Compilation not at the very end of Coverflow

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  1. cdashd

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    On my iPod Nano 4g I have all my Singles listed as the same album as part of a compilation so that they're at the very end and don't mess with the coverflow. I tried to do this for my iPod Touch 2g but "Various Artists" is right at the end, except "Widespread Panic" is right behind it. I made sure Widespread didn't have compilation ticked

    Any ideas? I tried setting the Album Artist blank for the Singles and Widespread I tried leaving it blank or putting it as Widespread Panic.
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    This is an iPod touch General chat forum?

    Post in the OT, or I think theres a regular iPod forum.
    Look around, thats why you have 0 replies.

    Im surprised I even answered this...

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    Should have read the rest of your post...

    Its just how the iPod touch 2G is, I dont think theres anything you can do about it.
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    ah 1 of the slight short comings of the touch
    not as bad as the black album artwork bug i'm having now though :/ or that I can't use mp3gain on songs already on it
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    What black album artwork bug?
    That only happens on iTunes, when youre trying to add cover art.
    It shows up black, but the regular album artwork shows on iPod touch.
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    i figured a fix for the coverflow.. I have to drag every bugged artwork to my desktop and back again
    but there are still a lot of black ones in artist view.. gotta figure out howto fix that next
    actually i have the opposite case.. a lot of them show up in iTunes but they didn't on the Touch, some would show but only from the sideview etc.. not a big deal now just gotta figure out artist view

    if I can figure that out, then I really enjoy everything about the touch other than how its managed by the PC.. wish I could use 3rd party managers or run mp3gain. multitasking may be a bit of a shortcoming too but nothing big. I'd like a shuffle by artist feature also..
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    Good job figuring it out.

    As for "shuffle by artist", what do you mean by that?
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    Oops, I meant Album view earlier.. Anyways it seems the drag and drop trick works for that as well.. maybe not though

    Shuffle by artists selects an Artist>Album>Song randomly rather than just Song randomly. Song Shuffle plays whatever I have the largest discography most frequently. If the Artist were randomly chosen then a song within their discography I'd have the same probability of hearing an artist with 1 Song as I do an artist with 20 Albums.
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    That might be a good idea for an application developer to try out...
    I dont think it will have a lot of users though.

    Couldnt you just keep shuffling and most of the time it will select different artists, right?
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    yeah but usually i'll get the same artist several times until i finally get.. the next band that i get nonstop a few times. If you have a few artist with large discographies (i had like 20 albums for a couple artists, i had to set a cap of 6 albums) it's pretty annoying that you can't just leave shuffle alone. I'm just wishing since I never see mp3 players with this feature but I think it's a pretty democratic method of shuffle.

    It'd be the same crowd as this app, though they're different types of shuffles
    http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/6/instinctiv-iphone-smart-shuffle
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    Small price to pay for a great product though..

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    Maybe 3.1 firmware will have an option similar to that.
    I wouldnt count on it though.

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