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Subject: Re: new rockbox playlist format

Re: new rockbox playlist format

From: Martin Borus <>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:20:30 +0100

These three are needed for this:
> - loop structure (Example: Loop 20 {pick one random from current hits
> directory; pick one random from alltimefavorites-playlist } )
> Your example might be implemented as such:
> ! config shuffle: on
> ! match recursive shuffle count=20 /current-hits
> ! match shuffle count=20 /playlists/alltimefavorites.m3u

Will this make sure that no two current hits get played in a row?

If I just select 20 songs of each playlist/directory and shuffle the
result, I might get half an hour of 80s songs and then several
new songs in a row.

My goal is to create a fixed structure for selecting random songs.
Your suggested playlist extension almost make this possible.

This is just like most radio stations work. Looping is not really necessary,

but makes it really easy to write a format playlist that defines
what lists/directories to choose from to fill an evening-long playlist.

I wrote a longer description on this in 2002. The ideas behind it
are still current :)

Received on 2005-12-11

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