Apple’s “iTunes” music format has revolutionized not only the music industry but also the lives of its users since every media device can be synchronized and edited using iTunes. It does not matter whether an iPad, an iPod, and its variations or an iPhone are used. Other Apple computers can also be synchronized and networked, making working, surfing, playing or only using the Apple devices a simple game.
One of the most popular applications is the synchronization of the individual devices, whether it is matching apps, contacts or bookmarks, but also creating playlists. Most users replace their old mp3 devices with the Apple devices, which means that their music is transferred to devices such as the iPhone, iPad or iPod. Since you want to enjoy the musical pleasure without stress, it is necessary to organize your music and create playlists. Creating a playlist is easier than you think, because here too is an Apple principle, which is “simplicity.”
Instructions for creating a Playlist
- Open iTunes
- Add music: click “File” -> then “Add to media library” -> Select file
- Click on the “+” button at the bottom left: The new playlist will appear in the lower left column under “Playlists” (optionally enter individual names).
- Drag & drop the desired songs into the new list by clicking on the left mouse button and holding it.
- Have fun with the individual playlist.
This “standard playlist” is not yet the ultimate thing Apple has to offer in this area, because it is also possible to create a so-called “intelligent playlist” which, in principle, is created according to the same scheme as the normal one , with the difference that Apple and/or iTunes makes suggestions of songs that you might like, on the basis of songs that you have heard before, or which have been integrated into other playlists.
So you can say that iTunes can think because in this way you get alternatives from a genre that matches the rest of the songs in iTunes. This is a beneficial and beautiful thing that Apple has come up with, because this way, you can also get to know other artists and their songs that you might never have encountered by yourself. But even a few subtleties can be set up, which makes the music a real pleasure.
- The order in the media library helps to find the individual songs, so the songs should be ordered by artist and album. In some cases, it helps to “rewrite” some songs. This means that in the case of collaborations, only one artist is entered under “Artist” (right-click on the song, then click on “Information” and navigate to “Info”) and the vocal partner is recorded behind the title (if necessary).
- It also helps to equip the albums and their songs with a cover, since this not only makes a good impression on mobile devices (“Coverflow”) but also supports the order within the respective artist’s party. In this way, songs are found faster and easier. There are two alternative ways of doing this: either right-click on the song and click on “Information,” then click on “Cover” and click on “Add,” then select the picture and confirm with “OK.”
- Alternatively, you can select the matching songs by clicking the first song and pressing the “up arrow pointing” or “hold” button together with the “arrow up” or “arrow” down “buttons. Then the selected songs would have to be blue. Then proceed as described in a single song.
- Since many hi-fi device manufacturers are now able to design their products for the Apple devices, it is possible to enjoy these playlists, then also through the auto radio or the national stereo system.
Have lots of fun with it.