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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes Apps
Although I like internet radio, and have a number of subscribed stations in my Library, I would often like to listen to my local music files without getting into a neverending internet stream. Rather than unchecking all radio stations manually, it is possible to use a Smart Playlist to do the work for you. There are two ways to this, at least. Create a new smart playlist with either of these criteria:
  1. Limit by Kind -- does not contain -- stream
  2. Limit by Kind -- ends with (or contains) -- file
Either of those will result in a Smart Playlist containing only your music, and no internet radio stations.
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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: DougAdams on Oct 27, '05 06:52:17AM
FYI/FWIW: The AppleScript Downstream by Jack Gill removes radio station streams from the main library to a selected playlist, allowing you to keep them completely separate from your audio tracks. Good for organization, and eliminates the chance of hitting a stream on a library shuffle.

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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: DougAdams on Oct 27, '05 06:56:41AM
Sorry. Link above should be Downstream.

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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: speedyop on Oct 27, '05 07:05:08AM

got some audio book on my ipod, is there a hint to avoid them when playing "shuffle song" ?



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: jweill on Oct 27, '05 07:09:16AM

You could make a smart playlist that includes the rule "Genre is not Audiobook." (Replace "Audiobook" with the genre used by your audiobooks)



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: Slinkwyde on Oct 27, '05 10:11:07AM

For the main library, choose "Show Search Bar" from the Edit menu, and the rest should be obvious. This is also good for keeping podcasts out from the main library, etc.



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: mattinsyd on Oct 27, '05 05:01:56PM

Why not select the audio book and then choose Get Info. In the Options tab there is a check box labeled "Skip when shuffling".

Unfortunately you can't do this for audio streams.



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: zacht on Oct 27, '05 08:27:28AM

I used to filter streams out by length. Their length is zero if I remember correctly; also they have size "Stream" which might be zero.

Well, I just looked at my smartlists and they use "Kind". But those other possibilities should also work.



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: defpo on Oct 27, '05 08:49:57AM

Why not create a playlist called, say "net radio" and just drag whatever radio/net stations in there. This way they won't show up in the main Lib (and never play by accident). Just another way to do it I suppose...



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: webbix on Oct 27, '05 10:19:15AM

I have tried 'Downstream' script but never got it to work (will re-download and try again). However, I neither have been able to create a playlist and have a file there that is not in the main Library. I also (unless there is some keyboard combination I have not bothered to locate) delete files from the library when viewing a playlist. I can only delete from the playlist.

For my smart playlist I also add 'does not contain URL' and it seems to catch everything except songfiles.



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Use a Smart Playlist to avoid streamed music in iTunes
Authored by: jef_pearlman on Oct 27, '05 02:58:30PM

I don't have an answer to most of that (I too would like to be able to exclude things from the Library but keep them in playlists.)

However, from a playlist you can Opetion-Delete to delete a file from the library as well. Enjoy.

-Jef



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