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04 May 2007 @ 11:04 am
 
I'm a geek and love messing with my iPod's smart playlists. I have made the "Ultimate Personal Radio Station" one and thought I would share how I made it. :D

First off, I have all these Smart Playlists by default on my iPod, you can keep or get rid of any you don't care for. or edit them to your liking.
My Top Rated
Match All
My Rating is *****
Live Updating

Recently Added
Match All
Date Added is in the last 14 days
Live Updating

Recently Played
Match All
Last Played is in the last 2 months
Limit to 50 items selected by random
Live Updating

Top 100 Most Played
Match All
Limit to 100 items selected by most often played
Live Updating

Last.fm Top artists
Match Any
Artist is ___ (I have my top 50 artists via Last.fm listed*)
Limit to 500 items selected by random
Live Updating

Least Played Songs
Match All
Play Count is in the range 1 to 5
Live Updating

Unloved Random Tracks
Match All
Play Count is 0
Limit to 50 items selected by random
Live Updating

Skipped Tracks
Match All
Last Skipped is in the last 12 months
Live Updating

So Right Now
Match All
Last Played is in the last 1 week
Play Count is greater than 5
Live Updating

Old Favorites
Match All
Play Count is greater than 5
Last Played is not in the last 6 months
Live Updating

Then I pull all these together to make my big playlist:
Match Any
Playlist is My Top Rated
Playlist is Recently Added
Playlist is Recently Played
Playlist is Top 100 Most Played
Playlist is Last.fm Top artists
Playlist is Least Played Songs
Playlist is Unloved Random Tracks
Playlist is Old Favorites
Playlist is So Right Now
Playlist is not Audiobooks
Playlist is not Skipped Tracks
Limit to 5 hours selected by random
Live Updating

Let me know if you use it or something! I personally really love it and it updates whenever I update my iPod. It's great because it really is like a personal radio station tailored to me. It plays all my favorite artists & songs, songs I'm into right now, songs I used to be into, and songs that I haven't listened to yet! :)

*I just made this today, but I plan to check back to Last.fm, see if I have new artists and just add them to the list instead of taking out one that isn't there anymore.
 
 
 
Mariethe_year_2007 on May 15th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for showing me how to use Smart Playlists more efficiently! Greatly appreciated. And yep, definitely used it. :)
Mariethe_year_2007 on May 15th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
ps - do you know how I can remove/stop podcasts from being included in these playlists?
(Anonymous) on October 21st, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Flaw?
It's a good concept - I like the addition of last.fm artists! Careful though: by having NOT "skipped playlist" that means any song in the collection will be added, whether it fits the other criteria or not. I'm guessing this isn't what you wanted, or you could have just created a "greater than 0 bytes AND not skipped in 1 year" condition.