iTunes Library

1. iTunes Tips
  1. 1.1 best itunes alternatives
  2. 1.2 copy itunes playlist
  3. 1.3 itunes playlist disappeared
  4. 1.4 sync playlist to iphone
  5. 1.5 share itunes playlist
  6. 1.6 itunes playlist
  7. 1.7 itunes tag
  8. 1.8 itunes radio to mp3
  9. 1.9 ios 9 and itunes
  10. 1.10 itunes to ipod
  11. 1.11 music recognition application
2. iTunes Library
  1. 2.1 analyze itunes library
  2. 2.2 itunes library disappeared
  3. 2.3 multiple itunes libraries
  4. 2.4 itunes library location
  5. 2.5 itunes library
  6. 2.6 sync with central itunes library
  7. 2.7 complete solution itunes library
  8. 2.8 reduce itunes library size
  9. 2.9 tag multiple songs in itunes
  10. 2.10 delete itunes library
  11. 2.11 clean up itunes music library
  12. 2.12 share itunes Music library
3. Backup & Recover
  1. 3.1 backup itunes music
  2. 3.2 backup itunes library
  3. 3.3 backup itunes to icloud
  4. 3.4 backup itunes playlist
  5. 3.5 delete itunes backup
  6. 3.6 backup itunes lbirary to external drive
  7. 3.7 backup ebooks windows
  8. 3.8 itunes backup alternative
  9. 3.9 backup ipod music
  10. 3.10 backup ipod to itunes
  11. 3.11 recover itunes library
  12. 3.12 recover lost music from itunes
4. Manage iTunes Library
  1. 4.1 sync itunes library
  2. 4.2 reset itunes library
  3. 4.3 refresh itunes library
  4. 4.4 rebuild itunes library
  5. 4.5 share itunes library
  6. 4.6 remove duplicate itunes library
  7. 4.7 edit itunes library
  8. 4.8 itunes library manager
  9. 4.9 clean up itunes
  10. 4.10 merge itunes libraries
  11. 4.11 remove duplicates from itunes
  12. 4.12 edit itunes music
  13. 4.13 rescan fix library
5. Restore iTunes
  1. 5.1 restore itunes library from iphone
  2. 5.2 restore itunes library
6. To iTunes
  1. 6.1 download itunes radio
  2. 6.2 download podcasts
  3. 6.3 free music songs
  4. 6.4 watch itunes video on tv
  5. 6.5 record online music to itunes
  6. 6.6 play bbc radio in itunes
7. iTunes Transfer
  1. 7.1 transfer itunes to computer
  2. 7.2 itunes radio on android
  3. 7.3 transfer grooveshark to itunes
  4. 7.4 record pandora to itunes
  5. 7.5 download youtube to itunes
  6. 7.6 convert vimeo to itunes
  7. 7.7 convert rhapsody to itunes
  8. 7.8 convert napster to itunes
  9. 7.9 transfer music from flash drive to itunes
  10. 7.10 transfer music from external hard drive to itunes

Playlist, as indicated by 'Play + List', is simply a list of songs which could be played one after another, sequentially or shuffled. You can consider a playlist as your own music compilation. iTunes also uses the same concept of playlists to organize music, but in a more advanced way.

Part 1. What is iTunes Playlist and Smart Playlist?

There are actually two different types of playlists in iTunes; namely the 'Playlist' and 'Smart Playlist'. You'll need to manually add songs or tracks to make up your own playlist. While for the latter, it'll automatically sorts out your songs into different playlists. Both varies in their own way and for more detail, carry on reading them in their separate headings below.

iTunes Playlist

It's easy to create a general playlist in iTunes. Simply hit on the + sign in the bottom-left corner of iTunes or hold onto 'Command + N' from File > New Playlist. Then give it any name you want. But the newly created playlist is still empty. You'll need to add songs to specific playlist after selecting them in the Library Music or the existing playlist.

create new playlist

To select multiple songs at once, click on the desired tracks while holding down the Command or CTRL key (Mac or Windows). Subsequently, drag-and-drop them into the playlist. A green plus sign and the number of selected tracks will appear.

iTunes Smart Playlist

Smart Playlist is a dynamic and search-based playlist. It perform searches continuously on your music library for updates. That also means you can't add songs to the Smart Playlist manually. iTunes gives you conditions to set as criteria for the Smart Playlists, including Artist, Album, Year, Song Name, (Date) Last Played, Date Added, Genre, Composer, My Rating, Play Count and much more.

itunes smart playlist

The steps to create an iTunes Smart Playlist is similar to the standard playlist. Choose New Smart Playlist from the File menu. The following window (as illustrated in the screenshot) will appear:

create smart playlist

Carry on to select or define your criteria. For example, you may want to have all your songs sorted out by Britney Spears. The Smart Playlist will then collect every new song by her and continuously add it to the playlist (if there's no item limit set and the Live Updating is checked).

Part 2. Differences Between Playlist and Smart Playlist

iTunes Playlist and Smart Playlist are both song lists, but the way they are generated is totally different. Other than this, they are totally the same. You can use the same method to back up, import or export an iTunes Playlists and Smart Playlists.

You can also convert a Smart Playlist to a standard Playlist by first exporting Smart Playlist and manually importing it onto iTunes again.

Part 3. How to Transfer Playlists from Device to iTunes

After knowing of iTunes playlist, Do you want to organize it and transfer playlists from iOS device or Android to iTunes? You can use iMusic. It can organize your entire music library and transfer music without device limitation. Below is the detailed steps how to transfer playlists from iPhone to iTunes.

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Step 1. Download and install TunesGO. After launch it, connect your iPhone to computer. Click "Device" on the top of the interface. Then select "Transfer Music to iTunes".

iTunes playlist-Transfer Music to iTunes

Step 2. Click "Start" button to go ahead with the process.

iTunes playlist-click start

Step 3. To only transfer playlist, just select the playlist options.

iTunes playlist-select playlist options

Step 4. Click "Copy to iTunes" that will start transfer playlist to iTunes.

iTunes playlist-Copy to iTunes

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