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Use iTunes DJ with your own selections in iTunes
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 20, '09 11:39:10PM

Huh.

Generally, when in manual mode, and I want to play an album, I just start to type its name in the search field while my main Library or Music playlist is selected. I stop when the only items being displayed are part of that album. Then I hit play. Depending on whether or not my repeat mode is on, it either stops when the album is done, or I stop it when the album repeats.

I guess the utility of this hint lies in stacking multiple albums, or allowing you to be able to continue to mess around in iTunes without opening a second browser window.

The more recent way I have been doing this, however, is using Sizzling Keys (free) Find feature; I can type in any album name in the global find popup window, and select 'add to iTunes DJ and/or Play. This also allows me to stack songs and albums, without ever actually going into iTunes. Very cool.

The original poster might want to check this feature out; sounds a bit easier than all the dragging and dropping into host playlists that later need be cleared.



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Use iTunes DJ with your own selections in iTunes
Authored by: glgray on Jul 21, '09 08:36:25AM

That's the whole point, the playlist doesn't need to be cleared -- it is cleared by iTunes DJ. You can set it to keep n played songs, but you can also set it to immediately clear played songs. It's a very cool hint.



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Use iTunes DJ with your own selections in iTunes
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 21, '09 11:56:49PM

OK, I guess I see the point of you don't use DJ for anything else. Since I like DJ targeting other lists (more useful to me daily), I prefer not to have to go into DJ prefs to back and forth my targets. My method adds what I want temporarily, and clears itself, returning to original DJ prefs.

That said, and as I said earlier, the utility of this hint is clear if your listening habits are those described by the OP.



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