Is there a complete (or mostly complete) list of what conditions do this?From what I've experienced, these break live updating on i Pod smart playlists: *Podcast is stars My speculation is that the Playlist and Album Rating rules break live updating because the i Pod doesn't do the complex calculations that those require.
Because of this issue, I avoid the Podcast and Playlist rules entirely now, and while I use the Album Rating rule I do so knowing that the playlist it creates won't live update on the i Pod and will only get updated when I sync back to i Tunes. Album rating may be calculated by itunes and not the ipod (since itunes has the whole album and maybe your ipod doesn't?
) But I see no reason why podcast would mess anything up. My grand syncing scheme was to set up smart playlists like this on several REALLY large playlists: Playlist is X Limit to 100 songs The thing is, X has like 8 GB of music in it, as does Y, Z, A, and B.
Alright, this is the most maddening limitation to me. That's why I can't just throw them all on the device as is. I've thought of selecting the playlists, then doing ctrl-A, Get Info, and adding a comment to all the songs, but that's kind of a pain.
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