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Subject: Re: Quick Entire Disk Random???
From: Chris Weakland (ChrisWeakland_at_comcast.net)
Date: 2002-12-14


Yes I would love to have this feature!!!

Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Styles" <george_at_ripnet.co.uk>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: Quick Entire Disk Random???

> 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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