10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 8:12 AM by waynefromwestfield
waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

Songs won't add to my playlist,  also how many songs can be added to a playlist??  THANKS

Windows 7
  • the fiend Level 6 (8,285 points)

    You can add as many as you like.


    • How are you trying to add the song, dragging or right-click/Add to playlist?
    • What happens when you try to add the song to the Playlist, what symbol do you see in the song, or what error message do you see?
    • You are trying to add the song to a Regular Playlist aren't you? The one with this icon...



    ...becasue you cannot add a song to a Smart Playlist, which has this icon;



    or a Playlist folder, with this icon;


  • waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried both ways, dragging to the playlist , also right click and add to playlist. Playlist has stopped at 496 with no new songs added. Adding songs to playlist created for country music, country 1    Any more help appreciated  THANKS VERY MUCH.     Also this problem started with the new I Tune 11

  • the fiend Level 6 (8,285 points)

    Are you positive that the Playlist is a Regular one (with the musical note), and not a Smart Playlist (with the cog)? You cannot drag anything to a Smart Playlist. By the way, there is no maximum number of songs for either type of Playlist.


    In these screenshots below, I'm in the Songs view, but this is the same whether you are in that, the Artists, Albums or Genres views.


    1. Playlists shown in the left panel (by turning it on with CTRL+S).

    Right-click/add-to-Playlist should produce a view similar to this:



    and you can see in my screenshot that only the Regular Playlists are listed in the right context menu. The Smart Playlists are not listed, because you cannot manually add to them.


    2. You can also left-click and drag to the Playlists on the left:



    and as you do so, a + symbol appears beneath the dragged item. But if you try to drop it into a Smart Playlist, a red circle with a slash through it will appear in the dragged item as you pass over the Smart ones and the Smart Playlists will not highlight.


    3. If you do not have the sidebar showing, if you left-click a song and drag it towards the right of iTunes, you will see the Playlists window slide open on the right:



    and only the Regular Playlists are shown.


    So - which method are you using, 1, 2 or 3 and what happens?

  • waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

    Been using right click, an adding to playlist. Have complied a list of 496 without any problem, then any new song will not add to the list. This all happined after the new I tune update 11.    Playlist stuck at 496.  HELP!!  Thanks Very Much

  • the fiend Level 6 (8,285 points)

    Okay, I get it about 496, but as I've said, there you can put more than 496 songs into one Playlist:



    So at what point does right-click/add to playlist fail?

    1. After right-clicking, does the context menu appear, with Add to playlist on it?
    2. If you move the mouse over the Add to playlist, does the list of regular Playlists appears?
    3. If you move the mouse over the Playlist you want to add the songs to, does that Playlist become highlighted?
    4. When you let the mouse release, nothing appears to happen. (This is correct.) If the song is already in the Playlist, you should see an error message.


    Have you tried the other methods of adding a song to this problem Playlist? If not, try one of them. If that doesn't work, try the third one. What happens?

  • waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried all the methods that you had sugested, nothing, now after about one weeks later the playlist starts to upgrade. Can't THANK you enough for all your time and help, this solves the problem. Wino

  • waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

    Have another question. Is there any way to reset  the number of plays for each song on a playlist all at once?? Thanks again

  • waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

    Any way to reset the number of plays for each song on a playlist all at once??

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,268 points)

    Since you ask... Select all (CTRL+A), right-click and click Reset Plays, or use my script LastPlayedNever which also resets the Last Played and Last Skipped dates, and clears any Bookmark position.



  • waynefromwestfield Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked great, dont want to know how I used to clear it. Thanks Very Much Wino