Quote: Originally Posted by Silamanagic
When I select several bands or albums to play from my music collection, and select SHUFFLE, some bands/albums get played over and over again while some don't get played at all. I don't usually have the time, or ambition to create a custom playlist every time I want to hear particular bands or albums. It seems that if I select 5 different albums, select Add to Now Playing, and each album is containing the same number of songs, statistically I should be hearing a proportional number of songs from each album. But this is not even close to the case and is totally annoying! I've heard the same song replayed multiple times before a single track is played once. HELP PLEASE!
BTW- Almost all of my music is unrated so that shouldn't be a factor.
I am afraid that shuffle is not truly random. It uses and algorithm for what get played next and that can be determined by sponsored artists, number of plays, tracks, etc.
the very same thing has driven me crazy with iTunes for years. With over 18,000 songs I dont want to make 14,000 play lists.
I found in iTunes that the way the songs are sorted has some effect (ie If I pick genre, or number of skips, etc) helps
Sorry I cant be more helpful