Creating complex smart playlists in iTunes
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:11 PM
Still I love articles about the use of smart playlist. Keep them coming.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:35 PM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:10 PM
I would understand that if the condition were ARTIST IS but it is ARTIST IS NOT. So this statement is true for every Artist even for U2 and the Stones (because there are not the other). Still I love these complex conditions even though there are not always so easy to set up.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:42 PM
With the "Any of the following is true", it acts like an OR statement. 'Artist is not U2' would mean that The Rolling Stones gets added to the playlist (since only this condition needs to be met in an OR statement and not both since it's not an AND statement). 'Artist is not The Rolling Stones' would mean that U2 gets added to the playlist (also because only this statement alone needs to be met in an OR statement). In the end both artists would get added. In my tests, it does nullify one another. Try that last section in its own separate smart playlist and you will see both artists appear in the playlist.
The condition should be "All of the following is true" to correctly say that 'Artist is not U2' AND 'Artist is not The Rolling Stones'. That way, both must be satisfied at the same time so that U2 AND The Rolling Stones won't be added.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:08 PM
Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:51 AM
Hold down the option key and (+) becomes (...) with more options.
(why Apple decided to hide that third button that we used to have completely beats me)