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Approximating iTunes DJ in iTunes 11
Authored by: izaakm on Dec 14, '12 10:28:33PM

I used to use iTunes DJ a lot, but there is one function/behavior that I haven't figured out how to replicate in iTunes 11. The basic scenario is this: I use several smart playlist based on ratings and they are enabled with "live updating." I have global keyboard shortcuts set up so that I can increment the rating of a track up or down.

Now, the problem: Let's say that my smart playlist requires that the rating be greater than 3 stars. If I increment the track to below 3 stars while it is playing, iTunes will automatically remove the track from the current playlist (because of live updating), and stop iTunes from playing. I used to use iTunes DJ, because the track would continue to play normally, and 'DJ would load in new tracks, but the track would also be removed from the playlist.

Is anyone aware of way that I can replicate this old behavior?

Thanks in advance.



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Approximating iTunes DJ in iTunes 11
Authored by: lokithefirst on Dec 17, '12 05:25:52AM

The only way I've been able to get around this issue is by selecting a large swath of tracks from the playlist to add to Up Next so it treats them like individual tracks and not as an entire playlist. It's not perfect by any means, but it's better than nothing.



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Approximating iTunes DJ in iTunes 11
Authored by: izaakm on Dec 17, '12 06:54:12AM

Hmmm, I hadn't thought about that. It only seems to work if I drag the tracks to the iTunes LCD. When I selected all of the tracks in the playlist and then pressed play, iTunes apparently thought I was trying to play the playlist. I wonder if there is a way to get AppleScript to handle this... e.g., tell iTunes to play every track of some playlist, as opposed to tell iTunes to play playlist.



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