[access-uk] Re: Working with playlists on an iPod Touch

Hi Jackie - What happens if you select a play list, and then tap the shuffle button, do the tracks then play randomly ok? -


Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:53 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Working with playlists on an iPod Touch


Thanks Andy, I'll keep plodding, but I think the stuff is in my iTunes
library. The annoying thing about it is that I see all the playlists, check
them before synchronising with my Touch, and find all the songs in the
relevant lists on the device itself.  But getting them to play once you
start an album is the odd bit. Because my joints are so stiff now, I use my
treadmill every day to get moving, and I like to listen to my iPod while
walking to focus on music rather than the pain and stiffness in my body.
But it isn't easy when you are holding onto the handles of the treadmill to
have to coax the bloody iPod to go to the next track instead of repeating
it. Interestingly, if I choose Songs instead of Playlists, they do play one
after another, but then I ask myself why I created playlists if they don't
do as I ask?

Oh well, I'll figure it out somehow, eventually, (smiles).


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 11 March 2012 18:17
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Working with playlists on an iPod Touch

Hi Jackie -

The only thing that might be an issue in what you are doing, is in copying
the songs from the pen in to the newly named play list. It might be that you
have to copy them in to your ITunes library first, then name your new play
list, and then select the tracks from the library you want in the play list.

This is how I have always done it, and my play lists work just fine, in all
the ways I would expect them too, that is, in track order, or shuffled if
that is selected, with no unwanted track repeats. After all, a play list
only points to the tracks in the library, it doesn't actually physically
contain the tracks.

I hope that's all it is, cos I can't think of anything else <smile> I wish
you good luck with it -

Andy


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:48 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Working with playlists on an iPod Touch


Hi Andy

Thanks for your Email, and apologies for taking time to reply, I've been
enthralled by a book I am reading!

What I do, and bear in mind I am referring to the Mac here, is to copy
whatever I want in my playlist onto a pen.  All my music is stored on my
Windows PC, and backed up on numerous drives.  So, hooking the pen up to
the
Mac, I open iTunes, choose the New Playlist button, name it, then proceed
to
copy the songs I have on my pen into the new playlist folder I've created.
I then go to the table which shows me what I have, and ensure the new
playlist is checked. With the iPod Touch connected, I apply the transfer,
and it plays me a little tune once the music has gone over.  On the Touch
itself, I see all my songs in the playlist name I have created.  I can
play
them, but they seem to repeat rather than go onto the next track, yet
every
album is numbered, or "Jackie's Jamboree" of songs listed alphabetically.
Yet I can't seem to get the iPod Touch to play them one after another.

On the Mac, I see the playlists, I see the availability of space on the
Touch that is left, everything else is present and correct.

On the Touch, I've been into settings and found some for Music. In there,
I've found everything seems to be ok, except I'm not sure whether the
Group
by Artist and Album - or something along those lines - should be turned on
or off, it was on by default.  Turning it off doesn't seem to make any
difference.

Sorry for the long posting, but I hope this gives you an idea of what I
have
done, and where I've probably gone wrong?

Finally, I would say that everything is in my iTunes library, but I prefer to have iTunes set to handle music manually. God I hate that program with

a
passion! (smile).


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 09 March 2012 11:44
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Working with playlists on an iPod Touch

Hi Jackie -

Is it that only the first track plays, and then repeats itself just once?
Can you see all the other tracks in the play list on the Touch? If so, and
you select one of them and play it, does it play twice and then nothing?

I have play lists on the Touch, and have no issues with them. I've just
had
a play to see if I can replicate your experience, and don't seem able too.
As I think you are probably aware, the order in which tracks appear in a
list is determined by how they are tagged. I have had to amend some tags
to
get things to stay in the original track order. This is usually about the
source file, and where it came from originally, [off a shop bought CD, or
other music source.]

I do wonder if your problem might be in where the playlist was originally
created, as you said you copied them from a Mac to the Touch. When working
with ITunes, I make the playlist from within the programme, and then add
the
files to it, and then when I hook up the Touch, it synchs automatically.

Frustrating isn't it when things like this don't make any sense -

Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "'BCAB Discussion List'"
<bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 10:04 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Working with playlists on an iPod Touch


Apologies for cross-posting, but I am after some help please from some of
you with knowledge of playlists on the iPod Touch.

I have now created and copied 83 playlists from the Mac onto my iPod
Touch,
having "kind of" mastered iTunes, (grrr).  But I can't seem to get each
playlist on the iPod Touch to play in the order in which they should.
For
example, many of them are actual albums, so are numbered from one to 10
or
12, or however many tracks there are. I also have some playlists where I
have made up a selection of tracks, and would expect these to go in
alphabetical order as they aren't numbered.

But each time I choose a playlist, I find the first track, it plays, then
repeats itself.  It doesn't seem to go onto the next track of the album
or
sequence, so I am obviously doing something wrong, or missing an aspect.

Could someone please tell me how I get a playlist to allow me to play the
album or selection of titles from start to finish without repeating the
same
track and not continuing with the next.

Many thanks, and apologies for being so ignorant here, but I can't fathom
it
out.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

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