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As a cash-strapped college student, I find myself unable to afford an iPod and have instead purchased one of the Rio players. It's an okay piece of equipment, but one thing I really find annoying is the 32MB space limit. I like variety in my listening, and it became tedious to manually switch out the songs on my Rio every day.

To this end, I wrote a small AppleScript that automatically picks a random selection of music tracks to be put on the Rio. I put the script in my Library/Scripts folder, and all I have to do is run iTunes, run the script, and copy the "To digital music device" library to my Rio. It saves some time and gives me the illusion of having the iPod's gloriously massive 4GB memory space :)

You can get the script here. Be sure to read the Readme.rtf file; it tells you how to configure the script to work with your iTunes setup.

[Editor's note: I haven't tested this one yet, but I will, as I own an older 64mb MP3 player, and the creation of playlists for it is definitely a pain!]
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I'm afraid better AppleScript exists ...
Authored by: Anonymous on May 30, '02 09:03:57AM
With all due respect, Alan Somers has, for a very long period of time, already had an AppleScript out on Malcolm Adams' iTunes Applescripts website that randomly copies tracks into playlists of certain sizes.. Your script does appear to have differences that may make it better, however.

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