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Monday, August 14, 2006

iTune Smart playlist and podcasts

I have had a smart playlist for AGES in iTunes. It picks out my new podcasts that I havn't finished listening to yet.

The only flaw that existed was that not all Podcasts can have a play count.

"What" I hear you cry "How can than be ?"

Indeed, despite having the catagory podcast and being downloaded from iTunes, you can't play all the files. The RSS format allows for any file to be inserted, pictures etc. So when an entire podcast actually constitutes a pdf file, even when you open it, it doesn't get a play count.

Perfectly acceptable that playcount metadata doesn't map to a document. Completely buggers up my smart playlist though.

UNTIL Today. It struck me that I could on the odd files the come in and play havoc with my smart playlist I check the advert, notices, brochure etc and then assign it a rating of 1.

Simply have the smart playlist only pick up files that don't have a rating et voila.


Obi-Wandreas, The Funky Viking said...

Ratings are useful that way. My wife & I use the rating feature on our iPod to mark songs as requiring a volume fix (adjust up or down), to be added to a smart playlist. What I find really interesting is that even on our 3g iPod, the smart playlist will update live.

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