Sunday, October 17, 2010

New feature in v4.6: Intersect new search results with existing list

You now will have 4 options to build a smart playlist:

  1. Replace the previous results with the new results
  2. Add the new results to the existing list
  3. Subtract the new results from the existing list
  4. Intersect the new results with the existing list (to get only the songs common to both result sets)

New feature in v4.6: More options for searching by "Last played" and "Released"

  • You can now search in days, weeks, months or years
  • You can now set a range from ... to (with "=")

In this example you will get all songs which were last played between 6 and 12 months ago.

The from-to range works for all numerical rules: Play Count, Last Played, Released, Duration and Track#. The operator has to be set to "=".

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New feature in v4.6: Search/sort by Released

The Release Date of a song / album can be displayed in iTunes, but it cannot be edited. You can look up the release date in SmartPlaylist with the detail view from the Now Playing / Selected screen:

Note: Not all mp3s have a release date, and not all release dates are properly synced to the iPhone or  iPod Touch. Songs without release date are ignored when you search by "Released".

You cannot search directly by release date, but rather by how long ago a song / album was released (similar to last played). So, when you have a rule like "Released < 1 year ago" you will always get the latest songs in your smart playlist. Easy.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New feature in v4.5: Load list only for display

Before you run a query (⏎) you can now choose whether you want to load the results for playback or only for display (in this case the current playback queue will continue playing). This also applies to showing the last list (➤).