FS#901 - Shuffle option not working

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Scott W (scott1598) - Monday, 10 February 2003, 22:08 GMT
Last edited by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Friday, 05 December 2003, 09:34 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 1.4
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


I just bought my Archos Studio 20 and downloaded
Rock box which I really like. I am an average PC user.
not versed in programming or developing or anything
like that.
When I set my shuffle option to 'Yes' it doesn't seem
to shuffle the songs and randomly play in playlist. I
press the + key and it merely changes in sequential
order. What do I need to do?
Also, I have the play first selected set to 'No' so that
the jukebox will randomly pick a song when it starts
playing. This doesn't seem to work as it always plays
the first song in the playlist.
I am not sure if I did this correctly, but any help to
these minor problems will be so much appreciated.
Thanks again!

This task depends upon

Closed by  Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Friday, 05 December 2003, 09:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Comment by Jason Tye (tracktheripper) - Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 00:39 GMT

Ive had no trouble with Shuffle mode.
Comment by Eric Linenberg (elinenbe) - Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 00:54 GMT

works A-OK here.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 00:59 GMT

I've deleted and re-downloaded rock box and still the same
results. Is there something I am perhaps not doing
correctly? Any more help would be so appreciated and
thanks for the responses already.
Comment by Jason Tye (tracktheripper) - Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 11:27 GMT

Are you having problems shuffling Directories or Playlists?

If it works on Directories but not Playlists check your
Playlists. See if your Playlists play in a program such as
Winamp or Windows Media Player.

Your Playlists may be corrupted.

Sorry but Ive had no problems whatsoever with Shuffle mode
and I simply can't understand why you are having trouble.
Comment by Scott W (scott1598) - Tuesday, 11 February 2003, 12:51 GMT

Thanks so much for help. I think I was mistaken..the
playlists are shuffling..I was confused because the track #
was consecutive and that was it..the songs were being
randomized, only the # was sequential. Sorry for the
trouble. BTW..can you shuffle between all directories and
not just an individual playlist?
Also, I am not that versed in Winamp, I simply create
folders in it easier with Winamp? Thanks again for all.
Comment by Jason Tye (tracktheripper) - Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 00:12 GMT

glad to be of service :)

You can only shuffle within a playlist or the directory that you
are in. You can't shuffle across different folders. You have to
make a playlist if you want to shuffle across different folders.