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Playing podcasts on iPod Shuffle (1st gen) in selected order

by tpe64 / November 24, 2006 9:18 AM PST

This is a problem that seems to be ignored by Apple. There were several threads in the Apple forums around September. Some people found temporary solutions.

I have a first generation iPod Shuffle I use to play podcasts at work. I'm downloading podcasts using iTunes 7.02 on Windows XP. This problem started happening shortly before iTunes 7.

I used to be able to drag new podcasts to the Shuffle playlist, drag them to the top and drag my favorite podcast (Buzz Out Loud) to the top so it would play first. I would drag my next favorite daily podcast (Daily Giz Wiz) directly below the first so it would play second. I can still do this, however, the play order will not stick, no matter what I try. I've tried "Copy to play order" but no dice. I think iTunes is insisting on playing the newest podcast first.

This is really annoying. Apple is saying "You can sort tracks any way you want in playlists EXCEPT on the player WITHOUT a screen" Gee thanks Sad

Anyone here have a solution? Maybe I need to move away from iTunes for downloading podcasts.


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Addressed in 2nd gen.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2006 10:47 AM PST

"Slide the shuffle switch (

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Playing podcasts on iPod Shuffle (1st gen) in selected order
by tpe64 / November 25, 2006 4:37 AM PST
In reply to: Addressed in 2nd gen.

If that worked. I would be happy. I drag podcasts to where I want them (iTunes won't let you drag tracks if the playlist isn't sorted by the first column)

When I eject the Shuffle and reconnect it, I can see that my order has been changed.


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Sorry, you need the 2nd gen to do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2006 5:48 AM PST

Ever feel like you are on a treadmill?


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