6602 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2009 12:05 AM by Johnny1443
Welcome to AD!
Have you done this first?
To arrange the order of songs on iPod shuffle:
1 Connect iPod shuffle to your computer.
2 In iTunes, select iPod shuffle in the Source pane.
3 Click the Contents tab.
4 Click the blank header above the first column to arrange the songs by number.
5 Drag the songs to the order you want.
My 1st gen shuffle is also acting differently, it seems. I tried dragging stuff around like you mentioned.
Finally I had to right-click on the shuffle (over in the Source list) and choose Copy to Play Order.
That seemed to do it.
Selecting "copy to play order" is something I had not done before, but, sadly, it did not seem to do anything.
Once I autofill the Shuffle, it seems stuck with whatever arrangement it is given then. I can rearrange songs in the list after I autofill it, but it just doesn't change the order in the actual device, like it used to. Very frustrating, especially since this problem seems to have come out of nowhere with the newest version of iTunes.
Okay, I just plugged it back in to look over all the settings again. Just to see if anything looked new. Nothing did, but, just for laughs, I selected "copy to play order" again. This time, I got the message "Waiting for iPod, do not disconnect..." for about a second. And it worked. The iTunes playlist successfully synced with the Shuffle, and the songs are now in the proper order on the device.
Seems rather quirky, but you had the solution. Thanks much.
Well I'm glad that worked, if I ever have trouble with song orders on my Ipod or CDs I make, I use that Copy to Play order thing.
I'm still autofilling my ipod with a new list to make sure it works. I can never exactly remember what the old options were, when a new version comes out.
edit - I had to do the Copy to Play Order thing twice to make it work, just like you. The first time after I synced, it started out on song #35. I made sure press the middle button 3 times so it would start at the beginning. So I plugged in my shuffle again, and that song was #35. I did the Copy to Play order again and then it worked. What a pain!
Message was edited by: Katrina S.