Smart Shuffle Mode Winamp Development The free customizable Winamp media player that plays mp3 + other audio files, syncs your iPod, subscribes to Podcasts and more. Plus shuffle prevents repeats until the entire playlist is done. If you want, you can select individual songs and the are shuffled as if they are the entire album. It's harder to describe than to do: configure play mode to shuffle albums. If you're like me - and I know I am: add library to list play. But you can be more selective.
This brief tutorial will show you how to use Winamp to manage your iPod.
Winamp Ipod Shuffle
- First, make sure to enable disk use on your iPod by connecting it and opening iTunes (if it doesn’t auto-launch). Select your iPod and then click the Settings tab. Scroll down to the Options section and remove the check from the box labeled Open iTunes when this iPod is attached. Then place a check in the Enable disk use box (if it isn’t checked already). Click Apply.
- Exit out of iTunes, and confirm that your iPod has now mounted itself as a drive.
- Download and install Winamp if you haven’t yet. If you opt to create a custom installation, make sure to leave the iPod support selection in Portable Media Player Support (which is a part of the Winamp Library) checked.
- Launch Winamp and if the Media Library window doesn’t appear, select View and then Media Library.
- In the left column of the Media Library window, select your iPod from the Portables list. Any files currently on your iPod will be displayed.
- To add music to your iPod, open the Playlist window, add some songs to it and then right-click those songs. From the pop-up menu select Send to: and then choose your iPod.
- You’ll see a percentage status indicator as the files are sent to your iPod.
- The files listed on your iPod may not refresh on their own. Just click Portables…
- … and then click your iPod again. All of the files you just sent to your iPod will now be listed.
- You can eject your iPod right from within Winamp by clicking the Eject button in the bottom right corner of the Media Library window.
Winamp Shuffle Software
All I did after the Winamp installation from the admin account, was log off, log on to the guest account, open up Winamp, select the 'modern' skin (because it prompts you for a skin choice when you first run Winamp), add about 10 songs to the playlist, turn on shuffle, push play, and begin pushing 'next' to see if songs were picked randomly or in the unwanted, sequential, order. Sure enough, it jumps straight to the last song, then the first, second, third, etc. straight thru.
Shuffle works when I go back into the admin account and do the same thing in Winamp. And, like I said earlier, it works on the guest account if I make the guest account part of the Administrators group.
Someone in another forum suggested deleting %appdata%/winamp/winamp.ini while Winamp is closed.
Tried deleting that file. I also noticed that I don't have an 'appdata' environment variable, so I added that (set to 'C:Documents and SettingsGuestApplication Data'), restarted, deleted winamp.ini. Still no luck. I even tried going into the 'Administrative Tools'->'Local Security Settings' program, and under 'Local Policies'->'User Rights Assignment', for every policy that had the Administrators group, I added the Guests group. So you'd think that this would make the Guest account have the same access as it does when I make it a member of the Administrators group in the 'Computer Management' program. But that didn't work either (and I did try restarting the computer after doing that). My plan was to do that, see that it works, then start removing the Guests group from each policy one by one until shuffle stopped working. Then I'd know what policy that the Guest account needed to be a part of to use shuffle.
So still, the only way I've gotten it to work is by making the Guest account a member of the Administrators group. This sauce is weak.