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Craig321 said:
I must say, Itunes is a bit rubbish if you can only drag one file in at a time from explorer to make a playlist.
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You can drag as many audio/video files as you want from Explorer in one go. Apparently the same isn't true of playlists, although to be quite honest I don't blame Apple for failing to forsee the average home user with three hundred playlists. What on Earth does the OP need three hundred playlists for anyway?
 
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Al Vallario said:
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You can drag as many audio/video files as you want from Explorer in one go. Apparently the same isn't true of playlists, although to be quite honest I don't blame Apple for failing to forsee the average home user with three hundred playlists. What on Earth does the OP need three hundred playlists for anyway?
I have one for each album :)!

I just find it easier to do that way. I have this program (AudioGrail) that allows me to generate playlists easily.
 
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jdickerson said:
wELL...

If it is just a playlist for each album screw it. Itunes will import all the tunes anyway and let you sort by album?
That never works properly though.

Anyway, I like it were I can just click the name of the album and all the songs come up.
 
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Martyn. said:
Anyway, I like it were I can just click the name of the album and all the songs come up.
There really is no need for 300+ playlists for that kind of use.

As long as you have the correct ID3 information (which is far more useful in the real world than throwing all the tracks from an album into a playlist), iTunes provides a whole range of ways to navigate based on album. You've got the three-pane browser (View > Show/Hide Browser) which allows you to scroll through a list of genres/artists/albums. You can tap a few letters into the live search field in the top right and it will find all the tracks with those letters in their ID3 tags in as-near-as-possible-to real time. You can use the new 'list' viewing mode, which groups tracks by the album they come from along with the appropriate album art (if present), or the similarly new album cover browser view, which allows you to scroll through your album covers in an oh-so-stylish manner. Then again you can always just go to your library, tap the 'Album' tab to order alphabetically by the album name and scroll down like that.

Creating a playlist for each album just doesn't make sense, and you'll come a cropper if you use iTunes in conjunction with an MP3 player which handles playlists - the iPod, for example. Playlists should only really be used as a last resort to group tracks ("At work", "on the train", "feel-good tunes", "tunes from the wedding" etc.) where they cannot be grouped with standard information.
 
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Al Vallario said:
There really is no need for 300+ playlists for that kind of use.

As long as you have the correct ID3 information (which is far more useful in the real world than throwing all the tracks from an album into a playlist), iTunes provides a whole range of ways to navigate based on album. You've got the three-pane browser (View > Show/Hide Browser) which allows you to scroll through a list of genres/artists/albums. You can tap a few letters into the live search field in the top right and it will find all the tracks with those letters in their ID3 tags in as-near-as-possible-to real time. You can use the new 'list' viewing mode, which groups tracks by the album they come from along with the appropriate album art (if present), or the similarly new album cover browser view, which allows you to scroll through your album covers in an oh-so-stylish manner. Then again you can always just go to your library, tap the 'Album' tab to order alphabetically by the album name and scroll down like that.

Creating a playlist for each album just doesn't make sense, and you'll come a cropper if you use iTunes in conjunction with an MP3 player which handles playlists - the iPod, for example. Playlists should only really be used as a last resort to group tracks ("At work", "on the train", "feel-good tunes", "tunes from the wedding" etc.) where they cannot be grouped with standard information.
Nah, I just want it the way I said. It works great for me, why should I change just because you say so?

So is there anyway to do what I asked :rolleyes:?
 
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