A playlist is a list of media files (usually audio or video) to be played back in a user-specified order (e.g. random, by name, by artist).

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Is it possible to make a smart playlist in iTunes that's comprised of tracks from unique artists (no one artist appears twice on the list)?

I can't figure out a way to get iTunes to create a playlist where every song in the list is a different unique artist, and no artists or songs are repeated. Is this possible? (using iTunes 10, ...
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Create a playlist in iTunes based on a hard drive folder

I'd like to be able to base playlists in iTunes on a folder on my hard drive. For example, say I have this directory structure: C:\MP3s\Doctor Who Music C:\MP3s\Star Wars Music Importing all those ...
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Removing Duplicates from iTunes playlist

I am facing a problem in iTunes. See above image. All most each song is repeated twice in my play-list. When I opened Finder - it was also duplicated in iTunes folder. What is the secret problem ...
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Preserving smart playlist order on iPhone

I have a smart playlist configured to play my favorite podcasts during my commute. It's a list of audio-only, unheard podcasts: In iTunes, I've ordered the playlist by Release Date -- i.e. I want ...
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Migrating an iTunes Playlist from one computer to another

Awhile ago, I moved all of my iTunes music from one computer to another, but I did so without copying the actual iTunes library folder from one to another. Since then, the libraries have diverged. ...
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Best music playlist generator software [closed]

Does anyone know of a playlist generator that will generate a .m3u file from a folder full of .mp3 files?
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How to remember positions within multiple files in Media Player Classic?

I tend to have many instances of Media Player Classic (Best Player in my opinion) open because I switch from one video to another, then pause and go back to it later (as in, hours or days). Is ...
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How to right click and play audio folder on Windows Media Player 12

It's always been hard for me to add a music folder with subfolders to Windows Media Player's playlist. I double click a file in the folder (or click on WMP shortcut), WMP opens, and I drag the other ...
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Restrict an iTunes smart playlist to contain only entire albums

I'm trying to create an "albums not played for the last 3 months" playlist, that I could sync onto my iPod. Is it normal that autofill always chooses the same songs out of my library to fill the iPod ...
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How to restore default iPod playlists on Amarok?

I wanted to "reset" the collection on my iPod and ended up accidentally deleting, through Amarok, all the playlists, including the default ones like "Most Played" and "Highest Rated". Since these are ...
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Creating normalised playlists in Linux

Is there a media/music player that will allow me to normalise the songs in a playlist? Should also specify that I'd rather not have to alter the files - a program/plugin where the sound levels are ...
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Save playlist position in VLC player

How do I make VLC player save my position in a playlist (with audio files) so that when I re-open the playlist it starts where I left off?
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How to move tracks from one foobar2000 playlist to another?

I like to maintain several playlists in foobar2000, moving entire albums from one playlist to another. I typically do this by selecting an album and using Utilities -> Send to playlist... to select ...
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Is there a lightweight M3U editor?

I'd like to use an editor to open .m3u files, add MP3s, remove them, and at the end save the .m3u. Is there? Opening a playlist of 3000 files with Winamp only for adding a files is too slow!
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Where does Songbird stores the playlists?

Songbird is not working right on my machine, i'm trying to recover my playlists...
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How to control which order Winamp plays the playlist?

I created a long playlist, then sorted it by filename, now when i press next button to play next track, it doesnt play the next track in the playlist, but something totally random in that list. How ...
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keep iTunes and WMP playlists in sync

I use media center for listening to music, however I also use itunes for keeping my iPod in sync. I often create playlists on the go on my iPod, but when I'm at home I prefer media center and often ...
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iTunes creating playlists on its own

Why does iTunes create a new playlist and start playing a few seconds from each one when I try to add albums to my library? It means deleting about 400+ playlists, and having to wait a few hours for ...
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Restrict iTunes smart playlist to audio only

I have a smart playlist of my favorite podcasts which I use for commuting -- it's mostly a simple collection of "Album contains This Week in Tech" or "Album contains Croncast", etc. The feed from The ...
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Looking for music streaming software that allows any user to queue up songs

I work in an office and we have a server with a lot of music on it. I am looking for software that would allow anyone in the office to queue up songs to a playlist, sort of like an office radio ...
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Is that possible for Windows to play format playlist.m3u8 which made fully support on iOS or Mac?

There is a live TV and radio channels which the file format is playlist.m3u8 and this file can be play on iOS as well as Mac OS X. I wonder if there is any workaround or way to make it play on ...
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Playlist playing order in VLC

When marking several music files in finder, and openning them in VLC, then the player starts playing the last file and stops. What's the trick to make it play the files in the selected order? Or at ...
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Is it possible to export my MediaMonkey playlists in Itunes?

I am using both softwares but I would like to import MediaMonkey's playlist in Itunes. Can you tell me how to do it ?
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iTunes Smart Playlist combining 2 genres

Let say for example that I want an iTunes playlist that includes All Hip-Hop and Rap songs. I create a smart play list with: Genre > contains > Hip-Hop Genre > contains > Rap But ...
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How to always highlight playing track in Foobar2000 playlist in the Default UI?

In Foobar's default user interface, the current playing track is signaled only by a very discreet arrow - no bold, no highlight, no different color. The only 'highlighting' happens by selecting ...
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is there anyway to add a song to a specific playlist that I have previously created manually in iTunesa from ipod

If I am listening to all my music and I hear a song and I think it would be great to add to a certain playlist, is there anyway to do this from the iPod itself, instead of having to remember this from ...
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Playlist file format for video segments

Is there a playlist file format listing segments of files instead of entire files? For example it would start playing a file jumping straight to 3'12", play it untill 5'42" and switch to the next ...
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ITunes - Duplicate “Purchased on iPhone” playlists

Whenever I purchase music on my phone and then sync with iTunes later, a duplicate "Purchased on iPhone" playlist will be created. The first one will have everything I've purchased in the past, and ...
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Linux mp3 player with specific requirements, especially: playlists with ability to resume for audiobooks

I'm looking for mp3 player (software), running on Linux, but I need one specific option: it needs to be able to remember my position of listening in a given playlist. Scenario: I'm creating a ...
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Is it possible to add more Genius Mixes to iTunes 9?

I upgraded to iTunes 9 today and it looks good! The Genius Mixes feature is nice but I only have 4 genius mixes even though I have 973 songs in my library. Two of my mixes are even the same genre. ...
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Is there a way to remotely edit iTunes playlists?

Essentially, my use case is that I want to edit the iTunes playlists on my desktop computer at home when I'm not in front of that computer. A specific example: I'm at my computer at work, and I ...
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How do I reorder the playlist items in the VLC playlist window?

In the VLC playlist window, I can't seem to drag the items around to change their order. Is that normal? In every other media player I've used before, this is possible. At the moment I'm resorting to ...
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How do I delete songs not in playlists in iTunes?

I have lots of music in iTunes, but there's tons of crap I never listen to just taking up space. Is there a way I can easily delete all songs not in a playlist? All the music I have put into ...
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When playlists are created, is a second copy of the song made?

I'm curious about how playlists work, whether they be on a PMP, like the Zune, or on a PC, such as Windows Media Player or the Zune Software... When a playlist is created, is a copy of the song made? ...
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How do I move a Playlist from my iPod Nano to my computer using iTunes?

I made a playlist and put it on my iPod Nano. However, when I was cleaning up the playlists on my computer (removing ones that I didn't play often, if ever), I accidentally deleted one of them that I ...
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How do I make an iTunes smart playlist by track rating, not album rating?

I have a smart playlist in iTunes which is all the tracks I've rated 5 stars. I recently rated an album 5 stars, now it shows up in the playlist. Apparently unrated tracks inherit the album's ...
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Convert audio-track-id from an m3u playlist to ffmpeg stream id

I have an m3u playlist with the following format: ... #EXTINF:0,10115 - Only Rai #EXTVLCOPT:ts-es-id-pid #EXTVLCOPT:no-video #EXTVLCOPT:audio-track-id=1008 ...
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How do I play a particular playlist with mpc?

I am using mpd with mpc for all my music needs. Now, what I want to ask is how to load/play songs from a particular playlist in mpc/mpd so that it only plays those song. For example, I created a ...
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How do I create an automatic playlist of albums not recently played?

I'd like to create a smart playlist that includes randomly chosen albums from my music library. Once I listen to the album on my iPod touch, I'd like it to remove that album and substitute a new ...
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Is it possible to store playlists in music file metadata?

I have been trying to think of a way to store my playlists completely independently from any one music player, and I think that one way to do this would be to use each song's tags to store the list of ...
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iPhone iOS4 'phone made' Playlists disappear when connecting to iTunes

With iOS4 it is possible to make new, named custom playlists directly on the phone. This works fine for me, expect when I connect the iPhone to any machine (mac or pc) that has iTunes running (even ...
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Does iTunes provide a way that I can structure a Smart Playlist to include all songs from three non-Smart playlists along with X GB of random music?

I have three playlists: P1, P2, and P3, along with the Music library. I always want all songs in P1, P2, and P3 to be in the smart playlist. However, every time I clear the Smart Playlist, I want all ...
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Winamp: Generating 'dynamic playlists' from file playlists -OR- mass-tagging by file playlist

I sort my songs into a variety of playlists corresponding to different 'moods' I might have as I listen to them, and some songs fit for more than one kind of mood (e.g. a jazz song might be 'stylish' ...
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Winamp no longer loads winamp.m3u when it's opened, it starts with an empty playlist

It started happening a few updates ago and I can't figure out if it's some setting that changed or if there's some reason it can't access the file. Has anyone else had this problem and been able to ...
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playlist order not transfering to iphone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preserving smart playlist order on iPhone I have smart playlist that I have manually ordered in iTunes (V9.0) and then transferred the playlist to my iPhone (3G running ...
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VLC - Sort by multiple columns, e.g. Artist, then Year, then Album

A two part question, related to playing music in VLC: Can you sort by multiple columns? For example, Artist > Year > Album > Track Number. Is there a way to get VLC to show the year in the playlist? ...
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Automatically copy foobar2000 playlist content to specified folder at specified times?

so Foobar is an integral part of managing my entire music collection. I have it setup to automatically boot and run as a UPNP renderer/server etc. I have BTSYNC setup to mirror my collection with my ...
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How to make playlists for DLNA players?

One thing I noticed when I setup my DLNA server (minidlna on Debian) is that the protocol supports creating playlists. I would like to take advantage of it. My questions: What format does the ...
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Is there a mp3 playlist format which is based on IDv3 tag rather than filenames? [closed]

I have been wondering for some time if there is any (interchangeable) playlist format out there which doesn't rely on filenames and paths but rather on ID3 tags? For example, I want to build a ...
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Playlist Generator for Winamp

I'm running Winamp 5.63 on Windows 7 x64. The built-in playlist generator crashes every time it scans the media library. From what I've read, if a library grows beyond 6,000 tracks, this is the ...