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Subject: Re: Random Playing
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-12-13


On Sat, 14 Dec 2002, Farhad Nabet wrote:

> As you probably know, there're 2 different types of random playing. One's
> the procedure of programs like JetAudio that plays 100% random, it may play
> a song sequentially; but it's a bit different in other players (like
> WinAmp) that they play a list fully random, but they don't play a song
> again, until they play whole songs in entire playlist, then begin to
> re-play songs.
>
> Which one's Rockbox's procedure? I like both!

We select to call it 'shuffle' for exactly this reason.

Rockbox does the way you say Winamp does above. It plays the songs randomly
but not again until all songs have been played.

> Can you write a code for it to be selectable in menu?

We could possibly do that, but we've never had anyone request this before,
AFAIK! :-)

Also, "truly random" kills the resume and the next/prev functionality we have
so nicely today.

> (You must save played songs (their tags) and compare them with new
> generated random number, not to be the same (in second way (WinAmp)))

No we don't. We do it smarter than that!

-- 
Daniel "Bagder" Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/



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