Shuffle playlist disappeared after upgrade to iTunes 8.1

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Dreamkatcha, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Dreamkatcha macrumors regular

    Dreamkatcha

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    #1
    The upgrade appears to have wiped out my Shuffle playlist so I can no longer add podcasts via the 'add to playlist' right-click menu function or sync them.

    Any idea how to recreate it?
     
  2. johan.k macrumors regular

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    Party Shuffle playlist has been replaced by iTunes DJ. Click Turn shuffle on or off at bottom-left to shuffle your songs.
     
  3. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

    Dreamkatcha

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    Thanks for the reply, but I was talking about my MP3 player, not the ability to shuffle songs in my music library.

    There should be an option to 'sync device to playlist' somewhere.
     
  4. Dreamkatcha thread starter macrumors regular

    Dreamkatcha

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    It turns out the latest iTunes update botches syncing for 2nd generation Shuffles. Lots of people have reported it on the Apple support forums where the only solution seems to be to revert to the previous version, or abandon iTunes altogether and use rebuild_db to load tracks manually.

    Rebuild_db wipes out my playback positions whenever I re-run the script so that doesn't help much.

    If this is the carrot on a stick to force us to buy the new Shuffle it won't work on me.
     

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