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Jedi Master
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So now that the Holiday season is over ,,,,how can I QUICKLY uncheck all those christmas songs from playing in my music library,,, I could painstakingly uncheck one by one ,,,,YUK
 
Posts: 1057 | Location: dearbon,MI , USA | Registered: June 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Unchecking does not affect playing, only synchronizing to devices like an iPod.

Think of Playlists.

Check Doug's Applescripts for iTunes http://dougscripts.com/itunes/ for track management tricks.

Note that the script "Disable Dated Track" will fail if there is not at least one dumb playlist and one smart playlist. ("Disable" means "uncheck".)

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Jedi Master
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so I have to ditch the christmas music to a CD or backup device
Hate Jammin only to have Bing rapping to White Christmas!
 
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Make a playlist without the Christmas music and listen to that.


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Poobah
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You can Select All in a Playlist or select individual songs or adjoining tracks in your library, do a Get Info for all of them, and use the Option tab any choose Skip When Shuffling. You can do contiguous or non-contiguous songs in your Music Library list depending upon how you highlight them. You can do the contents of whole Playlists. You could do a search on the word "christmas," which would get you all those songs, select them all and choose the option to Skip.
 
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Unchecking absolutely affects playing! If a song is not checked, iTunes will skip over it and go to the next one that is checked.

However, the solution is playlists. That's what they're for.

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Originally posted by James R. Cutler:
Unchecking does not affect playing, only synchronizing to devices like an iPod.

Think of Playlists.

Check Doug's Applescripts for iTunes http://dougscripts.com/itunes/ for track management tricks.

Note that the script "Disable Dated Track" will fail if there is not at least one dumb playlist and one smart playlist. ("Disable" means "uncheck".)


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Jedi Master
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Thanka to all!

The options solution is what I needed,,,I truly am not a Playlist kinda guy although I do have have some for that "special moment"
 
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Poobah
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You don't need to be a Playlist person, just make a "smart playlist" that excludes the genre "Holiday" and everything in your library will be there except the holiday music. Just be sure all your holiday music is tagged as holiday music.
 
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Oops, for playing in sequence that is so. The track still plays fine when directly selected in iTunes.

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Originally posted by Terry White:
Unchecking absolutely affects playing! If a song is not checked, iTunes will skip over it and go to the next one that is checked.
 
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Jedi Master
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Great Idea!
 
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Jedi Master
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So the next question,,,, when I tried to create a smart playlist from ONE TYPE podcast (with many dates and episodes) ,,,it create a list from several of the podcasts from my other podcasts
 
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Jedi Master
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I was able to create a playlist folder and drag the specific items in but when I try to create a smart playlist by checking podcast, the next box comes up .....is true ,,,,which doesn't allow me to create further specifics for the list
 
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When you create a smart playlist, you can use more than one criteria by clicking the plus sign.


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Jedi Master
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great I'll try it

Terry did I say you ROCK
 
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Jedi Master
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It worked nicely,,,I wanted to keep choosing podcast in the first box
 
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