Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Unchecking songs in one playlist affecting songs in other playlists

544 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2007 7:47 PM by Chris CA RSS
rsgreenx Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jun 1, 2007 5:38 PM
My wife and I each have separate playlists. Most of our songs are different, but we do have several songs that are in both of our playlists. However, if I "check" a song in my playlist, it also becomes checked in her playlist. And if she "unchecks" a song in her playlist, the same song becomes unchecked in my playlist.

Why is this happening? Shouldn't the checks and unchecks in one playlist have no affect on another playlist? How can I fix this?
Windows XP
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,385 points)
    Instead of checking/unchecking songs, simply add/remove songs from your playlists.

    Shouldn't the checks and unchecks in one playlist have no affect on another playlist?
    No, because songs are only in iTynes one time. You are checking/unchecking the song.
    A playlist is simply a list of songs, which are in the library.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Silver Mini, Blue Mini
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,385 points)
    Yes, I know exactly what you want.
    Let's make your life a bit easier, shall we?

    I manage one library, larger than the iPods and two iPods with completely different music.

    First off, create two "master" playlists, one you and one for her.
    His Music
    Her Music.
    In these lists, put only the music from the library you like/want.

    Create a a Smart playlist to show music NOT in these playlists. This makes it easier to see what music we do not have.
    Create a Smart Playlist and Match Rule;
    Playlist is not His Music.
    Create another Smart playlist and match Rule;
    Playlist is not Her Music.

    This simply helps to view/organize the music into your own "master" playlists.

    Do the follwing for both...
    Now create another Smart playlist called His iPod music (or whatever).
    Match Rule;
    Playlist is His music
    Limit it to the size of the iPod (3700MB for a 4GB iPod) by Random.

    Select the iPod in iTunes.
    Click the Music tab and tick Sync music.
    Also, tick Selected playlists and pick His iPod Music.

    To change the music on the iPod, simply select this smart playlist, select the music and press Delete. It will empty & fill up again.
    Connect the iPod to sync it.

    You can create other playlists (smart and rgular) as you want and simply select them in the Music tab to sync them.
    Simply add/delete fromn these playlists to change the music on the iPod.

    Kinda long, but is it clear? It's not as confusing as it may seem.

    I only uncheck songs I don't want ever/rarely on the iPod such as Christmas music and old podcasts.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Silver Mini, Blue Mini


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.