I have a MacBook Pro. When I connect my iPod Shuffle or my GPS watch, they will charge but will not "show up" as a device in iTunes or my GPS watch program. [more inside]
When on shuffle mode, do phones try to play songs which sound better next to each other? [more inside]
Spotify's catalog is massive and I would like to listen to a random playlist of available songs, from any and all genres. Is there a Spotify app that can do this? Or some enormous playlist somewhere that I can shuffle? I'm not interested in a radio feature that will play only similar artists. I want something that will legitimately shuffle everything available on the service.
I have a 2nd generation ipod shuffle (the kind that's about 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches and is just a giant clip) which I would like to start using again. However, there is not a single computer nor human in our house which will tolerate iTunes. It's not an option, really; never using the shuffle again will happen before installing iTunes will. I have seen a couple apps on the internet for using this type of shuffle without iTunes, but I haven't found any reviews of them or clear instructions for them. Thus, I am asking y'all. Anybody know a good, easy way to get songs off my vortexbox and onto my little shuffle? I don't need playlists or synching or stats or anything, just the ability to move files from one place to another and listen to them on the shuffle. Thanks! [more inside]
I put 20-100 songs into Windows Media Player (for example) and engage the "shuffle" or "random" play function. Many times the resulting generated playlist really, really, works, and I would like to save this playlist to burn a mix CD or just to replay later. Is this possible? With any program that you can recommend? [more inside]
Is it possible to use an adapter to play an iPod shuffle with a female audio jack through an FM transmitter with a 30-pin iPod connector? [more inside]
I received a 4th-gen iPod Shuffle as a gift and I'm running Ubuntu. Marriage made in hell? [more inside]
How do you turn off shuffle in iOS4? Since upgrading to the new OS, it is always in shuffle mode and I can't make it play albums in track order. [more inside]
I have lost my beloved ipod Shuffle! Will the newer model do the tricks I want it to do? [more inside]
After installing the newest version of iTunes (8.1.1), I can no longer add files to my 2nd generation iPod Shuffle. Please hope me. [more inside]
Is there any way to make Winamp's shuffle smarter, i.e. closer to iTunes? [more inside]
My new iPod Touch will not sequence an album in the proper order. I cue an album, push play, and it shuffles randomly from song to song. Any ideas to get me back on track? [more inside]
What are some (and some of the earliest) instances of people shuffling things on purpose to get a random result? [more inside]
how do i shuffle questions in a Word document in random order? [more inside]
I have a moderately-sized pile of papers (say, several dozen) in front of me. What's a quick way of getting them thoroughly shuffled by hand? I am familiar with lots of shuffling algorithms, but they don't work well by hand, and techniques like riffle shuffle that work well with small, stiff cards don't work well with standard sheets of paper.
I have two iPods - a 60 GB for general use and a shuffle for exercise. I want to create playlists that delete songs I skip on the shuffle, but not songs I skip from the 60 or in iTunes. [more inside]
I'm thinking about getting an Ipod shuffle for working out. It seems to be the best choice, but am I missing any other great candidates? [more inside]
I have an old shuffle. When I first got it, I could arrange its playlist on the iMac it syncs to without it actually being plugged in. This was fast, since it all happened on the computer. Then, I could plug in the shuffle and the actual synchronization would churn for about 30 sec (which I would not need to be present for). But in one of iTunes' famously regressive "upgrades," the ability to arrange tracks on my shuffle without it being plugged in vanished. Now, arranging tracks is a laborious process with delays between every user interaction. It sucks. No way am I buying a cute tiny colorful new one if it has the same crappy synchronization method. Does it? (I'm aware of iTunes' ability to pick random tracks from my library. No thanks!)
I have an iPod Nano and I love the 'shuffle' feature -- except -- I can't figure out how to make 'shuffle' EXCLUDE certain types of tracks. I.E.: I have audio book chapters on the iPod, kept in playlists; but during music 'shuffle' these random chapters get thrown in to the music mix and I don't need that! Anybody got a clue? Thanks.
I currently have iTunes 6, and am reluctant to change to 7.0.2 based on all the horror stories I've read/heard. The problem is, I'd like to buy the new shuffle, but it lists system requirements as '7.0.2 or later.' Is this fact or crap? Can I use the new shuffle while remaining on version 6? I'm rather dim when it comes to stuff like this, so any insight is appreciated.
Why can't I upload podcasts onto my new 2G iPod Shuffle? [more inside]
iPod Filter: A colleague's iPod Shuffle no longer shuffles after he clicked on a column in iTunes to SORT the files into album order. Is it possible to "un-sort" them? [more inside]
iPod/iTunes Filter: Is there a quick way to mark a large number of audio files (spoken word) as "Skip from Shuffle" in iTunes? [more inside]
Is there some gadget that will allow me to listen to FM radio on my iPod Shuffle? [more inside]
Can I use an iPod Shuffle as a normal thumbdrive in Linux and a music player in Windows? [more inside]
iTunesFilter, part I: Why can't podcasts downloaded from the Music Store play in shuffled playlists? Is there any way around this? If I'm in a shuffled playlist mixed with podcasts and regular MP3's, it will only go from regular MP3's to regular MP3's and skip the podcasts downloaded from the MS altogether. Of course, if I go back to linear play mode, the podcasts play allright. iTunesFilter, part II: Is there any way to make the podcasts always start at the beginning of the track (i.e., to remove the bookmark function)? [more inside]
My iPod Shuffle just doesn't charge off my PC. [more inside]
Why does the random feature (party shuffle) on my itunes SUCK, IE work very badly.. [more inside]
If I use Shuffler to copy music to my iPod Shuffle, will it still work with iTunes? I'm worried the database rebuilder will break something, or that iTunes will know I've been unfaithful to it and refuse to speak to me.
iPod ShuffleFilter - can I charge my shuffle on a computer without iTunes? I'd like to leave it to charge on my work computer while out for lunch, but despite my Google Fu cannot find out if this is ok for the device.
Does anyone know/can anyone approximate what shuffle algorithm iTunes uses?