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[ipod] How to skip to 'next album' at once
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Ilja
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May 10, 2003, 02:36 PM
 
I always play my playlists randomly per album, however I just can't figure out howto go to the next or previous album in one click, instead of skipping every track until the next album has come...

In itunes you can go to the next album by holding down the options key and the arrow. Is there such a functionality on the ipod as well?
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May 11, 2003, 12:09 PM
 
no-one?
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May 11, 2003, 02:43 PM
 
I don't know, but would be very interested if you find out.....
     
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May 12, 2003, 05:59 AM
 
Guess you can't... Wonder why: it's a pain in the ass to have to click ten times before going to the next album...
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May 13, 2003, 10:37 AM
 
didn't anybody notice this before?
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May 13, 2003, 02:45 PM
 
Especially a pain because when you skip songs like that you force the ipod to access its harddrive more than usual and thus decrease battery life. I love having my itunes playlist on random and letting it shuffle through the 2000 or so songs I have... but when you want to skip a few songs its a giant pain on the ipod where it goes so smoothly in itunes... I wish that you could just skip ahead by song name without the ipod loading each song to play always
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May 13, 2003, 06:02 PM
 
In my opinion, holding down the "next" button on the remote or unit should move to the next album instead of fast-forwarding. You can already move to any point in the song by pressing the center button, so why have two fast forwards and no "skip album?"
     
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May 13, 2003, 10:02 PM
 
I agree that there should be some way to do this, but you don't have to click ten times unless you are using the remote. It's easier to use the menu button to go back to the albums listing and then select the next album. The same goes for skipping ahead a few songs -- it's easier to use the menu system than to click the "forward button" since you can skip directly to a particular song.
     
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May 14, 2003, 03:15 AM
 
Originally posted by Icruise:
I agree that there should be some way to do this, but you don't have to click ten times unless you are using the remote. It's easier to use the menu button to go back to the albums listing and then select the next album. The same goes for skipping ahead a few songs -- it's easier to use the menu system than to click the "forward button" since you can skip directly to a particular song.
exactly - Menu->menu->rotate finger a couple of degrees on scroll wheel->select->select.

...takes about 0.5 seconds
     
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May 14, 2003, 07:38 AM
 
Originally posted by Icruise:
I agree that there should be some way to do this, but you don't have to click ten times unless you are using the remote. It's easier to use the menu button to go back to the albums listing and then select the next album. The same goes for skipping ahead a few songs -- it's easier to use the menu system than to click the "forward button" since you can skip directly to a particular song.
I'm not too sure about this, but if I'm correct if you do this then after doing this it won't play the playlist randomly anymore (I have tried it before), it will stop playing after playing that album, since you select an individual album, rather that the playlist at random.

But I'm not 100% sure about this.

Still I think a functionality like this should be added. iTunes has it, so why not the iPod?
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May 14, 2003, 09:53 AM
 
That's possible. I always randomize by song within playlists so I don't really know.
     
   
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