Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
An iPod Question
Can someone explain to me how to reshuffle a playlist? Say I have a playlist with 2,652 files. It's set to shuffle, and I listen to it for a day while I'm puttering around the house -- about 150 files. Then I have dinner guests, and say to one of them, "Hey...go pick a playlist that looks interesting," and showing his excellent taste he selects my Celtic playlist of 268 songs. (Oops...I thought I'd deleted all the bawdy ballads. Sorry!) Then a few days later, I want to go back to the larger list while I putter around the house. But I don't want to start over again with the same 150 songs I listened to last Friday. I want to shuffle the list and have it begin at some random point, but I don't know how. Here's what I've tried so far:
I have Settings > Shuffle set to Songs.
If I back out to the main menu and select "Shuffle Songs," it reshuffles the main library, and starts playing that, rather than reshuffling the playlists.
If I plug the iPod into my computer and reshuffle the list in iTunes, it doesn't change the order of the playlist.
I have a 30GB video version, if that makes a difference.
(And whatever genius decided to name a product model after a main function of a whole line of products, thus making it impossible to do an Internet search for the answer to this question, really ought to be smacked around a little.)
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12:22 PM
On July 6, 2007 9:37 AMRichardwrote... If you have your iPod set to shuffle songs (like you do), the order of the playlist doesn't matter. The iPod doesn't play them in that order... it just shuffles when each song endsh. It shouldn't be the same each time you listen to it, as long as the shuffle setting is on.
You might have to listen to the same song when you start the playlist (the first one on the list), but I always just skip forward to get a random song to start with.
On July 6, 2007 3:12 PMThe Danewrote... I think it only plays the same first song if you click the center button when you have the playlist name highlighted. If you hit the play button when you have the playlist name selected, it should shuffle from there, helping you to avoid the first song always being the same.
Assuming that you have Settings > Shuffle > Songs set.
On July 6, 2007 4:40 PMRichardwrote... Huh... I didn't even know you could hit the play button when you're on a playlist. Thanks for the tip! :)