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    itunes library question
    Just wondering if anybody knows of a solution to my little issue...

    I have a bunch of mp3 files i want to add to itunes so i can put them on my ipod, but the trick is i don't want them to be in the "music".
    The reason being that it is audio files to help me learn a second language, i want them on my ipod but i don't want gaelic lessons coming on randomly when it's set to shuffle.

    I am almost sure there is a simple way but i can't find it.... sure i will kick myself when i find out.

    Thanks

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    as far as I know there is no way to exclude songs from shuffle, it just shuffles all of your music

    the way to go would be to make a playlist of all your songs, except those you don't want to shuffle - then, just play your new playlist

    (playlists don't copy songs, it just links to the file)

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    Assuming you are using iTunes 9 - don't remember if this was here in previous versions...

    right click the files in question and select Get Info
    head for the Options tab
    put a check next to Skip When Shuffling
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Assuming you are using iTunes 9 - don't remember if this was here in previous versions...

    right click the files in question and select Get Info
    head for the Options tab
    put a check next to Skip When Shuffling
    nice one

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    In Itunes 8 and above, select the tracks you want to change.

    Select get into (or command-i) and in the pop-up window select the options tag.

    Under the media type menu you see select Audiobooks - there are other options, but this is the one I would recommend.

    Now your language lessons will appear in Audiobooks and not come up when you put your music on shuffle.

    This is what I do with some of the spoken word broadcasts I have on my pod
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    That'll work also. I keep forgetting about that since I spent so much time the hard way in iTunes 7 getting my books moved to the Audiobooks folder. And still use Audiobooks Builder from time to time for creating chapter markers in them.
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    guess I'm falling behind lately

    sry for my missleading post

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    Nice one guys, many thanks!!!

    I did the audiobook theing (knew it would be something simple).
    At least now i know a few different ways round the issue.

    Again thanks a lot

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