Problem with 'shuffle' control in iTunes on laptop

  Bluesman2009 15:45 24 Apr 2018

I have two issues which both relate to iTunes.

The first is that I transferred my iTunes library from my previous MacBook Pro laptop to a newer MacBook Pro. In doing so, it appeared that at the time of the transfer iTunes on the original MackBook Pro (which for simplicity I will refer to as MBP1) was set to ‘shuffle songs’. After the transfer of the songs to my newer MacBook Pro (which I will refer to as MBP2) the iTunes on the MBP2 would only play the songs on a ‘shuffle’ basis. Under ‘Controls’ I could switch off the ‘shuffle’ command, but this would make no difference to the order that the songs were played. They were still being shuffled - even with the control showing as being switched off.

The second issue is that, recently, I downloaded five digital albums via the internet and added them to iTunes, all were from the same artist (Joe Bonamassa). Now, when I switch on iTunes, still fixed in ‘shuffle’ mode and attempt to play music from my overall songs playlist the songs are still being ‘shuffled’, but almost without exception they are all from the digital downloads recently made from Joe Bonamassa. I can select another artist to play, but as soon as that song has completed iTunes will default to playing more Joe Bonamassa tracks on a ‘shuffle’ basis.

My MBP2 is an early 2011 15 inch running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6 with an Intel Core i7 of 2.3 GHz with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

My MBP1 is a 2006 15 inch running OS X version 10.6.8 with 2.2 GHz with an Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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