When on shuffle mode, do phones try to play songs which sound better next to each other? [more inside]
posted by goethean
on Oct 18, 2013 -
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.
posted by wolfnote
on Apr 17, 2013 -
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]
posted by crush-onastick
on Feb 14, 2013 -
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]
posted by J0
on May 20, 2012 -
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]
posted by little_c
on Nov 4, 2011 -
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]
posted by hydropsyche
on Sep 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by prinado
on Apr 18, 2008 -
What are some (and some of the earliest) instances of people shuffling things on purpose to get a random result? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Mar 27, 2008 -
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.
posted by Wolfdog
on Jan 16, 2008 -
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]
posted by andifsohow
on Apr 11, 2007 -
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]
posted by jourman2
on Jan 31, 2007 -
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!)
posted by Doctor Barnett
on Jan 31, 2007 -
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.
posted by charris5005
on Dec 4, 2006 -
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.
posted by spinturtle
on Nov 30, 2006 -
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]
posted by pettins
on Sep 4, 2006 -
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]
posted by pettins
on Aug 8, 2006 -
Is there some gadget that will allow me to listen to FM radio on my iPod Shuffle? [more inside]
posted by CRM114
on Jun 13, 2006 -
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]
posted by jchgf
on Oct 2, 2005 -
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.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on May 16, 2005 -
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.
posted by tr33hggr
on Mar 15, 2005 -