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Subject: Quick Entire Disk Random???
From: George Styles (george_at_ripnet.co.uk)
Date: 2002-12-13


What I would really love would be a top-level menu options, which
automatically loads a fixed filename playlist (say \all.m3u or
.rockbox\main.m3u) and puts it on shuffle...

maybe the option would only appear if that file existed, to save annoying
people who dont like/want this

would save me a lot of time when flipping between 'random entire disk' and
'one album in order' modes

what do others think? would be v. easy to implement (i would do it myself if
any interest...)

g

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Stenberg" <daniel_at_haxx.se>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: Random Playing

> 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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