Here's how you can have your i Phone or i Pod touch generate a Genius playlist for you (Note that you must sync with i Tunes 8 to get the Genius icon on your i Phone/i Pod touch).
First, touch "Playlists." You'll see the "Genius" option at the top of the list. From there, touch the song you want to be the basis for the playlist.
You'll notice the Genius icon is displayed, indicating that it's working on a Genius playlist.
Touch the back button to refresh the list (force the i Pod to make new choices) or create a new one. Note that Genius playlists are named for the original target track.
You can view screenshots of the process in the gallery below.
Second, the Genius feature automatically creates general mixes, which are kind of like radio stations, playing songs of a specific genre on a continual randomized loop. If you do not have enough corresponding music, the Genius feature cannot create an adequate playlist.Sure, given the proper slope (and, perhaps, a helpful tailwind), that car is capable of movement, but the resulting journey leaves much to be desired. I have no idea how to get music into i Tunes, much less put it on my portable music player. You can do that, but the procedure is more complicated than ripping an audio CD. You can use the same methods to add compatible videos and movies to your i Tunes Library.So, too, the i Pod is a less-capable music-making vehicle without Apple's multitrick media manager/player, i Tunes. (For more on what makes those videos compatible, see the sidebar "Working with Supported Video Formats" later in the chapter.) Those videos will most likely appear in the Movies playlist in the Source list.This feature is especially useful considering there are more than 600,000 apps available.Love it or hate it, Genius is the marquee feature of i Tunes 8.
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