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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, October 3, 2008
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, Music

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Q: When in shuffle mode my iPod will get “stuck” on a certain artist or album and then continue to shuffle only after all the tracks in that certain group are finished. Is there a fix for this?

- Joe

A: The most likely cause of this is that you have set your iPod to Shuffle Albums rather than individual songs. In this mode, the iPod will play all of the tracks in a given playlist that are from the same album before randomly moving on to the next album.

To view or change this setting, simply go to the Settings menu on your iPod and select the “Shuffle” option. Pressing the centre button will toggle the Shuffle setting between OFF, SONGS and ALBUMS. Ensure that it is set to SONGS.

On the 2007 and 2008 Click Wheel iPod models, you can also access the shuffle setting from the “Now Playing” screen by pressing the centre button a few times until the OFF/SONGS/ALBUMS menu appears. Use the click wheel to select the appropriate mode and press the centre button to confirm.

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Comments

1

My ipod is corupted but i can put music on it sometimes i have tried everything updating it
and restored it alot what else can I do?

Posted by Donald Wayne Gray III on October 5, 2008 at 8:07 PM (PDT)

2

if you are on a mac, use disk utility to completely erase the iPod. Try writing zeros to disk to make sure all existing data is gone. Then reinstall the iPod software.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto on October 6, 2008 at 6:49 AM (PDT)

3

Re: Lyrics support on the Touch.  This didn’t start until the “January Update” bundle with e-mail, maps, etc.  I’m pretty sure that 1.1.3, 1.1.4, and 1.1.5 do not support lyrics, you have to get the 2.x release if you don’t have the January update.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on October 9, 2008 at 1:43 PM (PDT)

4

I just found one CD that did not transfer from my computer to my Ipod when I synced it. It was a CD that I manually loaded from the drive. It is still in Itunes but not on my pod. WhY? I’m sure I’m doing something wrong but I cannot seem to find out what.

Posted by Bob Whaley on October 12, 2008 at 11:34 PM (PDT)

5

my daughter has an older honda accord.  The transmitter to play the ipod over the car stereo sounds awful.  I have a co-worker that has a pair of portable speakers that plug into the cigarrette lighter fo the car and they sound great.  She bought them on e-bay but I cannot find any.  Do you have any suggestions.

Posted by patty church on October 15, 2008 at 7:46 AM (PDT)

6

I had bought my sister a jacket with cloth controls for the iPod. It said that it was compatible with the iPod nano 3G or higher. My sister has an iPod nano 2G. I did not realize my mistake until yesterday. Is there anything that I could get that would allow her to use her iPod nano 2G on the jacket? Any kind of cord or converter that might work? I am open to any suggestions.

Posted by Theresa Howard on December 22, 2008 at 8:16 AM (PDT)

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