thinking about purchasing an iPod Shuffle for Snowboarding

Discussion in 'iPod' started by czeluff, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    hello to all,

    i was thinking about buying an iPod Shuffle for snowboarding. I never enjoy taking my 30gb because it fails at the low temps versus the flash-based. A nano would work, but in case of losing/breaking it, i'd rather only be out $80.

    I just have one question though. Is it possible to shuffle playlists only, rather than all songs? For example, if i have a Reggae playlist, a Rock playlist, and a Audiobook playlist, i'd like to be able to play the Reggae music ONLY. I'd hate for it to flip from Reggae to an Audiobook.

    thanks for replying.
    cz
     
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    psycoswimmer

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    No, on the shuffle you can two choices: the play one playlist in order, or to play one playlist shuffling the songs. That's it. You can skip and stuff though.

    Also, if you are only going to really use it for snowboarding, you might want to check out the refurbished shuffles (second generation, colors) for $49. :)

    I personally own a Blue Shuffle and I love it. I never use my old 30GB Photo anymore. It sits in the iHome in my room.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wait, maybe im reading it wrong, but you're saying i CAN shuffle songs in ONE playlist, right? What if I have multiple playlists?
     
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    Frankf300

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    You're beginning to confuse me now :confused: . As far as I know you cannot have multiple playlists on a Shuffle because there is no screen lol. I used to put all my music into playlists on my nano, but that was because I had the ability to go to Music>Playlists>Playlist X>Song Y. How could you possibly choose which playlist to play with a shuffle? So, as far as I know, no, you cannot have multiple playlists on a shuffle. You can in iTunes, but once they get transfered to the shuffle it's going to be one big playlist of songs. I would definitely go for the $49 refurb shuffle, especially if you're going to be snowboarding with it. :D
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Think of a Shuffle as one playlist. All the music on the Shuffle is one playlist. You can play that playlist in order, or shuffled. There are no multiple playlists on a Shuffle.
     
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    JonHimself

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    Yeah what you'd have to do would be create those playlists in iTunes, then copy a playlist over when you wanted to listen to it. Kind of annoying because you have to decide before you hit the hills which you want. You could also just create one big playlist that has all of the music on it, then just skip ahead or back to different points in the long list.
     

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