Music Organization

I spent all of yesterday cleaning and sorting out my iTunes library and getting my music backup routine in place… In the process i found that if you don’t do that often you tend to get duplicates that are not listed. I also started my new non destructive sorting methods using the comment field instead of clobbering album field. When all was done I ended up with 2036 songs that uses 3.98gb (64kbps AAC).

Here is my playlist config i setup: (I included the configs of the stock ones too)

  • PlayLists
    • Apple Stock (Playlist Folder)
      • My Top Rated (Stock Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Rating is greater than: * * * *
      • Recently Added (Stock Smart Playlist)
        • Match “All” of the following rules:
        • Date added is in the last: “2” “Weeks”
        • Podcast is: false
      • Recently Played (Stock Smart Playlist)
        • Match “All” of the following rules:
        • Last Played is in the last: “2” “Weeks”
        • Podcast is: false
      • Top 25 Most Played (Stock Smart Playlist)
        • Match “All” of the following rules:
        • Podcast is: false:
        • Play Count is greater than: 0
    • Soundtracks (Playlist Folder)
      • Donnie Darko (Soundtrack & Score) (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Album is: Donnie Darko (Soundtrack & Score)
      • Hackers (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match “Any” of the following rules:
        • Album is: Hackers Original Soundtrack
        • Album is: Hackers Soundtrack Volume 2
        • Album is: Hackers Soundtrack Volume 3
      • Half-Life 2 Soundtracks (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match “Any” of the following rules:
        • Artist is: Kelly Bailey
        • Artist is: Half-Life 2
        • Artist is: Valve
    • Year Based (Playlist Folder)
      • 60’s Music (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Year is in the range: “1960” to “1969”
      • 70’s Music (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Year is in the range: “1970” to “1979”
      • 80’s Music (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Year is in the range: “1980” to “1989”
      • 90’s Music (Stock Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Year is in the range: “1990” to “1999”
    • Apple Promo/Intro (Custom Smart Playlist)
      • Match the following rule:
      • Artist is: Apple Inc.
    • Geek Music (Custom Smart Playlist)
        • Match the following rule:
        • Comment is: Geek-music
        • Format: Geek-music;<rest of comment> ( Not a rule but a note for my self)
    • THX Test Files (Custom Smart Playlist)
      • Match the following rule:
      • Artist is: Thx
    • TV Ads (Custom Smart Playlist)
      • Match the following rule:
      • Comment is: TV-Ads
      • Format: TV-Ads;<rest of comment> ( Not a rule but a note for my self)
    • Podcasts – Audio (Custom Static Playlist)
    • Podcasts – Video (Custom Static Playlist)