iPod Question about new iPod shuffle (dont laugh)

furryrabidbunny

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* is there a way to reset the shuffle to go back to the beginning of the playlist (mine starts where it stopped before no matter if it is cleared out and new music was added)

*isn't the battery metter supposed to turn on? I've seen it flash once or twice.
 

Foxglove9

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furryrabidbunny said:
* is there a way to reset the shuffle to go back to the beginning of the playlist (mine starts where it stopped before no matter if it is cleared out and new music was added)
It's mentioned in the manual. I believe you hold down the play button for 2 or 3 seconds. But double check anyway.

edit: alright I was wrong, but close :)
 

furryrabidbunny

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Thanks everyone...

zephead said:
Oh, and about the battery meter, it only turns on when you press the battery button.
I hadn't noticed the battery metter was a button... i thought mine was just put together poorly.
 

Tom B.

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I also bought a shuffle recently, and I really like it, but a few things annoy me:

-Sometimes songs end between 5-20 seconds before they should do.

-It has a wonky USB cap.

-It does not record play counts. (I knew this before I bought it, but it annoys me more than I thought it would.)

Has anyone else here with a shuffle noticed those first two?
 

Foxglove9

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Tom B. said:
I also bought a shuffle recently, and I really like it, but a few things annoy me:

-Sometimes songs end between 5-20 seconds before they should do.
-It has a wonky USB cap.
-It does not record play counts. (I knew this before I bought it, but it annoys me more than I thought it would.)

Has anyone else here with a shuffle noticed those first two?
I haven't used mine a whole lot but my USB cap fits rather nicely. And i haven't noticed songs getting cut off early either.
 

tdhurst

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Well...

Tom B. said:
I also bought a shuffle recently, and I really like it, but a few things annoy me:

-Sometimes songs end between 5-20 seconds before they should do.

-It has a wonky USB cap.

-It does not record play counts. (I knew this before I bought it, but it annoys me more than I thought it would.)
1. Yes, but I suppose I have learned to accept it.
2. Seriously? It frickin' rocks. I love the USB cap.
3. Never understood why this was such a big deal to people.
 

IJ Reilly

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The playlist pointer resets whenever the shuffle is plugged into the Mac. Of course this really only matters when you run the shuffle in play-through as opposed to shuffle mode.

I've experienced similar song cutoffs, but only rarely and it's happened on other iPods so I don't think this is unique to the shuffle. If this happens with the same track repeatedly, I'd re-rip the track if possible.

The shuffle does record play counts and dates. Plug the shuffle into the Mac and you'll see the date and count in iTunes. One limitation: if you've just listened to ten tracks on the shuffle, the date and time when you plugged it in will show as "last played" for all ten of the tracks, instead of when you actually listened to them.
 

BurtonCCC

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zephead said:
Press play/pause 3 times really fast.
Haha, I didn't know that. I usually just put the Shuffle on continuous play when I hear a song that I know is near the beginning of the playlist and then cycle back from there. :eek:

Daniel.