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How To Make a Smart Playlist in iTunes

Smart Playlists are a great way to create a playlist in iTunes that has specific guidelines. For instance, you might want to make a workout playlist where each of the songs contains the word "power" in the title. This is something you can easily do with Smart Playlists.



1. To create a Smart Playlist, click "File" > "New Smart Playlist". Or just press Ctrl+Alt+N.

2. This brings up a dialog box asking you what you want the guidelines of your new Smart Playlist to be. Enter a keyword into the box, and from there, you can choose from artist, the date the music was added, whether or not it has artwork, and many other options.

3. Click "Ok," and Smart Playlist will create a playlist for you that will be stored on the left column with the rest of your playlists.



There, that was pretty simple and easy.





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If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop.


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Source:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

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