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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts Apps
When iTunes first added podcast support, there was no way to make a Smart Playlist of podcasts. This was solved soon afterwards with an update. I am now hooked on podcasts, and listen to them weekdays at work. I created a smart playlist based on "Date Added in the past 1 day," so I could sort through the most recent podcasts. I also had playlists for the past two days, past three days, etc.

On Monday mornings, I'd find myself with a ton of podcasts from over the weekend, and often would not be able to get thru them all. It was then cumbersome trying to sort thru everything from the past four days, when I may really just be wanting the ones I missed from four days ago. I really needed something that said "show me podcasts from just three days ago." I finally realized there is a way to do this. Create a Smart Playlist with the following conditions:
  • Match All of the following:
  • Podcast -- is true
  • Date Added -- is in the last -- [X] -- days
  • Date Added -- is not in the last -- [X-1] -- days
If you set X to 3 (so "in the last 3 days" and "not in the last 2 days"), you will get all podcasts added two days ago. Now, on Monday, I can check just the podcasts added Friday, get caught up, then look at just the ones from Saturday, then Sunday.
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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts
Authored by: Bakari on Nov 09, '05 07:54:09AM

Nice playlist. Thanks



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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts
Authored by: cvk_b on Nov 09, '05 03:42:48PM

When people talk about iPod vs 'Other' music players I always have to bring up dynamic (smart) playlists. Together with live updating, smart playlists are simply the most important feature of the iPod for me. Through Star levels, nested smart and static playlists, I am able to manage a huge library of songs/photos (smart lists in iPhoto :wink:) with only a few drags/clicks a day. I'm hooked. Thanks for suggesting a way to use them I hadn't thought of yet ;)

Also, if anybody out there has a website/page dedicated to smart playlisting with iTunes post your link please.



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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts
Authored by: mike-c on Nov 09, '05 07:13:10PM
I agree that smart playlists are a killer feature.

Also, if anybody out there has a website/page dedicated to smart playlisting with iTunes post your link please.

http://www.smartplaylists.com

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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts
Authored by: salvo on Nov 10, '05 11:38:46AM

I just use an "Unplayed Podcasts" Playlist.
Once I've listened to a Podcast, It's unlikely I want to listen to it again, unless I want to listen to a specific part of it, Then I'll just select it out of the Library.



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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts
Authored by: allenhuffman on Nov 10, '05 03:56:49PM

I tried that, but it seems to show alot of shows I've listened to; perhaps only if they play all the way thru will they go to played status?

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Create an 'X days ago' iTunes playlist for podcasts
Authored by: proinsias on Jan 19, '06 07:47:18AM

Yep, that's correct. Lots of podcasts I listen to have up to 2 minutes of theme music, etc., that I just don't want to listen to, so I move to the very end of the track (say -0.05) and let it play that 5 seconds. Then the play count for the track will be increased by 1, and it won't show up as unplayed.



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