Not Shuffling Far Enough

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ONION, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2007
    I have noticed that in the two weeks I have had my new iPod shuffle, i've noticed that I'm listening to the same artists over and over again. This is surprising since the reason I wanted to buy the shuffle was this idea of hassle free "autofill".

    It seems as if iTunes doesn't look "far" enough into my library of some 2500 songs. I have the "random choice" option ticked.

    Then again, maybe I'm just surprised that my library isn't as gigantic as I first imagined.

    Anyone else get this feeling?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2006
    I know exactly what you mean, but it's entirely psychological. A lot of songs seem to come up all the time whereas others are totally ignored, but it is 100% random. The iTunes option does not apply to your iPod, so it won't do anything special like it does in iTunes.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    Make a smart playlist which contains only songs which have not been played in the last 7 days, (or whatever length of time you think is right), and then tell your iPod shuffle to autofill from this new playlist. Problem solved.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2007

    They don't call them "Smart" for nothing.
  5. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    There is a slider to choose between more random and more played music.

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