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Old 10-24-2004, 03:29 AM
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FIX: For when your ipod skips over songs

So today is my first visit to the ipod lounge and I came here because my brand new ipod mini started randomly skipping songs. I have 920 songs added (just under 4 megs free out of 4 gigs). I figured it had something to do with the fact that the ipod might have been overloaded with songs and couldn't figure out there were so many songs. But then I read all the other posts about people having problems with their ipods skipping over songs.

Now I came up with a solution that I found kind of randomly. If you connect your ipod to your computer, open itunes then play each and every song on your ipod in itunes (even just for a second) then it seems to NOT skip over it anymore when you have the ipod disconnected and you are just using it normally. Now maybe this is just coincidince, but I know it has worked for multiple playlists.

I am about to install a macro to go through all my songs and have it click "next" for me all 900+ times!

Has anyone else tried this or had success or am I just getting lucky? Any Ideas?
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:25 AM
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UPDATE:
Just finished using iTunes to play all songs on the iPod (mini). NO MORE SKIPPING OF SONGS. Hopefully this ins't a temporary fix, but we shall see...

if you need a good macro go to www.download.com and search macro, the first one works well enough. I've used better but it was fast.

So to highlight, if you are having problems with your ipod skipping over songs (the song will come up for a second and then go directly to the next song without playing) here is how you can fix it.

Connect ipod to your computer
click directly on "my ipod" and see all your songs
then play EVERY song. if you only have a few then just hit next
if you have tons of songs use a macro to have it do something like : DOWN ARROW, delay 10 ms, enter, delay 10 ms, DOWN ARROW

Hope this helps.... someone else try it who is having this problem.
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I am gonna try this once I have my iPod...so the best macro would be Workspace Macro Pro - Automation Edition 5.0??????

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So you have to go through *every* song in iTunes for this to work? I tried doing it with just the songs that weren't working because I wasn't sure what you meant, and it still doesn't work. Also, do you mean play the songs in the library?

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Um, idk man, I have done what similar to what you said, and sometimes my 'pod will skip one, possibly 2 songs.

Although its only happend once in a blue moon.

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Swirly: No not your library. In iTunes when your ipod pops up, click on it (not any of the playlists) and ALL of your songs come up. Then play ALL of them... even if just for a split second. I used a macro to have it go through auctomatically. It took about 20 minutes to resolve the issue on all 920+ songs I had on my mini.
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Swirly: No not your library. In iTunes when your ipod pops up, click on it (not any of the playlists) and ALL of your songs come up. Then play ALL of them... even if just for a split second. I used a macro to have it go through auctomatically. It took about 20 minutes to resolve the issue on all 920+ songs I had on my mini.
Try going through 9K+

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Ah, I see...I was confused because my iPod is set on automatic update, so you can't play songs by clicking directly on the iPod in iTunes. I set it to manual though, and I'm going to try the macro solution.
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:09 AM
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Nevermind, I figured it out.

Awesome, it worked!

Thanks for the advice.

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I have 40 gigs about 2700 tracks, I can't manually go through all of them. Can someone send me the macro or tell me how to do it?



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blazo_iPod: Get Workspace Macro Pro (I have 5.0)... the trial works fine. Then just have it "learn" a new macro where you have it double click on the first file on your iPod then hit down and then enter... then just have it repeat until you tell it to stop at a turbocharged rate. Easy breazy... I'm glad it worked for you swirly, I knew it would.... EVERYONE who has this problem should try this before they send it back to apple. I'm not sure why it works, but I'm glad it does!
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OMG OMG OMG


IT WORKED. IT TOTALLY WORKED.


I have my 40gig iPod 99% full, with about 3000 tracks (lots of them are 60+ minute dj mixes) and using that macro worked (on free downloads.com). IT REALLY WORKED.



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Old 11-01-2004, 12:28 AM
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Instead of having the macro hit down enter wouldn't it be speedier for it to just hit the right arrow key?
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>Instead of having the macro hit down enter wouldn't it be speedier for it to just hit the right arrow key?


Yup, thats what I did. In the macro, you can control how long the idle activity is before a mouse click, so you can make it for exactly 1 second. Took about 2-3 hours I think for me.



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this thread should be a sticky. this is a good fix.
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