I have a folder of music that gets updated from time to time. It's outside of the iTunes ecosystem. By that I mean it's not being managed by iTunes, not do I add new music to the iTunes library.
I would like to have the new music in this folder automatically added to an iTunes playlist so I can sync it to my iPod.
I cant use the "Automatically Add to iTunes" folder as that seems to create a copy of the music in the iTunes folder. I just want it to be added to the library.
Ideally I will be able to use a smart playlist to sync the newest 25 tracks (without having to even add the files to the library). But I don't think smart playlists work on non library files.
Is it possible to sync music in a folder to my iPod in this way, either by automating adding it to the library, or having the smart playlist reference the folder directly?