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21 September 2008 @ 06:45 pm
Genius!  
I just took my first pass at a Genius playlist in the new iTunes. I started with:
"Fly" - Moxy Fruvous

I clicked the Genius button, and it quickly created a playlist with the following as the first three songs:
"Learning to Fly" - Pink Floyd
"Butterfly" - Smile.dk
"Flying Condor" - Cusco

Truly, this new functionality is stunning. I only wish I could get a behind-the-scenes peek at whatever complex algorithms they're using to build the lists!

(To be fair, it did better when I re-tried the same song, but that first one made me giggle - it's practically what I would've seen if I typed 'Fly' in the search window!)
 
 
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The Charismatic Enigmasylverfox on September 21st, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Things like this make me regret not actually owning an iPod...

...until I realize how much iTunes sucks. :P

*hugs his Archos*
Duncan da Husky: Brain Damagedduncandahusky on September 22nd, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Huxley: oofhypersnazz on September 22nd, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
more kool-aid plz
Wow, those are totally songs I would have picked to go together. 9_9
Holo Vixensteelhelix on September 22nd, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
It seems to me like Apple is basically just making a commercial use of the Pandora music genome project.

Still, I refuse to use the program because it constantly sends data back and forth between Apple and my computer at random intervals, so I view it as little more than spyware that you opt into.

And if it had been MS who pioneered this, I think even more people would be iffy about supporting it.
Bitey thing. Rar.: asleeploboguara on September 22nd, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
iTunes itself = meh

iPod Touch = The One Device.

Seriously. I not only have a season of Venture Bros and most of my music on it as well, but it's also an SSH terminal, VNC and RDP remote desktop interface, US and international webradio tuner, news/weather/messenger/email, eBay, Wikipedia, maps, automotive performance measurements using the accelerometers, wireless file share, mixing console...so many free apps for it now.
Bitey thing. Rar.: normalloboguara on September 22nd, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, BTW, Genius recommend four remixes and an EP of the song I was listening to.

*facepalm*