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  • Erik Willsey Level 1 Level 1

    I miss this feature.  It was one of the major reasons I used iTunes.  Not a fan of the new approach.  I want to see a playlist where I can move things around.  I get I can accomplish it with the new interface, but it's not what I want.

  • ujjwalt Level 1 Level 1

    It's not gone anywhere. Just go to your songs and switch on the shuffle and hit play. The upcoming songs are there in the list and you can change their order or delete them. Isn't that all iTunes DJ did?

  • Neorich Level 1 Level 1



    D.J. throws up a set of  user defined totally random songs, which can then be dragged/sent to other playlists, which is why I love it so much as it provides me with a constant prompt for ideas for "new," songs to add to playlists I create myself.


    All you have to do is hit the "refresh," button in order to instantly view say, 15 different songs and if you don't like them, hit the "refresh," again, for another 15.


    I'm not sure that hitting the "shuffle," option on 11 allows that?

    If it does, I'd be interested to find out



  • davek0974 Level 1 Level 1

    You're right, shuffle is nothing like DJ was and the play count not working on cross fade is another major bug, this software is broken now.

  • Level 1 Level 1



    If you are unsure what features are now missing from iTunes 11, then read thru this post. iTunes DJ is in fact gone as are many of its features.

  • iPodista Level 3 Level 3

    As I predicted I already probably have a solution to this and I have Although I mostly rely on Native Onstrument software for interface of music files and mixing deck, i donloaded an app off the app store for beach bbq style remote mixing called 'djay' by algoriddim and it has a feature called 'party shuffle' alas you are not able to load a particular playlist but it does load your enture music library and proceeds with its Automix function to mix a randomised selection of music which it can beatmix too.



    Lookign like rather than gobbling up developers ideas in releases iTunes is not handing opportuntities to anyone with coding skills and an account on the app store.. I am quite certain a iTunes alike app with beat mix dj shuffle of selected playlists is not that far away...

  • iPodista Level 3 Level 3

    Subtle correction.... 'djay' does play specific playlists, you need only select the playlist you want to use for automix to load only those songs... you can then leave it alone or intervene and slip songs in from the queue before they hit the autoselect slot at the top of the list,


    No sign of coverflow but watching the decks spinning as the music plays is probably almost as good a diversion and something I will be seeing more of now iTunes DJ went AWOL

  • iPodista Level 3 Level 3

    And Airfoil by Rogue Amoeba fixes airplay... even sending it as far as your iPhone or iPod Touch

  • George Worley Level 1 Level 1

    ujjwalt wrote:


    It's not gone anywhere. Just go to your songs and switch on the shuffle and hit play. The upcoming songs are there in the list and you can change their order or delete them. Isn't that all iTunes DJ did?

    To answer your question NO that isn't all of iTunes DJ does in 10.7.


    Is far as I am concerned it is as the functionality of this is not the same.  It isn't the same thing as iTunes DJ.   I have even had it stop playing which didn't happen with iTunes DJ.  Songs are not random unless you setup fancy lists no so with iTunes DJ   I changed list so that I could rate some songs and iTunes stopped playing as it wanted to play for the current list.  With iTunes DJ, I could see what was just played   With 10.7, I could have different windows open and be    Editing the playlist is very cumbersome at best.   The whole interface is just about as user unfriendly as anything I have encountered. With new upgrades to software one would expect to see new and/or improved functionality and this isn't the case with version 11.

  • JimHavens Level 1 Level 1

    because Steve Jobs is dead and they're firing all the people that thought like he did.

  • DxDeaner Level 1 Level 1

    Agreed. DJ is the BEST part of iTunes. I will not upgrade until this feature is returned. I'm so glad I always wait to upgrade things with Apple...

  • Peter da Silva Level 1 Level 1

    @ujjwalt No, this isn't all iTunes DJ / Party Shuffle did.


    I can't drag songs *from* up next.

    I can't see recently played songs.

    I can't see full track information (rating, number of plays, last played).

    I can't switch out, play a track or another playlist (or genius), and come back where I left off.

    And to get the fraction of functionality that I'm used to, I have to mess around with multiple windows open, can't just minimize iTunes and open it up when I want.


    I spend almost all my times in iTunes using iTunes DJ. Not upgrading iTunes until they bring it back. If they don't, I'll start looking for an alternative... even if it means building Amarok from source.

  • Neorich Level 1 Level 1

    Like I said.


    I'm so pleased I reverted to 10.7, but I've since had 3 prompts to "upgrade," yet again, in spite of checking the box which says "don't remind me," again.


    Wondered if anyone else is experiencing the same.


    Maybe they're not going to let us alone until they have us all in their grasp!



  • Jeffery Hirsch Level 1 Level 1

    I'm very happy to have upgraded as well.  But what a pain. I've had no prompts to upgrade, but if or when I do receive them, I'd make sure to respond to Apple each time letting them know how unhappy I am about the DJ take-away and request in no uncertain terms that they give it back.


    Meanwhile, you all might enjoy a recent blog of mine about moving on from Apple, called "Apple Giveth And Apple Taketh Away."


  • rthomaslyons Level 1 Level 1

    Apple seems to be making more of these kind of unilateral descisions effecting the lives of people they love or at least who love Apple. Whatever happened to the backwards compatibility Apple used to be known for.


    I want my iTunes DJ back and Apple better start going for counselling or I can see this relationship starting to hit the rocks!

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