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  • drsalz Level 1 Level 1

    Same concerns as those I see posted. I was a daily DJ user, both at home and work, and really appreciated the ability to see both what was recently played and what was coming up. There were times that I'd catch a song in the background while working on something else that caught my attention, something a bit more obscure that I may have downloaded or ripped from a CD but with which I wasn't overly familiar. I'd be able to look back even ten songs and find the info. Reminded me of the early days of FM radio where we'd wait through a set of songs to hear who had been recently played when the DJ came on and read off the set list, identifying artist, song and maybe album.


    As a long-time user, I hope Apple rethinks this change and gives us back our DJ.

  • BigNoud Level 1 Level 1

    it's not just the iTunes DJ that is a big miss, what about the beautiful coverflow in iTunes DJ.

    they said that they build iTunes 11 from scratch to make it faster etc. bummer.

    all our machines got faster and better during the years, with fast processors, alot of HD space, Retina Displays for beautiful pictures. now it looks like they made a iTunes version that can run on a pentium I with 650k, pffff.

    I'm glad i haven't updated to iTunes 11 yet on my "music" Mac, but only took it for a test drive on a old Windows PC.

    it looks like the ceo's at apple wanna go for a record in the guinness book of records, how to destroy the most expensive compagny in just one year


    this stuff really makes me wanna cry

  • LucThomaere Level 1 Level 1

    But there is a history: use the button "History" on top of the mini player window.


    I'm not pleased too with this new version but there's is a lot in it some people are complaining about it is missing.

    Explore the new miniplayer window with its "next to" functions and get familiarized with it.

    Maybe it is not that bad after all.

  • Luigino il Pazzo Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, there is a history, but it's now a button on another window. Yes, there is a randomizer, but it only randomizes albums, not songs. I cannot change playlists without interrrupting the currently palying song. In what universe is this simpler?

  • sazqatch Level 1 Level 1

    Here is what I did to replace itunes DJ:


    Created new smart playlist

    check match rule to "dated added" "is after" "1/1/1970"  (or any date long ago)

    check box, limit to "20000" items, selected by "random" (or any number representing the approx size of your collection)


    named the playlist Random. You can name it "itunes DJ" if you really want to keep the old experience


    All done. is working so far. u can see the upcoming in up next, ctrl-shift-u 

    my media buttons on my logitech keyboard also still work (that was an annoying thing that broke in a point release a while ago)


    havent seen a way to make that window persist, but it does replace itunes DJ!

  • tymmac Level 1 Level 1

    Binford2k is correct, the Up Next feature has the same function as iTunes DJ, even tho it's appearance is slightly different. I like iTunes DJ more, but will have to get used to Up Next.

  • Luigino il Pazzo Level 1 Level 1

    Thjanks sazqatch. However, I still have the same problem about it randomizing albums, not songs. I get the whole of one album followed by the next whole album, etc.

  • Luigino il Pazzo Level 1 Level 1

    Either I'm doing something wrong here or I fail to see how Up Next has anything like iTunes DJ. I see the whole of the album that's playing followed by part of another album (depending on size). I can move those songs around but not any others.

  • tymmac Level 1 Level 1

    Click Control-->Shuffle-->By Song.

  • tymmac Level 1 Level 1

    Try using the MiniPlayer, it gives you a list of the upcoming songs.


    I think the main point with the Up Next feature is you have to actually click on a song first to get it started.

  • Luigino il Pazzo Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks tymmac, but where, oh where, is shuffle?

  • Luigino il Pazzo Level 1 Level 1

    I have tried control-clicking all over the main window and all over the mini-player and cannot find the shuffle option.

    On a brighter note, I have found that -opt-s brings back the sidebar.

  • Luigino il Pazzo Level 1 Level 1

    OK, finally found the shuffle, right in front of my eyes. So many things have moved off the menus that I wasn't even looking there.

  • tymmac Level 1 Level 1

    Go to SONGS, click on a song, any song, then Control-->Shuffle-->By Song. It will shuffle through your entire Music library and if you open up the MiniPlayer, it will give you a list of about the next 20 songs.


    BUT I would MUCH rather use iTunes DJ aka SHUFFLE!! I say it all the time, Apple makes great products and software but they always screw something up like taking away something that worked and that people LOVED. Why? Because they can, I guess.

  • tymmac Level 1 Level 1

    It's also here:



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