Songs won't shuffle during sync with wmp11

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Keith, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    Hello. Odd issue that is irritating to me. I use an 8gb USB flash drive to
    sync to for mobile listening. I always hit the "Shuffle Now" dialog before
    syncing, but the "shuffle" never "sticks". When I push "sync", the songs
    revert back to the original order (which invariably is sorted by artist).
    Very frustrating minor issue.

    BTW, I am using the 64bit version. Not sure if it actually works any better
    than the 32bit on my Vista Ultimate box, but read somewhere how to make the
    64 bit the "default" so I did.

    Any suggestions? Revert back to 32 bit and see if it has the problem?
    Anything else?
     
    Keith, Dec 14, 2008
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  2. Keith

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Which order are you referring: the files that are copied to the device, are
    *how* the files are listed on the device?
     
    zachd [MSFT], Dec 17, 2008
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  3. Keith

    Keith Guest

    Thanks for the reply zach. I drag the songs I want to sync to the right
    "sync area" and I click shuffle now, or something to that effect. The songs
    suffieciently shuffle as veiwed in the list on the right side of WMP11.

    Then I click the "Sync" button at the bottom and a new window appears with
    all the songs listed in the ORIGINAL order as when I dragged them to the sync
    window. Syncing has begun by now, and I can no longer shuffle the songs in
    this window.

    The songs are coming from a WHS box so perhaps after "shuffling", I am not
    waiting long enough for the files to actually "move around"? Not sure.

    BTW, the songs appear (are copied to) on the device in the order they were
    synced...i.e., NOT shuffled.
     
    Keith, Dec 17, 2008
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  4. Keith

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Oh: are you in the Library tab when you click Shuffe List Now? It sounds
    like you're in that pane instead of the Sync pane. Thus you're shuffling a
    temporary playlist that gets thrown out and the new Sync list is built off
    of the old list (?).
     
    zachd [MSFT], Dec 19, 2008
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