Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 11:39 PM (in response to eainmonster)
The shuffle, because it has no screen to see options and change settings, is designed to work in a specific way. The other iPods with screens have a Repeat setting, for repeating one song, the entire playlist, or "Off" (do not repeat). But not the shuffle. To stop playing the playlist on a shuffle, press the Play/Pause button.
Is there a specific reason why you need it to stop playing a playlist after one playthrough? If so, maybe a work-around can be devised...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 11:43 PM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
"Is there a specific reason why you need it to stop playing a playlist after one playthrough? If so, maybe a work-around can be devised..."
I'd like to set it up with a speaker next to a display in an exhibition so that patrons may press the button, hear the audio, and then walk away without having to press the button again to turn it off, without it playing over and over, and being available for the next patron.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 12:14 AM (in response to eainmonster)
I can't try this myself, so you'll have to tell me if this might work... First, I assume your shuffle is 4th gen (current), correct?
When you put a podcast on the shuffle, you can use VoiceOver's playlist menu to switch to it. The podcasts are each listed in the playlist menu, along with actual playlists, and you can select a podcast (as the "playlist"). The loaded "episodes" of the podcast play one after another. The question is, if you want to try it - For a podcast list, does it stop after playing through the episodes, or does it repeat the list again from the beginning?
If it stops after playing the last episode of the podcast, perhaps the work-around can be to load your exhibit audio file as a podcast episode (change its Media Kind from Music to Podcast in iTunes in Get Info window).