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Subject: RE: Shuffle playlists (sometimes)
From: Henri DAVID (
Date: 2003-03-07

yes this would be nice !!!

i think (4.) is a bit wierd.... and that (2 would be simpler (4.)
but i don't like the idea of putting information next to a file when we can
put it INTO the file...

i like the idea of (2.), like playlists with an extension .m3ur for instance


> On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Johan Vromans wrote:
> > I have a number of playlists. Sometimes I want to play a
> playlist straight,
> > sometimes I want to play it shuffled. In general, I want straight play
> > except for certain playlists. So I'm considering:
> >
> > 1. An additional shuffle setting: "once".
> > The next Play command will shuffle, and reset it to "straight".
> > 2. Mark a playlist that it should be played shuffled. A distinct
> > extension, or some special data in the first line.
> > 3. A keypress (or combination thereof) that will have the next Play
> > command executed in shuffle mode.
> There's this even more generic and in my view even better suggestion:
> 4. Put a .cfg file next to the playlist using the same name (only
> a different extension), and then when we load the playlist,
> we check if
> there is a particular .cfg for it and then use/load that one.
> Regarding number three, toggling shuffle is easily done using the
> quick-screen on F2 (for recorders).
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- --

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