Saturday, December 18, 2010

Problems with iOS 4.2.1

With iOS 4.2.1 comments are no longer visible!

So, you will not be able to search or sort by comments in SmartPlaylist, since all comments are now "missing" on the device.

I have reported this bug to Apple. (This now makes 10 open bugs I have reported to Apple. Instead of fixing them, they add more bugs ...)


Here's my balance:

Used to work with iOS 4.1, but no longer work with 4.2.1:

  • DiscNumber, DiscCount
  • Comments
  • BeatsPerMinute

Never worked:

  • UserGrouping

Doesn't work properly:

  • ReleaseDate (does not seem to work for dates before 2000)
  • Lyrics (works only if the lyrics were displayed in iPod music app before)
  • LastPlayedDate (wrong time zone when set on device, is shifted when syncing)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New feature in v4.8: Limit list to X minutes, hours or titles

The result list can now be cropped to just X minutes or hours, or just to X titles. But which titles should SmartPlaylist take? That's up to you: You can specify "selected by" =
"random",
"highest rating", "lowest rating",
"highest play count", "lowest play count"
"most recently played", "least recently played",
"most recently released", "least recently released",
"longest duration", "shortest duration",
"highest track #" or "lowest track #"

New feature in v4.8: Only X titles per artist or album

You can now tell SmartPlaylist to only take 2 or 3 or X titles per artist or per album from the result list. But which titles should it take? That's up to you: You can specify "selected by" =
"random",
"highest rating", "lowest rating",
"highest play count", "lowest play count"
"most recently played", "least recently played",
"most recently released", "least recently released",
"longest duration", "shortest duration",
"highest track #" or "lowest track #"