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Smart playlists to the rescue.
Authored by: JonLaliberte on Apr 13, '05 03:22:58PM

On this note, I have done something somewhat similar. I have a bunch of music that I don't want played normally. So I created a normal playlist called "Songs that suck", then a smart playlist called "Good Library" which only has songs that aren't in the songs that suck playlist. Further I created a Good Library 0 Plays which only has songs I haven't listened to yet. I have that list selected in the party shuffle and using Keyboard Maestro I setup a key combo which runs an Applescript which moves the currently playing track to the "Songs that suck" playlist, then plays the next track. It's working out rather well and in a few weeks I should only have songs I like in the "Good Library".



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Smart playlists to the rescue.
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Apr 13, '05 03:52:00PM

I have a script in my iTunes menu which will allow me to quickly add keywords to any song or selection of songs.
Then I just have a bunch of smart playlists for each of the keywords. You can add as many keywords to the list as you like, I usually have a lot more than shown here:

tell application "iTunes"
	set theAddedCommentList to {"Rock", "Pop", "Folk", "Metal", "Punk", "Kitsch", "Comedic", "Guitar", "Piano", "Instrumental", "Upbeat", "RESET"}
	set these_tracks to the selection of browser window 1
	if these_tracks is {} then
		set this_track to current track
		set these_tracks to these_tracks & {this_track}
	end if
	set theComment to (choose from list theAddedCommentList with prompt ("Select a keyword to add. Current filters: "))
	repeat with the_track in these_tracks
		if theComment is not false then
			set newcomment to (comment of the_track) & " " & theComment
		else
			set newcomment to (comment of the_track)
		end if
		if theComment is "RESET" then
			set newcomment to ""
		end if
		set (comment of the_track) to newcomment
	end repeat
end tell

The script is fairly unrefined as I'm not sure the rest command works.

You should also check out this posting over at codepoetry which has a nice idea for organising your music.

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Smart playlists to the rescue.
Authored by: GalainHH on Apr 14, '05 03:56:17AM

Excellent. I recently switched from normal to smart Playlists and had to edit each song by hand. This Script is a great improvement for this.

Thank you

GalainHH



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