Old 17th June 2015, 06:39   #1
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Winamp selfishly changes songs order in my playlist!

Hello.

So I have this playlist that has around 10000 songs in it (don't know if relevant). I basically randomized all songs I have in my music folder... and then saved the playlist.
Everytime I need to turn off my computer, I write down the number of song so that I know where I left off. This morning the song under the number I wrote down last night didn't correspond with my memory. I'll present it like this:

My playlist last night:

670. : Song A
671. : Song B

My playlist this morning:

670. : Song A
671. : Song C
672. : Song B

Unfortunately, I don't know where "song c" was last night, it's possible that it followed after "song B", still...

Is it something that winamp just does? I kinda have problem with it. (I know it doesn't remember the order of songs with the same name, if you have it sorted in alphabetical order)
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 17th June 2015, 12:42   #2
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Have you kept track of your playlist this way for many days? How many?
How many times have you noticed this difference? Is the first and only time?

If this was a one time thing, it will be almost impossible to investigate.
If this behaviour happens every time you turn off your computer, then maybe you have a problem.

I don't know how to reproduce that behaviour and therefore can't offer a solution.
If it keeps happening, you could start investigating by running in safe mode.

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Old 17th June 2015, 14:34   #3
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I do it 'keeping track of my playlist(s)' for many years - (with different playlist, of course), since I started using winamp. The playlist to which this problem concerns and my "counting process" was started a month ago 'ish. This happened for the first time ever (at least I hope, could have happened without me noticing).

So if it's only one time thing, I can overlook it and act as nothing happened. Here - problem solved .

And if it will happen again - nothing I cannot live with.

I was just curious if it's a thing that winamp does time to time or if it's happening to some other people, too.

Anyway, thanks for your time, have a good day.
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Old 17th June 2015, 14:42   #4
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Hi Monchi,

What version of Winamp are you using? For some time now, Winamp saves 2 copies of the active playlist when Winamp is closed (i.e. the winamp.m3u and winamp.m3u8 files in the user's Winamp data folder), so that the same playlist items are loaded (in the same order) when Winamp is restarted later.

Do you close Winamp before you turn off your computer or do you let it get shutdown automatically while the computer is shutting down? Doing this may not allow Winamp enough time to save everything it needs to save during it's shutdown.

Do you have the playlist shuffle mode enabled?

Do you have the Advanced Playback Setting "When loading multiple files, sort files by name" enabled?

Are you using any plug-ins that affect the order of items in the playlist?

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Old 18th June 2015, 14:26   #5
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In the "Winamp Performance Pack" available from http://winampenthusiasts.com you will find 2 addons that will help.
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One is an undo system, and the other remembers where you were, and if you were paused or playing.

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Old 18th June 2015, 14:49   #6
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Quote:
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One is an undo system, and the other remembers where you were, and if you were paused or playing.
If you are referring to the "Playlist Undo" plug-in for 'undo system' and the "Time Restore & Autoplay" plug-in for 'remembers where you were', then these are 2 of DrO's plug-ins. For those who don't want to use Facebook, they can be downloaded from his website (http://winampplugins.co.uk/plugins.html).

Unfortunately, most of DrO's great plug-ins are no longer available. Some of the features they provided have been added to the native Winamp code and others maybe added going forward.

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