FS#5338 - Insert Random Folders
Opened by Mike Schmitt (Falco98) - Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 16:50 GMT
Last edited by Jonathan Gordon (jdgordon) - Thursday, 29 June 2006, 03:58 GMT
I propose that the context-menu for folders (specifically those containing other folders) be given a new context-menu option similar to "insert shuffled", but in which only the folders are mixed up, and the tracks are left to play in-order (creating a "random CD" effect).
There are currently at least 3 other feature requests open for this general idea: one proposes that, in normal play, once a folder is completed, the "next track" be chosen from a randomly-selected folder. Another proposes a list of all playlists be kept, and one chosen at random. Yet another requests that the "next track" be chosen from a random "album" listing in TagCache.
What I ask for here is fundamentally different, and IMHO would be easier to implement ('insert recursive folders' and 'insert shuffled' are already there, so there's plenty of example code to work with), and easier to test (just view the playlist generated, see how random it is, make sure it contains all subfolders, etc). Plus if anyone is really familiar with playlist.c, it may even be possible to do without having to create whole new functions.
[working patch here: http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/?getfile=11854]
Monday, 09 October 2006, 11:25 GMT
Reason for closing: Rejected
Additional comments about closing: random folder advance is in so this wont be accepted