Prevent iTunes from auto-playing videos on shuffle

Do you ever listen to your iTunes library on shuffle only to have a music video pop-up instead of a song? Here is a simple hack to allow a seamless music listening experience.

  1. Go to File > New > Smart Playlist
  2. Change “Artist” to “Media Kind”. Then it should read “is Music”
  3. Click OK

You’ll see a new Smart Playlist in the left column. You can rename it if you like. Since it’s a “Smart” Playlist, it will automatically add new audio files anytime you add new songs to your library. Next time you want to listen to your library on shuffle, just play this playlist instead and you will avoid obnoxious video pop-ups!