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iTunes smart playlists with nested rules
Authored by: ericmstewart on Oct 15, '12 05:29:41PM

One thing to note with this feature (and the previous comment) is that there are some limitations when using smart playlists with iTunes Match.

iTunes match will not support nested playlists, and you should get a little notification in iTunes.  The smart playlist should not show up on other match devices.

There are seems to be some general complexity rules in place too.  For instance, I have a Smart Playlist that works correctly in iTunes on my Mac machines but forces the Music App to hang and quit when used on my iPhone or iPad.
  • Match Any
    • Artist = Beatles
    • Artist = Black Keys
    • Match All (two conditions using the nested ellipsis)
      • Artist = Grizzly Bear
      • Rating is greater than 5 Stars
    • Match All (two conditions using the nested ellipsis)
      • Artist = MGK
      • Rating is greater than 5 Stars
There is a pretty good apple forum that covers the basics of smart playlists and match, but I have not found any great resources on why more 'complex' smart playlists seem to be inconsistent between OSX and iOS.   "In iTunes Match, why are Smart Playlists Messed Up??"

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