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My smart playlist

I’ve thought a lot about the optimal smart playlist in iTunes. Only listening to songs that are rated four or five isn’t an option for me. Sometimes a song “grows” after a few listenings. Also, only listening to the best songs will eventually wear them out. You wouldn’t want that to happen, would you?

So, today, I created a playlist with the following rules:

  • Match all of the following conditions:
  • Last Played is not in the last 3 days
  • My rating is greater than [two stars]
  • Limit to 6 hours selected by my rating

Then select shuffle mode and repeat all, and you’ll have a dynamic list where songs that you have rated three stars will be pushed off the list for three days. This feature has really transformed my music listening. Previously I mostly listened “by album” or “by artist”.

The above was posted to my personal weblog on August 9, 2002. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.

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