I have a smart playlist configured to play my favorite podcasts during my commute.It's a list of audio-only, unheard podcasts: In i Tunes, I've ordered the playlist by Release Date -- i.e.
This is also a good way to find songs that you knew you liked but for whatever reason havent gotten around to rating yet.
As each song plays, you can easily and quickly rate it.
This is true even if your original was encoded at a lower quality setting. Doug Adams has launched a great new Macintosh application on the Mac App Store called "Smarts." The app stores the only the criteria which define the Smart Playlists, the smarts of a Smart Playlist, as templates that can be restored later.
Further the "Smarts" can be exported for backup or shared with others.
i Tunes will determine which songs in your library are available in the i Tunes Store.
Then, any matching songs are automatically added to i Cloud.
So what I did was to create a first smart playlist that included all podcasts. Anyway that second playlist will keep its ordering from i Tunes.
Next I created a second playlist where the first rule is that it contains everything from the first playlist (Playlist is). This isn't quite as much of a pain as flipping the Live Update box on and off, at least for me. This was mentioned in a post on an Apple discussion (discussions.apple.com/message.jspa? My new playlist has one rule -- "playlist is i Tunes 9.0.3 just came out with this promising bit in the release notes: "Addresses problems with syncing some Smart Playlists and Podcasts with i Pod." Alas, the problem still remains. To make sure your smart playlists gets copied to your i Phone in the exact sort order you have done in i Tunes, just right-click on the smart playlist, and choose "Copy To Play Order".
How to create a Smart Playlist Apple has turned it up to 11 with their latest release of i Tunes.
The app is completely redesigned with a new store and enhanced i Cloud functionality.
This is a resource for creating, sharing, and chatting about i Tunes Smart Playlists.