iPod touch There's no way to identify the playlist if a song is playing

booyahbooyah

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 11, 2011
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Apparently, there's no way to identify the playlist if a song is playing...

True, a song could belong to multiple playlists, but still. If I have lots of playlists, and I start playing one of them... then browse around the other playlists, and want to get back to the original playlist I started playing from, there's apparently no way to figure out which one that was (simply from whatever song is currently playing).

Weird.
 

kaydot

macrumors regular
Sep 15, 2011
192
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I noticed this too. It's a pretty common use case to be interested in the song you're playing, surf around for other similar songs, yet want to come back to the original context (i.e. playlist) in which the song is playing.

I *think* that the playlist context will return on the next song (i.e. when the ipod starts playing the next song in the playlist). I'm not sure about that.
 

LateOne

macrumors newbie
Mar 7, 2010
12
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S . Yorks
Isn't this as simple as Menu - Controls - Display Current Song ( or CMD - L ) ?

It takes you back to the current playing song, within the playlist from which it is being played .