Shuffled playlists for iTunes podcasts
October 2, 2005 10:09 PM   Subscribe

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)?

Part I: I use PowerController as my iTunes alarm clock and I would it to boot up with a playlist of recent podcasts playing on shuffle, since I like the surprise / random element in the morning.

Part II: I like to scan through the podcasts when I first download them to check out the audio quality / voice of the host, etc. If I forget to rewind before going to the next track, once I'm in my room actually listening to the podcasts that made the cut, the podcasts start right in the middle, at the last point where I was scanning them. Since my speakers are in my room and the computer is in the living room, this is annoying.
posted by jchgf to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Do you have iTunes 5 installed? If so, get info on the track and look in the Options tab: there are checkboxes which will fix both your problems.
posted by nathan_teske at 12:14 AM on October 3, 2005

How marvellously useful.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:35 PM on October 6, 2005

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