Not Shuffling Far Enough

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 5, 2007
    #1
    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?

    John
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Jakarta
    #2
    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.

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    London
    #3
    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

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    Oct 5, 2007
    #4
    Clever!

    They don't call them "Smart" for nothing.
     
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    alphaod

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    #5
    There is a slider to choose between more random and more played music.
     

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