven Dodds Level 1 (75 points)

    COMPLETELY ABSURD!!! is right! I ONLY listen to nested SMART playlists! ever!  worthless...  I want my money back...

  • LA_Sportsman Level 1 (0 points)

    Latest IOS and iTunes updates gave me hope and my playsist had correct # of songs - until I synced on day two and the problem was back.  Affects ALL of my playlists as well, not just smart playlists.  Never had this problem with 3Gs.  Problem started with 4s and IOS 5

  • Syncopator Level 1 (115 points)

    finally -- here's a fix (to the smart-playlist sorting issue) that works in itunes match:


    at the bottom of the playlist, select "Limit to [however many] items selected by [choose the order you prefer].


    • by "limiting" to a high number of items or GB, you won't be limiting the playlist at all.

    • to sort alphabetically, choose "selected by name." (or whatever other option you want).


    after doing this, you shouldn't see any change to the items displayed in the smart playlist in itunes. however, the playlist will now sync properly to your idevices.  :-)



    (to my knowledge, with itunes match we can no longer sync playlists that point to other playlists.)

  • Pete0 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow.  It works.  Months and months of frustration resolved!  AWESOMENESS!!!!



  • aaSwebmaster Level 1 (10 points)


    so they did wait to resolve more important issues first. A clue they were working on it would have been comforting for sure but all good now.

  • jeroenfromamsterdam Level 1 (0 points)

    Was there any update recently in iTunes Match? I've just upgraded to Mountain Lion, hoping one of the (unpublished) features would be better support for smart playlists in iCloud. However for me it still gives the error


    Smart playlists that reference other playlists are not supported by iCloud, and will not be uploaded


    I was hoping the recent updates in this thread pointed to a positive development but it seems that this part of smart playlist support in iCloud / iTunes Match is still missing.


    If someone HAS referenced playlists working in iTunes Match I'd love to hear!

  • hoffmanFamily4 Level 1 (0 points)

    In exactly the same boat.  Upgraded to ML and still no nested Smart Playlists.  Boo.

  • hoffmanFamily4 Level 1 (0 points)

    What works?

  • Steven Dodds Level 1 (75 points)

    I just looked over my smarts and came up with alternative ways of doing the same thing.  All good now.

  • Syncopator Level 1 (115 points)

    *what* works? a number of issues relating to smart playlists have been discussed in this thread. your reply isn't quite helpful, as we have no idea to which issue you're referring. please be specific. :-)



  • Pete0 Level 1 (0 points)

    my classical smart playlists, like the 67 album, 630 track, 12 gig "Beethoven" playlist now presents on all my iOS devices in correct track order.


    much as I enjoyed revisiting my collection to create correctly sorted conventional playlists "by hand," finally seeing it happen auto-magically is awesome...

  • bourgeoisrebel Level 1 (0 points)



    Smart Playlists in itunes Match appear in wrong order on ipad/ iphone/ ipod.




    Tick box 'Limit to' in the playlist settings, choose unfeasibly high number, and change 'selected by' to album.


    This fixes the ordering issue, and it seems to honour the numerical limit.




    Apple need to fix this though, it's been over a year now... Shoddy.

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