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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix Apps
This is just the absolute basics, but this AppleScript will repeatedly hit the Next Track button for you, and then add the current track to a pre-made playlist. You'll have to have the genius mix already playing, and a playlist named Genius_Mix already created before running the script. I'll probably get around to making it nicer, but if you're itching for a playlist now, it should do the job.
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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: krusty76 on Oct 08, '09 08:01:28AM

Or, you could also "Select All" and drag the tracks to a new playlist.



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: googoo on Oct 08, '09 10:04:01AM

I do not think you can just drag the songs into a playlist. I cannot get a list of songs in the Genius Mix. All I can see is a composite cover art icon. Unless there some way to list the tracks in the mix, you have to resort to something like the script in the hint.

-Mark



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: Dr. T on Oct 08, '09 09:58:05AM

Or you can click the "Save Playlist" button at the upper right of the Genius playlist window. The playlist name is the name of the song it was created from.

Or you can type command-A and then type command-shift-N (select all and new playlist from selection) to make an untitled playlist. (This avoids switching to the mouse as per the previous hint.)

I love AppleScript, but it's overkill for this purpose.



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: googoo on Oct 08, '09 10:38:37AM

The hint is about a genius mix, not a genius playlist. The "save playlist" button does not appear on genius mixes.

-Mark



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: Fofer on Oct 11, '09 11:25:34AM

Great tip. Thanks for sharing. Genius Mixes are indeed different and don't have (built in) ways for their playlists to be perused and saved. This Applescript solves the problem. Thanks again!



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: rmanke on Oct 11, '09 08:54:45PM

Actually, there is no problem to solve... You can save Genius lists into a playlist normally without any AppleScript.



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: rmanke on Oct 11, '09 08:59:24PM

As others have mentioned, this tip is solving a problem that doesn't need to be solved...

If you need an AppleScript for this function, it would be better to have it do a "select all" and then select the menu item to create a new playlist from the selection.

Playing each song and then adding it to a list seems very convoluted and time consuming...



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Genius Mixes are different from Genius playlists
Authored by: scooby509 on Oct 13, '09 04:41:12AM

In iTunes 9, there is a new entry under Genius called "Genius Mixes" that doesn't offer an actual playlist, but simply a button with a composite of the cover art that you can click. The mixes are named, e.g. Rock Mix, Hip Hop mix, Electronic Mix, etc.

There's nothing to select, and they aren't available in older iPods. You also can't burn them to CDs. That's why I wrote the script.



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Create a regular playlist from an iTunes Genius Mix
Authored by: Nomadder on Oct 13, '09 02:42:17PM

Great Job! I just tested it and it works like a charm. : )



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Another easier solution
Authored by: qoo77 on Oct 22, '09 04:17:12AM

There's an easier script which does this called 'Dumb Down Genius Mix Playlist' on Doug Adams' iTunes AppleScript site.



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