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Is there a way to shuffle playlists on the iPod Classic?

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Is there a way to shuffle playlists on the iPod Classic?

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Are you wanting to just shuffle songs within a playlist or the playlists themselves and their content?

     

    B-rock

  • jambo1874 Calculating status...

    Go to playlists, Highlight playlist you want to shuffle, Right click on it, Select edit playlist, In playlist bar select sort by, and choose a catagory then click on done. The catagories are rubbish but they seem to be the only choices! You can do it manually or select something like genre, time etc. There should be an option of random!!!

  • CaliforniaHighwaysGuy Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    You start playing the playlist. Press the center button until you see the shuffle symbol and OFF / SONGS / ALBUMS, and select SONGS. Now your playlist (and anything you play) will shuffle by songs.

  • jambo1874 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All this does is creates a new On The Go playlist?!

  • CaliforniaHighwaysGuy Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    No, it doesn't. On the go playlists are created when you click the center button AND HOLD IT. I'm talking just a single click. First click takes you to the time scale. Second is the ratings. Third is the option to shuffle.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)

    jambo1874 wrote:

     

    Go to playlists, Highlight playlist you want to shuffle, Right click on it, Select edit playlist, In playlist bar select sort by, and choose a catagory then click on done. The catagories are rubbish but they seem to be the only choices! You can do it manually or select something like genre, time etc. There should be an option of random!!!

    Perhaps it's me, but this post makes no sense.

     

    Are you doing this in iTunes (or a different model of iPod)? The OP asked how to use Shuffle on his/her iPod.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)

    david:

    I was waiting until you responded to planb77's question; "is this shuffle between lists, or simply to shuffle the songs within one Playlist?" But as a consequence of the monumentally odd post that appeared in this thread, I will, for now, assume you wish to shuffle songs within a Playlist.

     

    In addition to CaliforniaHighwaysGuy's suggetsion, it is possible to begin a Playlist with a random song.

     

    This is specific to the iPod Classic, the forum in which this post is located.

     

    Either:

    • (as CHG has suggested), while a song is playing, press the Select (centre) button three times. You will see the "choose shuffle" option. Simply scroll the wheel to either Songs or Albums and press the Select button to activate it. You will then see the Shuffle icon in the top right of the screen.  Or -
    • while the iPod is not playing anything, you can still turn on the Shuffle option. Go to Settings/Shuffle and each time you press the Select button, it will toggle the Shuffle between Off, Songs & Albums. Choose the option you want. Then navigate to the Playlist you want, but instead of entering the list, simply highlight the Playlist name and press the Play button. The iPod will choose a song at random, from that Playlist, and then continue to play the remainder of that Playlist.

     

    You may notice an option on the Main Menu and the Music Menu for Shuffle. (It may not be on there, it can be turned off.) Be aware that this particular choice will simply start Shuffle from "a song on the iPod", not from a specific Playlist. Use the methods above to play from a specific Playlist.

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