Author Topic: Auto-Playlists: Add "starts with" and "ends with" in "Genre" field  (Read 1576 times)

mikhaw20

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Smart Playlists in iTunes lets you sort the "Genre" field by "starts with" and "ends with" -- MusicBee has those for other fields in Auto-Playlist (like "Artist" and "Comments"), but not for Genre.  Help me cut iTunes out of my life like a toxic friend?

Zak

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You can do this using match RegEx rules with extra characters to match the start or end of the genre.
The /i version makes the comparison case-insensitive.

Use a ^ to match only at the start of the genre.
e.g.
Genre > match RegEx /i > ^Rock


This will match  "Rock" and "Rock & Roll", but not "Progressive Rock"

Use a $ to match only at the end of the genre.
e.g.
Genre > match RegEx /i > Rock$


This will match  "Rock" and "Alternative Rock", but not "Rock & Roll"
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