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Hi. Is there any way, in an iTunes smart playlist, to order tracks randomly as well as select them randomly? For example, I'm currently staring at my 'Not Yet Played' smart playlist. It's set to select 25 tracks at random where the play count = 0. Fine - it's doing this without trouble. However, all tracks by the same artist end up clumped together. So I've got three 'Artist A' tracks in a row followed by four 'Artist B' tracks in a row...you get the idea. Would be nice if those tracks weren't in a solid block by artist, but ...

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    Hi.

    Is there any way, in an iTunes smart playlist, to order tracks randomly as
    well as select them randomly?

    For example, I'm currently staring at my 'Not Yet Played' smart playlist.
    It's set to select 25 tracks at random where the play count = 0. Fine - it's
    doing this without trouble. However, all tracks by the same artist end up
    clumped together. So I've got three 'Artist A' tracks in a row followed by
    four 'Artist B' tracks in a row...you get the idea. Would be nice if those
    tracks weren't in a solid block by artist, but were interspersed in random
    fashion.

    Does anyone know of a way to achieve that?



    Thanks in advance for any information,

    Ian


    Ian McCall Guest

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    In article <ye6Va.2427$2o3.29203newsfep4-glfd.server.ntli.net>,
    "Ian McCall" <ianeruvia.org> wrote:
    > Hi.
    >
    > Is there any way, in an iTunes smart playlist, to order tracks randomly as
    > well as select them randomly?
    >
    > For example, I'm currently staring at my 'Not Yet Played' smart playlist.
    > It's set to select 25 tracks at random where the play count = 0. Fine - it's
    > doing this without trouble. However, all tracks by the same artist end up
    > clumped together. So I've got three 'Artist A' tracks in a row followed by
    > four 'Artist B' tracks in a row...you get the idea. Would be nice if those
    > tracks weren't in a solid block by artist, but were interspersed in random
    > fashion.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a way to achieve that?
    Just activate the playlist and click the "Shuffle" button.

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