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Through iTunes, what you are asking is not possible. However, I thought that it should be possible, and fairly easy to do through a plugin or interface to itunes, So I did what I promised! It's not a true iTunes plugin, as I couldn't find any real sdk or information on writing them, but its a small WPF that interfaces with iTunes through COM. I'm ...


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Its really simple with iTunes 9. iTunes 9 has a Playlist Folder in itself. All you have to do is drag a particular folder in a particular location onto the playlist pane. It will create an entire playlist based on files only in that particular folder. CHEERS!


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Since m3u is basically just a list of files you can use dir command like this: dir /b > songlist.m3u This will make a list of files in a folder. If you also want to add files in all sub folders, add switch /s, however this will add full path in front of files so if the songs are on a portable player you might want to edit out the path to original ...


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No need to search for any other application. The awesome Media Player Classic has a built-in feature that remembers last viewing position of all supported media files. To enable this, go to View -> Options. In history section, check both 'remember dvd position' and 'remember file position' options, and save changes. Do note, MPC remembers position of only ...


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G Mixes is meant to offer you a never ending channel that plays songs that go well together, like a personal radio station. This means that if most of the music in the library is of just a few genres then the number of mixes will be limited. To help Genius see what music you have, make sure all the track information is as accurate as possible (Artist, ...


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Try foobar2000 it scans my entire 10000 song library in under 5 minutes. And it runs faster and leaner than perhaps any audio player. Do it the same way as in any other player --> Drag the entire folder into the main playlist and save it as one


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You could also use Winamp. Just open the folder in the winamps' playlist and then save the result as an m3u file


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To make sure your smart playlists gets copied to your iPhone in the exact sort order you have done in iTunes, just right-click on the smart playlist, and choose "Copy To Play Order". Re-sync with your iPhone, the playlist should now be copied and the songs will be in the exact order you wanted. Make sure to turn Shuffle off.


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You can normalize the volume of sound files with SoX quite easily. It is dubbed the Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs and has a lot of options. There is also normalize and it is used like this: normalize -b file1.wav file2.wav file3.wav I haven't used normalize myself however. However SoX and normalize work by modifying the audio data. If ...


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One way would be to remotely control your computer using LogMeIn or something similar. Simply sign up for a free account, verify your email address, install the software on the target computer, then remotely control it from their website. In your case, you'd install the LogMeIn software on your home computer; then you can control it remotely from work. ...


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You could use notepad (or other basic text editor: notepad++, scintilla, emacs, vim, etc.) to edit the m3u file. m3u files are simply text files that direct the media programs to the files to play, and in what order. It won't give you the drag and drop functionality of most media programs that can edit playlists (Winamp, VLC, etc.), but it will let you ...


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According to the Satisfaction site of Songbird, playlists are stored in an internal database. Thus they are only accessible via Songbird...


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vlc can visualize the directory structure in the playlist window if the corresponding setting "Display playlist tree" is enabled. To do that, go to "Tools->Preferences" and enable the advanced settings. Then go to the playlist settings and check the "Display playlist tree" entry as shown below. Restart vlc and you should see something like: ...


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In Windows 7 by default this option is available in the right click menu only for optimized folder for music: You have to change the Folder Option - set it to Music (right click on the folder and select Properties and then Customize tab) Now, when you right click on that folder you will see the option to add it to Windows Media Player.


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On windows, it might be possible through the iTunes COM interface. I never tried it, but here is an example


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You must turn off the Shuffle option in Winamp to play tracks in order.


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Amarok can do this for you, with the 'replay_gain' plugin. Look here for more info: http://jopsen.dk/blog/2007/08/volume-normalization-with-amarok/ On top of that, it's an all-round awesome music player ;)


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I have 12 with 101.24GB of music. I think 12 is the max. Sometimes after updating, the names change. Here's my current configuration:


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This was apparently a bug in version 1.0.2 which has now been fixed in version 1.0.3. So you can either upgrade to 1.0.3 or revert to 1.0.1 or, if you really need to use 1.0.2, you could use this workaround: go to Media -> Save Playlist to File... and save as a .m3u file use your favorite text editor to reorder it to your heart's content clear VLC's ...


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I don't know what you did or what happened to cause them to duplicate, but if you have duplicates in the finder it would stand to reason that they would duplicate in the playlists. Click on the Music category (top left of iTunes) then choose the File Menu and select Show Duplicates. From there you can select all and delete (Command Delete) all of the ...


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Two free products to look at: SharePod : Does many things, among them Copy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PC YamiPod (Yet Another iPod Manager) also has many functions, among them: playlist support (On-The-Go included) playlists import (PLS,M3U) playlists export (PLS,M3U)


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In each Smart Playlist, you can change "Match ALL of the following rules" to "Match ANY"" to tell iTunes to do a OR instead of AND between elements you specify: Match ANY of the following: Genre > contains > Hip-Hop OR Genre > contains > Rap Unfortunately you can't mix OR and ANDs in the same playlist, it's all or nothing. For example you ...


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You could add each playlist manually to a smart playlist like this: Then delete the tracks on the smart playlist.


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Google led me to MusicBridge: MusicBridge allows people who use both iTunes and WMP on the same machine to keep their libraries in sync. MusicBridge offers a variety of synchronization options so that you can manage your music collection in either media player or both. Disclaimer: I have not used it yet, but planning to (as I have the exact ...


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First create a smart playlist by choosing the playlist tab, then right clicking on "Smart Playlists", then give it a name, choose "Match Any of the following Conditions" and then enter "Rating" "is" "not rated". This will automatically be the entire collection + your search. If you want to limit this, to a smaller number, then create a new dynamic playlist ...


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Mac? there are some scripts/apps for this. Dupin (not free) does a great job at rooting out duplicates. It has 10 or so different things you can select to tell whether to keep a song or delete it. TidySongs (also not free) is a super awesome Adobe AIR app that not only finds and deletes duplicates automatically for you, but it can correct your song names ...


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I just spent about an hour messing with iTunes. this is how it appears to work. It pulls information from you library in two ways. I looks at all of the music you have, as well as what is checked. What I did to "tell" it what to create as a genius mix is this. I first unchecked all music. the updated genius. the I checked groups of genre's that I ...


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Mp3Tag is focused on handling tags in bulk. Generation of a m3u playlist is one its basic features. It lets you do a lot of organization beyond that. It is quite fast Supports many formats: ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags Is available for all flavors of Windows.


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The simplest method, if you don't want to use any software, would be to gather your "playlist" into a folder with your MP3s. You should be able to create a new playlist in iTunes, select all your songs, then drag-and-drop them into the playlist. They'll automatically be added to the iTunes library as well as the playlist.



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