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HT-BD3252 IPOD issue

by guavaman / December 16, 2009 1:48 PM PST

I have noticed that when I select a Playlist or an Album to play on the Ipod through the HT-BD3252, it plays the songs in alphabetical order. The only way I can find to prevent this is to change the name of the songs so that they start with numbers corresponding to where in the album or playlist they should appear.

Is there a setting or something I am missing that could get the HT-BD3252 to play the songs in the order in which they appear on the playlist or album? This does not happen when I play it through headphones or a car adapter.

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HT-BD3252 IPOD issue
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 17, 2009 5:23 AM PST
In reply to: HT-BD3252 IPOD issue

guavaman,

Unfortunately, I don't believe the television has the option to shuffle or do playlists when connected to the dock. However, if you wanted to do that with the player, you could hook it up through headphones. But from what I'm able to find, the dock doesn't have that functionality.

--HDTech

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HT-BD3252 IPOD issue
by guavaman / December 17, 2009 8:08 AM PST
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I'm not sure what you mean by "do playlists." The question I'm asking is why the unit (not a tv, but a blue-ray home theater in a box) plays songs in alphabetical order rather than the order in which they appear on the IPOD playlist - whether it be a playlist I created with Itunes and loaded onto the IPOD, or an Album, where the songs appear on the IPOD in the order they appear on the actual recording.

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HT-BD3252 IPOD issue
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 19, 2009 2:51 PM PST
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guavaman,

My apologizes. I meant player when I typed "television." If you want the shuffle options, I do believe that it has to be done through the headphone jack, and not the dock.

--HDTech

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IPOD Issue
by LTChip / March 12, 2010 2:17 PM PST
In reply to: HT-BD3252 IPOD issue

The issue is that no matter what content is being played - playlist, album, artist etc...the list plays only in alphabetical order. I cannot figure a way to make an album play in the order of songs as the album is arranged.

It only seems to allow playback alphabetically. This is horrible and has to be considered a defect rather than a limitation. I truly hope that there will be a fix to this through a firmware update. It is horrible trying to listen to an album with the songs out of arrangement sequence. This is especially true for operas, classical arrangements, books on tape etc...Terrible oversight by Samsung!

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Not Shuffle Issue
by LTChip / March 13, 2010 2:07 AM PST
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BTW this has nothing to do with the shuffle. It should play the songs as they are sequenced in the player no matter if it is a playlist or album.

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Any update on this issue?
by LTChip / March 26, 2010 9:00 AM PDT
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Seems it would be easy to fix with a sw update to the IPOD link sw.

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IPOD issue solution - sort of
by guavaman / March 26, 2010 9:48 AM PDT

I discovered that one work-around was to add a number to the beginning of each song title in an Itunes Playlist corresponding to its position in the playlist. Since the numbers are read as characters, the tracks will play in numerical order. Of course, this is a pain in the butt, so I found the following link: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=numbersongsplayorder. If you highlight a list of tracks in an Itunes playlist and run this script, it will add the numbers to the Song Titles for you. Afterward, I would suggest running this script: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=removenchars

This will remove characters from the front or back of whichever field you choose. Remember that the first script adds a space, so you should remove 3 characters.

This is an Apple only solution, but I suspect someone has come up with something similar for Windows.

Of course, Samsung should make this unnecessary by fixing the problem.

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