10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2006 11:20 AM by Sadie Rose
Sadie Rose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an iPod mini with several playlists, and all of a sudden the playlists won't play in order. Instead, the iPod shuffles around within the playlist, but it won't play it in order. I have updated my software, tried clicking the "shuffle" on and then off again, and I have tried moving songs to a new playlist but the same thing happens. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thank you.

Dell Dimension E310, Windows XP
  • TheButtonEffect Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Do your songs show up shuffled on iTunes?
  • Lougoose Level 4 Level 4 (3,040 points)
    1. In iTunes, how are the songs desplayed? In iTunes, turn the Shuffle off, then see how they are sorted. Is that the order they play on the iPod?

    2. Does it shuffle everything, or just certain palylists? Try to play all the songs from one artist, or something like that.

    Post back with results!
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,215 points)
    Turn shuffle play off.
    Settings -> Shuffle - set to Off.
    Shuffle songs on the main menu is only to shuffle the entire library. It does nothing else.
  • Sadie Rose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No, they are fine in iTunes.
  • Sadie Rose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried this. I went in to the specific playlist. The shuffle was listed as "off", but just in case, I turned it "on", and then "off" again. This didn't help. This wasn't the shuffle for the entire library, just that playlist.
  • Sadie Rose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    1.In iTunes the songs are listed in order on the playlist, and they play in order if I play them from my computer. It is just the iPod that won't play the playlist in order.

    2. I have only tried about three of my playlists (they are my running playlists which are the ones that I really want to go in order). I will try others and get back to you to see if I have the same problem.

    I did try creating a whole new playlist just to see if it was only a problem with the one, but the new playlist won't play in order either.

    Big thanks to all of you who are trying to help me!

    SadieRose
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,215 points)
    Are you using iTunes or the iPod (as stated in your first post).

    I went in to the specific playlist. The shuffle was listed as "off"
    There is no shuffle setting for each playlist. There is only one shuffle to turn On or Off. This is at Settings -> Shuffle - (Off - Songs - Album).
    The iPod main menu simply shuffles all songs, regardless of the how Settings - Shuffle is configured.

    just in case, I turned it "on", and then "off" again.
    There is no "On" setting for shuffle on the iPod.
    It is "Off" - "Song" - "Album"
  • Sadie Rose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm doing the setting changes on my computer in iTunes, not on the actual iPod.

    Are you referring to an "off" "song" "album" setting on the actual iPod?

    Thank you for your help.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,215 points)
    In order th shuffle or not on the iPod, you have to set it on the iPod and this cannot be done on by individual playlists.

    By selecting a playlist in iTunes, it ONLY sets it in iTunes.
  • Sadie Rose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for your help and for being patient with me.

    I didn't realize that there was another shuffle setting under "settings" other than the "shuffle songs" choice in the main menu.

    I was trying to fix the problem in iTunes, not on the actual iPod.

    Thanks for all the help!