Coverflow in playlists?

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  1. ScoobyDoofus macrumors member

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    I am on the verge of buying an iPhone, and I suppose the answer to this question isn't exactly a dealbreaker but I'm curious.

    Can you browse playlists in coverflow on the iPhone? The display model in the O2 store I played with doesn't have any playlists on it as far as I can see, only a few albums.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    when you enable cover flow on the iphone, it's for the entire music library. it's something that might be changed with a future update, but you can't browse playlists in cover flow at the moment.
     
  3. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    It should be just like in iTunes! I don't know why apple hasn't provided an update yet! Let's hope for it in 2.0!:)
     
  4. ScoobyDoofus thread starter macrumors member

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    As I said, it's not a dealbreaker, but it strikes me as odd that you can't do it. Should be easy enough to fix in an update I should imagine.

    Out of interest, is it the same on an iPod Classic or Nano?
     
  5. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I think there is only one option for Cover Flow on the Classic/Nano. You go to:

    Music>Cover Flow and thats it you can't, for example do, Music> Playlists> Cover Flow...

    Am I making sense? Hehe:eek:

    Ams
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Yes

    You can browse any playlist in coverflow just by holding the phone horizontal.
     
  7. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Well that's not the case on my iPod touch...
     
  8. paulold macrumors 6502

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    Just to be clear, if you are looking at a playlist vertically, it's just a list and when you turn the iPhone horizontally, coverflow kicks in, but it's not what you'd expect. the coverflow contains all of your albums, not just the ones in that particular playlist. The coverflow appears in alphabetical order by the artist's first name. The coverflow also doesn't pay attention to which album you might have been looking at. When coverflow opens, it's either at the beginning of your collection (if you just opened the iPod) or where you last left it. So, yeah, I agree - it could be smarter. When you go to coverview in a playlist in iTunes, it shows you just the albums in that playlist. Are the developers able to check to see if this feature is coming with version 2.0 or is that something Apple would keep to themselves until the release?
     
  9. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

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    Ant this is *THE* most annoying feature of the software. i love the rest of it. this makes *NO* sense. it aggrivates and frustrates me. the playlist screen is so boring and i want to "touch my music" and use the "beautiful widescreen display" but it goes to the beginning of my entire library. grrrrrr...

    oh yea, and you can't shuffle by albums....grrrrr again.....
     
  10. patcase86 macrumors newbie

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    If 'shuffle by albums' do you mean shuffling a single album? You most certainly can - just hold it vertically (so the album art shows) and tap the screen once. The play/pause/skip menu will show up and the theres a shuffle icon on the right hand side. Tap that and TADA your album is shuffled. Works great for me as I have a lot of compilation CDs and Mixtapes.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    I think what he means is full album shuffle. As in, you play one full album and then shuffle to play the next full album. As it is now, it will only play the next album in the list and not shuffle after the full album has been played.
     
  12. pcorrado macrumors regular

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    ummm.....I dont know what is different on my phone from yours but while playing a song and turning it horizontal to cover flow - the cover flow starts at the album of the song I am listening to - not the beginning of the library
     

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