Playlists selected for updating
The Remember Selected Playlists setting is used to save time when you are syncing.
This setting allows your previously sync'd i Tunes playlists, (artists, albums etc.) to be remembered the next time i Syncr Desktop is accessed.
When I first installed foobar2000 years ago, there was a feature I really liked - one of the playlist tabs reflected live whatever is selected in the Album List panel.
For example, if you clicked on "Radiohead" in the album list, this playlist would automatically contain all Radiohead songs.
I'm too old (and too busy) to rate my songs, or individually pick songs out to put on a playlist (I just drag entire artists onto the playlists), which is why they have gotten so big. This would screw things up if a song was in multiple playlists too.
@limbodog I honestly can't sympathize w/ Apple too much on this one.
In my experience, there are certain rules that will make a smart playlist fail to update dynamically when on an i Pod.
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If you have a playlist that is "remembered" from a previous sync, but is no longer selected it will still remain in the device's music library. To remove this playlist from the device's music library go into: Tools cause these playlists to be remembered in i Syncr Desktop.
If you're using the Kit Kat (4.4) Android operating system, you are unable to sync over both a USB and Wi Fi connection without creating duplicates. When using Wi Fi & USB together, it is recommended but not necessary to keep the same playlists selected in both USB and Wi Fi.
I'm not sure when this playlist feature disappeared, but I have since reinstalled foobar2000 a few times and I can't get the feature back.
I've tried Googling but I'm not sure what the feature was called. Look for a checkbox in the preferences labeled album selection playlist, iirc.
I just avoid it and use *Genre contains/does not contain Podcast and that seems to work just fine for me in most cases. If the only way it knows to change out a song is when one of the intermediaries does so, and that intermediary playlist isn't on the ipod, then it will not change your ipod's smart playlist 'till itunes boots up again.