iTunes Random Play... not so random

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I have 2.04 and I have about 900 mp3s. I have it all on random and yet... almost every 3rd or 4th song is from the same group, and I really do end up hearing many of the same songs too often. Sometimes I'll hear a song I never even knew I had... but most of the time I hear repeats.

Is there anyway to edit this? Make it 'more' random? Does anyone esle have this?

If anything, I've noticed that WinAMPs random feature is worse than iTunes.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    You know, I was thinking the same thing about random playback on my iPod. Maybe it's just coincidence but it seems to play successive songs fairly often.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    i've foudn that if you start the random play on a different song than normal, then you get a different order. try playing a song in the middle of your library, and then set it to randomly play.

    it's still not perfect, but it works.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    I've noticed the same.

    I have about 1600 songs and find it so strange that on the random setting I get songs from the same album or even right next to eachother in the list playing sequentially from time to time.

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  • Reply 4 of 6
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    same here and it pisses me off.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Damn, I'm glad I am not the only one noticing this! Pisses me off when it goes through the same songs..I have over 1200 songs but you would think that I have only 100!
  • Reply 6 of 6
    amoryaamorya Posts: 1,103member
    Don't forget, it's shuffle not random. Therefore, there's another, set order, which it will play your songs in when shuffle is turned on.

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