• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
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  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Porphyr - 2007-03-27
Last edited by pondlife - 2007-12-21

FS#6915 - Random Album Selection from Database

I am missing a feature that was originally my main reason for buying an iPod: Random Album selection.
That’s the way I like listening to my music: I listen to complete albums from start to the end. I like the player to randomly suggest an album for me and if it does not fit my mood, I jump the next suggestion.

It seems to me that this is not easily possible with configuration.

I checked out the source from SVN and started looking around, started getting an impression on the database concepts, but I’m still missing the final clue on how to implement something like this. I mean, of course I’d prefer if somebody implemented that for me, but I would also be happy, if someone could give me some good hints…

One option I’d see would be some menu entry that creates a playlist of all albums in the database randomized (preferably together with a playback control button that allows to skip to the next album)
Second one would be a menu entry that just selects a random album and puts this into the playlist (i.e. playback stops at album end) - reselect this menu entry to get another random album)

Closed by  zagor
2007-12-21 13:32
Reason for closing:  Accepted
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Closing all feature requests.

Have you tried the random folder advance feature?

That does not help me because of the way the music is organized on the iPod: The music files are distributed over 20 folders (called F00 .. F19) in a more or less non-deterministic schema.
To avoid using the database I had to xtract the music from the iPod again and re-order it into an artist/album structure. This is cumbersome and would also prevent me from using the original firmware as a fallback - so not a real option.


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