How to set iTunes 11 in shuffle or repeat mode via applescript

Part 1: How to turn off iTunes shuffle on Mac and Windows through iTunes menu

Shuffle within iTunes is a feature that enables music to shuffle between songs in a library. By turning this feature on, you are going to play back music files in a shuffle mode. If you turn this feature off, songs within iTunes won’t be played in a shuffle mode, but in order or other modes. Sometimes, users might have selected to enable the shuffle option intentionally but forgot to turn off it, or shuffle mode might have been turned on accidentally or inadvertently. In such cases, iTunes would automatically shuffle songs in a music library. You could turn off shuffle in iTunes on Mac and Windows computers easily. There are a few methods for you to do this. You could directly click the little shuffle button to turn shuffle feature off or on directly in iTunes. Also, you could turn off shuffle on iTunes via the iTunes menu options. The below steps would show you how to turn off Shuffle on iTunes on Mac and Windows computer via iTunes menu options. 1. On your Windows or Mac computer, open iTunes program. You could start playing any music as you like now. 2. On the menu bar of iTunes, go to the “Control” menu option and open it. 3. Scroll down to the “Shuffle” option on the drop-down panel and click it.

4. You could then see options including On and Off on the upper side and Songs, Album and Groupings options on the down side. To turn off shuffle on iTunes, choose Off option. You could decide to apply the shuffle setting to Songs, Album or Groupings here as you like. This should help you completely stop shuffling in iTunes on Mac OS or Windows. The operations on Mac OS and Windows are the same. If you find that your iTunes still shuffles songs after finishing the above settings, you could relaunch iTunes to make sure every setting is activated.


Part 3: How to turn off shuffle on Apple Music

Besides questions on turning off shuffle on iTunes, some iPhone users have problems in turning off shuffle on Apple Music on their iPhone devices, like this one: “How to turn off shuffle in Apple Music on iPhone iOS 10.1.1? When I play any album in Apple Music on my iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 10.1.1, the tracks are shuffled. i.e. when I press the >> button some track other than the next one is played. The only icon related to shuffling that I can see anywhere in the app is ‘Shuffle all’. When I play an album I want to hear the tracks in the original order. How do I achieve this?” On Apple Music, you could shuffle or repeat a song for listening. However, these 2 options have been hidden. You could follow the below steps to learn how to turn off shuffle on Apple Music: 1. On your iPhone, open Music app. And then play back any song in Apple Music app. 2. Tap the bar at the bottom where you see the album art, currently playing song and play/pause and next song controls. 3. You get a sheet overlay which seems to end at the bottom of the screen, but if you scroll this down (drag up on the screen) you find the controls for shuffle and repeat.

4. Click on the shuffle button to turn on shuffle mode, or click the repeat button to play songs in repeat mode. 5. Now you have successfully turned off shuffle on Apple Music on your iPhone. You could turn off shuffle on Apple Music on other iOS devices like iPad and iPod in the same way mentioned above. It should be noted that with the update of iOS, the shuffle and repeat panel might be switched to other places. However, the basic operation would stay the same.

Manage space on iPod shuffle

You can maximise the number of songs that fit on your iPod shuffle.

  1. Connect your device to your computer.

  2. In the iTunes app on your PC, click the Device button near the top left of the iTunes window.

  3. Click Summary (iPod shuffle 3rd generation or later only).

  4. Do either of the following:

    • Maximise the number of songs that fit on the device: Select “Convert higher bit rate songs to 128kbps AAC”.

    • Make more space available on the device: Drag the songs you don’t want to the Recycle Bin, then empty the Recycle Bin.


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