I set up a smart playlist to give me a mix of 4 & 5-star songs from a particular genre, for example, but no more than 8 hours worth. Gives me a nice mix for the day. I live off of playlists.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Really? I haven't ever set up a setlist. My reasoning is, if it's on my iPod/iTunes, then it's worth hearing. If a song comes on that I don't like...then I hit the delete or I de-select it.<br><br>Some days I might want to hear Helmet's song "Unsung", then other days, I may not want to. In that case, I hit the fast forward button.<br><br>That said, I think the shuffle option is flawed in one aspect..I know that some songs don't get played hardly at all, while others (and it seems Metallica is the main ones) get played a LOT. <br><br>
I'll have a smart playlist that selects all songs under 4 minutes in the Pop or Rock category. That way I'll have a mix that moves along.<br><br>Or, I'll say give me all top-rated Tarantino soundtrack tunes.<br><br>Or I'll have a smart playlist of songs I've never listened to... or never rated.<br><br>My favorite is a "just added" playlist that displays all songs added in the last week so I have quick access to stuff I just put in. This lets me rate the new stuff so I can erase any 1-star duds the next time I sync.<br><br>I also use the Grouping category. It's separate from Genre in that all live tracks get my Live grouping label even though they span various genres. I have a smart playlist to give me a "best of" mix for all my live tracks. Or you could give tracks an "acoustic" grouping label that would span rock, pop, classical, etc..<br><br>I'm waaaayyy into this stuff. <br><br><br><br><br><br>
If that thing is 99 bucks and 1GB I'm buying one. Just download into it the playlist you want to hear.<br>Shuffle and hit FF when a clunker pops up. Perfect. Losing the screen to make it small is fine.<br><br>
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