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Playlist Sources

Post by jonp »

Hi, what are the best sources to download other people's playlists? I have looked at FIQL and playlist.com as well as a few others but I was hoping for something better. Given I have a reasonable sized music collection I am hoping to 'rediscover' my music by using other peoples playlists and then use trixmoto's Recreate M3U script to match the playlists to my library. Thanks.
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Re: Playlist Sources

Post by botijo »

Hi, Jonp,
I use another approach. I created myself an AutoPlaylist that gives me a small amount of Albums picked and ordered on random. As I synchronize this small set to my portable device, so I listen to different music I own every week. More or less, I am forced this way! The reason why I select complete albums is because I give credit to the people that arranged the album for me. I am not good at mixing songs from different sources.
I hope you like this idea. What you were proposing, well, it just works for "normal" people with "normal" pop music. Let's see, how many people would have heard of "Kaizers Orchestra"? That is a group from Norway, and even if they have sold more than 100.000 albums, most of Europe do not know of them. Where I am living now, you cannot get the CDs from anywhere. Even so, I had problems with getting the CDs from Amazon Germany. I did not choose to go into shops in Norway because of the language barrier. So I do not expect many peoples' playlist to have "Kaizers Orchestra" in there. If you happen to have even stranger albums in your collection, like samplers or your friends' CDs, well the chance to get somebody else with those songs in the playlist is almost non-existant.
Like I have said, if you need to rediscover your own albums, choose AutoPlaylists with random album sort. That works for me.
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Post by Eyal »

Hi, Jonp, Botijo,
Not a bad idea Botijo. Jonp you should try that.
I used to do something similar, but by using AutoDJ in MediaMonkey.

First, I create a set or filter for different kind of music, based on genres.
Then I lanch AutoDJ with that set and let it play for a day long, periodically saving the NowPlaying list to a Playlist named AutoDJ-2008-08-08-Genre.

The result is surprisingly good. After some tweaks like removing a track I don't like, or manually re-ordering 2 other, the playlist make henceforth part of my playlist collection.

Finally I can synchronize it to my external device.

Yes indeed it's a great way to rediscover our music.
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Hi Botijo, Eyal,
Thanks for your replies. I will give both ideas a go.

I was hoping to use other people's playlists also for moods/situations eg. dinner music, party music, gym music, 80's music, classic rock, chill out etc etc. Easier than doing it myself and also a way to know what interests other people.

Thanks.
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Re: Playlist Sources

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Can anyone recommend any sources where you can download playlists? Am am still too lazy to create my own :D.
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I too have spent some time rooting around on the Internet looking for a good source of playlists. There's not much that I found. Here's a few spots for you to look at - be sure to root around a bit at attached pages:

http://www.nutsie.com/top100sradio/Top% ... gs/1755627

http://digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com/page ... gsddd.html

http://www.dogstarradio.com/search_playlist.php

This last one is a favorite. It's the playlist for the satellite radios. On my MM I have playlists named "Ch. 15 Classic Rock" and such that are strictly based on playlists I created by lifting the song lists there.

Another problem that may be at play here is that others don't want to give up their carefully concocted lists. It's like people who don't want to give up the recipe to a dish they are "famous" for.

Maybe your posting will spur a bit long thread of fabulous playlists that everyone likes and they will all post their favorite playlists! In fact, the Mods should create another Forum heading in the "General Discussions" forum section now! :)


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
Media Monkey: Lifetime Gold, Ver. 3.2.0.1294 on each. 85386 songs / apr 46,000 unique
Networking: Simple workgroup, hard wired, 10/100 router and NIC cards.
1. Storage Computer: eMachine T6212, Athlon 64 2.0 Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, HD1=0.5TB, HD2=1.0TB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
2. Office Computer: Dell Dimension 3000, Pentium4 2.8 Ghz, 768MB RAM, HD1=80GB, HD2=250GB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
3. Garage Computer: Gateway GP7, Pentium3 730 Mhz, 382MB RAM, HD1=40GB?, Windows 2000 SP4.
90% OF ALL MUSIC LISTENING DONE ON GARAGE COMPUTER USING PARTY MODE.
90% OF RIPPING, EDITING, AND PLAYLIST WORK DONE ON OFFICE COMPUTER.
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GARAGE DANCE MIX
Fender-Bender in Wentzville, MO USA
Old-School Party Songs

Artist,Title
Bruce Springsteen,Pink Cadillac
Billy Idol,Mony Mony
Billy Idol,White Wedding
Bob Seger,Old Time Rock & Roll
Billy Idol,Dancing With Myself
Bob Seger,Rock And Roll Never Forgets
Pat Benatar,Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts,I Hate Myself For Loving You
Free,All Right Now
Aerosmith,Walk This Way
Gretchen Wilson,All Jacked Up
Black Oak Arkansas,Jim Dandy
Alanis Morissette,You Oughta Know
Clarence Carter,Strokin'
Outkast,The Way You Move
Sir Mix-A-Lot,Baby Got Back
Chingy,Right Thurr
Meat Loaf,Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Donna Summer,Bad Girls
Midnight Star,No Parking On The Dance Floor
Gloria Estefan,Conga
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,Louie Louie
Wilson Pickett,Mustang Sally
Sister Sledge,We Are Family
Pink,Get The Party Started
Nelly,Hot In Herre
Brick,Dazz
Katrina & The Waves,Walking On Sunshine
The Gap Band,You Dropped The Bomb On Me
C+C Music Factory,Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Tone-Loc,Wild Thing
K.C. & The Sunshine Band,I'm Your Boogie Man
Commodores,Brick House
Andre 3000,Hey Ya!
69 Boyz,Tootsie Roll
Ying Yang Twins,Salt Shaker
Destiny's Child,Independent Women Part 1
Destiny's Child,Bootylicious
Buckcherry,Crazy Bitch
Fine Young Cannibals,Good Thing
Redbone,Come And Get Your Love
B. B. King,Good Man Gone Bad
Foreigner,Hot Blooded
Madonna,Hung Up
Usher,Yeah! Featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris
Beyoncé,Crazy in Love
Alicia Keys,If I Was Your Woman/Walk On By
Donna Summer,Hot Stuff
Tag Team,Whoomp! There It Is
Black Box,Strike It Up
Rob Base,It Takes Two
Snap!,The Power
HJackson 5,Dancing Machine
Johnny Lee,Hey Bartender
Black Eyed Peas,Let's Get It Started
Gretchen Wilson,Here For The Party
The Pointer Sisters,Automatic
Bow Wow Wow,I Want Candy
Divinyls,I Touch Myself
George Thorogood,Willie And The Hand Jive
Martha Reeves,Dancing in the Street
Marc Anthony,I Need To Know
The Pussycat Dolls,Don't Cha
Edie Brickell,Good Times
Joan Osborne,Love Is Alive
Delbert McClinton,Blues About You Baby
Delbert McClinton,New York City
Cyndi Lauper,She Bop
Belinda Carlisle,Mad About You
EMF,Unbelievable
2 Unlimited,Get Ready For This
Rednex,Cotton Eye Joe
Christina Aguilera,"Get Mine , Get Yours"
George Thorogood,Long Gone
Gary Moore,Since I Met You Baby
Gary Moore,Further Up The Road
Brian Setzer,This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof
The Jackson 5,ABC
Maroon 5,Harder To Breathe
Eric Benet,If You Want Me to Stay
Everlast,7 Years
JET,Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Double Trouble,In The Middle Of The Night
JET,Cold Hard Bitch
Gary Moore,Too Tired
No Doubt,It's My Life
The Miracles,Love Machine (Part 1)
B.T. Express,Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
Ohio Players,Love Rollercoaster
Barrett Strong,Money (That's What I Want)
The Mary Jane Girls,In My House
Aretha Franklin,Chain Of Fools
The Staple Singers,I'll Take You There
Rose Royce,Car Wash
Ohio Players,Fire
Parliament,Flash Light
L.T.D.,(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Cameo,Word Up!
Rick James,Super Freak
K.C. & The Sunshine Band,Boogie Shoes
Kool & The Gang,Ladies Night
SYSTEM INFORMATION
Media Monkey: Lifetime Gold, Ver. 3.2.0.1294 on each. 85386 songs / apr 46,000 unique
Networking: Simple workgroup, hard wired, 10/100 router and NIC cards.
1. Storage Computer: eMachine T6212, Athlon 64 2.0 Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, HD1=0.5TB, HD2=1.0TB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
2. Office Computer: Dell Dimension 3000, Pentium4 2.8 Ghz, 768MB RAM, HD1=80GB, HD2=250GB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
3. Garage Computer: Gateway GP7, Pentium3 730 Mhz, 382MB RAM, HD1=40GB?, Windows 2000 SP4.
90% OF ALL MUSIC LISTENING DONE ON GARAGE COMPUTER USING PARTY MODE.
90% OF RIPPING, EDITING, AND PLAYLIST WORK DONE ON OFFICE COMPUTER.
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Southern Fried Rock Playlist
Fender-Bender in Wentzville, MO USA

King Harvest,Dancing In The Moonlight
Elvin Bishop,Fooled Around And Fell In Love
Montgomery Gentry,Good Clean Fun
Wet Willie,Keep On Smilin
Brooks & Dunn,Play Something Country
Joe Walsh,Rocky Mountain Way
Allman Brothers,Whipping Post
Outlaws,(Ghost) Riders In the Sky
Toby Keith,A Little Less Talk And A Lot More Action
Gretchen Wilson,All Jacked Up
Pure Prairie League,Amie
The Tractors,Baby Likes to Rock It
Gov't Mule,Beautifully Broken
Ram Jam,Black Betty
Shooter Jennings,Busted In Baylor County
Lynyrd Skynyrd,Call Me The Breeze
The Marshall Tucker Band,Can't You See
Atlanta Rhythm Section,Champagne Jam
Chris Cagle,Chicks Dig It
"Allman, Gregg",Come And Go Blues
Allman Brothers,Crazy Love
Little Feat,Dixie Chicken
Shooter Jennings,Electric Rodeo
Molly Hatchet,Flirtin' With Disaster
Montgomery Gentry,Gone
Shooter Jennings,Gone To Carolina
Outlaws,Green Grass and High Tides
Shooter Jennings,Hair Of The Dog
The Marshall Tucker Band,Heard It In A Love Song
Blackfoot,Highway Song
38 Special,Hold On Loosely
Stevie Ray Vaughan,HouseThe Is A Rockin'
Clay Davidson,I Can't Lie To Me
Montgomery Gentry,I Got Drunk
Lynyrd Skynyrd,I Know A Little
Montgomery Gentry,I Never Thought I'd Live This Long
38 Special,If I'd Been The One
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils,If Youwant To Get To Heaven
Pure Prairie League,I'm Almost Ready
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils,Jackie Blue
Gov't Mule,Jesus Just Left Chicago [Live]
Black Oak Arkansas,Jim Dandy
The Kentucky Headhunters,Just Ask Fo' Lucy
The Georgia Satellites,Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Miranda Lambert,Kerosene
Little Texas,Kick A Little
Dixie Chicks,Let 'Er Rip
Arc Angels,Living In A Dream
Dierks Bentley,Lot Of Leavin' Left To Do
Shooter Jennings,Manifesto No. 1
Allman Brothers,Midnight Rider
Sonny Landreth,Native Stepson
Josh Gracin,Nothin' To Lose
Cowboy,Please Be With Me
Toby Keith,Pull My Chain
Montgomery Gentry,Ramblin' Man
Allman Brothers,Ramblin' Man
38 Special,Rockin' Into The Night
Trace Adkins,Rough & Ready
Dixie Chicks,Sin Wagon
Foghat,Slow Ride
Sugarland,Something More
Stealers Wheel,Stuck In The Middle With You
Thin Lizzy,The Boys Are Back In Town
Travis Tritt,The Girl's Gone Wild
The Charlie Daniels Band,The South's Gonna Do It Again
Blackfoot,Too Hard To Handle
Blackfoot,"Train, Train"
Travis Tritt,T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Lynyrd Skynyrd,Tuesday's Gone
The Kentucky Headhunters,Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine
Dierks Bentley,What Was I Thinkin'
Lynyrd Skynyrd,You Got That Right
Outlaws,There Goes Another Love Song
Joe Walsh,Turn To Stone
The Charlie Daniels Band,Long Haired Country Boy
The Marshall Tucker Band,Take The Highway
Allman Brothers,One Way Out [Live]
The Marshall Tucker Band,Fire On The Mountain
Gov't Mule,Simple Man
Gregg Allman,I'm No Angel
Lynyrd Skynyrd,Gimmie Three Steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd,Whats Your Name
Little Feat,Oh Atlanta
Sammy Kershaw,Third Rate Romance
Train,Homesick
Allman Brothers,Southbound
The Black Crowes,Hard to Handle
Blackfoot,"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme"
Gov't Mule,Soulshine
The Black Crowes,Jealous Again
Joe Walsh,Funk #49
Creedence Clearwater Revival,Born On The Bayou
SYSTEM INFORMATION
Media Monkey: Lifetime Gold, Ver. 3.2.0.1294 on each. 85386 songs / apr 46,000 unique
Networking: Simple workgroup, hard wired, 10/100 router and NIC cards.
1. Storage Computer: eMachine T6212, Athlon 64 2.0 Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, HD1=0.5TB, HD2=1.0TB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
2. Office Computer: Dell Dimension 3000, Pentium4 2.8 Ghz, 768MB RAM, HD1=80GB, HD2=250GB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
3. Garage Computer: Gateway GP7, Pentium3 730 Mhz, 382MB RAM, HD1=40GB?, Windows 2000 SP4.
90% OF ALL MUSIC LISTENING DONE ON GARAGE COMPUTER USING PARTY MODE.
90% OF RIPPING, EDITING, AND PLAYLIST WORK DONE ON OFFICE COMPUTER.
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Re: Playlist Sources

Post by jonp »

Thanks fender-bender.

It may be that I am not understanding the sharing ability of playlists as I thought this would be a common activity/request for music fans. For instance your "Southern Fried Rock Playlist" has some great songs of which I have some but not all. In this case it would be good to be able to automatically 'import' your playlist and any songs I do not have are not included. Make sense? I understand that people will have different directory structures, different file naming standards etc but I am hoping there is a way to use the tag information to recreate (as close as possible) someone else's playlist as there are some great playlists out there at sources such as sharemyplaylists.com, www.playlist.com etc.
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I wonder how easy this would be to create/how well it would work. With misspellings, multiple copies of the same tracks, etc. I just wonder if this is even feasible.

As for me I let MediaMonkey decide what I listen to through AutoPlaylists.
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Re: Playlist Sources

Post by fender-bender »

OH!

I only thought you were looking for a place for playlist "ideas". Simply seeing others playlists.

That is what I have previously looked for, then manually recreated the list. Now I see that you want the list created too.

I suggest the "cart" you have to get before the preverbial horse is finding a source of others peoples playlists. AFTER you have that you can start thinking about how to import those with ease if you need that. Me - I'd just like to see a good source of lists.
SYSTEM INFORMATION
Media Monkey: Lifetime Gold, Ver. 3.2.0.1294 on each. 85386 songs / apr 46,000 unique
Networking: Simple workgroup, hard wired, 10/100 router and NIC cards.
1. Storage Computer: eMachine T6212, Athlon 64 2.0 Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, HD1=0.5TB, HD2=1.0TB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
2. Office Computer: Dell Dimension 3000, Pentium4 2.8 Ghz, 768MB RAM, HD1=80GB, HD2=250GB, Windows XP Home 2002 SP3
3. Garage Computer: Gateway GP7, Pentium3 730 Mhz, 382MB RAM, HD1=40GB?, Windows 2000 SP4.
90% OF ALL MUSIC LISTENING DONE ON GARAGE COMPUTER USING PARTY MODE.
90% OF RIPPING, EDITING, AND PLAYLIST WORK DONE ON OFFICE COMPUTER.
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Re: Playlist Sources

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Yep - accuracy will be a problem given you may not have the music listed in another person's playlist and even if you do there may not be a perfect match in naming etc. I would be happy with anything above 50%. If seems I may be dreaming and that I will actually have to spend some time to create my own playlists :(. In the past I have used MusicIP Mixer to automatically create playlists which has been OK.
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Besides AutoPlaylists there are some scripts for auto track selection for playback.
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I am still interested if it is possible to utilise (download and import) other peoples playlists to create your own playlists? Does anyone know if there has been any new ability to do this?
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Re: Playlist Sources

Post by Sizzly »

I haven't seen anything that does this but... It doesn't sound too awful. Let me give it a shot.

In the mean time, I use this mechanism to rediscover my music collection. It relies upon Last.fm's "similar artist" function to play tunes similar to the song you just listened to. If you set up the system like I describe it'll try and find things that you haven't rated. I have tons of fun with this.

http://djsizzly.com/content/finding-coo ... ediamonkey
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