View Full Version : I had an idea
22nd May 2000, 23:32
I think you should at least have an option to have Winamp delete a song from the playlist after playing. That way you could set it on shuffle and not have to worry about hearing one twice, see?? Or maybe there already is such an option and I just didn't look hard enough haahha
24th May 2000, 01:42
http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/mad.gifWE DONT NEED SUCH POSTS. i understand you just wanted to post something, but winamp fooled you: it will never play the same song twice in shuffleplay. http://forums.winamp.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
verify what you say next time!
Actually I think it will unless the loop option is OFF :razz:
24th May 2000, 03:58
I can verify on my 517 song playlist that when Repeat and Shuffle are checked, it will play some of the songs more than once before it plays others. As an example (assuming all your files are MP3s), try going to plugins and getting the properties for the MPEG decompressor Plugin by Nullsoft. The last part of the dialog which allows you to customize the play list entries Winamp displays. To the end of the strind, add the string ' (Played)'. Then, while you listen you your playlist, all the songs you have listened to will be marked 'played'. You will notice with a list like mine that Winamp will occasionally begin playing a song that was already marked as Played even though there are some some songs it has yet to play.
Though I don't agree with your original wish (if it's an option I think 99%+ of users would have it disabled), you could be satisfied by turning the 'repeat' off as that will guarentee that it will stop when all your songs have played exactly once.
Now, what DOES bother me with Winamp is when I try to play the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Soundtrack CD 'She's the One', the so-called Random order is ALWAYS:
1 3 6 8 2 11 14 (stop because of a bug in the CD Reader plugin) 5 13 7 4 9 12 10 and back to 1, repeat. Not very Random, eh? There must be some prime number in the randomiser which is a denominator of some track timing such as CD length. Seems they should just seed the random number generator from the system clock and generate the 'random' list a certain number of levels deep. I think the level of Random nature is a taste issue. I know sometimes I like the idea that there is a chance that the exact same track can be repeated twice (and this has happend on a 10 - 15 track CD on Winamp at least once) so there should be no previous track history. On the other hand, if the Track History was long enough to remember the entire CD, a 'purely random' result would be my experience with 'She's the One' (with respect to always repeating the same sequence, not always using the same sequence -- using the same sequence is annoying) since that is how you would guarentee that the time between repeats is maximized. This result is also achievable by turning off shuffle and then going to the 'Randomize List' menu item in the 'Sort' Menu (top selection of the 4th button on the Play List). If the playlist memory is configurable, say by percent, then one could specify 0% for completely random, 100% for fixed random sequence and say 50% for semi-random -- where after about 1/2 way through the play list, you have a chance of hearing the first song you heard again and at any given moment after that, there only 1/2 of the songs in your playlist are likely to come up.
Just a thought.
Be Seeing You,
24th May 2000, 04:29
My solution to having a non repeating HUGE playlist is just create the huge playlist - then click Sort-Randomize a few times and save/play it w/o "repeat" selected.
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