Old 16th January 2021, 02:11   #1
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Shuffle Mode With A Difference

I would like to see a shuffle mode that prioritises tracks that have played the fewest times. I'm finding the current shuffle mode keeps selecting the same old songs, or at least it feels like it. So it would be nice if the shuffle mode would check any tracks that have never played, then it would check any track that's only played once, and so on and so forth.
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Old 26th January 2021, 19:39   #2
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Seconded.
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Old 17th February 2022, 14:33   #3
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Yes please. Also make random actually mean random ...
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Old 18th February 2022, 00:57   #4
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Turning on the shuffle feature in Winamp does, in fact, cause a random play order. Random means that it's possible that a file plays again before all the other playlist entries have played.

What you want is accomplished by randomizing the current playlist and then letting it play in order, that way it plays every entry only once before repeating the entire playlist.

If using either the "Winamp Modern" or "Classic" skin look at the bottom of the playlist window. Click on [Misc], then [Sort], then [Randomize list]. Then turn the playlist shuffling feature off.

You can also randomize the current playlist by hitting [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[R].
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Old 21st February 2022, 10:53   #5
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TT,

please have a look at these links:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=380898

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=351953

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=456656

do u think there is any chance u can take what is described there, the math, and make it a plugin?

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Old 18th April 2022, 21:00   #6
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Hi folks
If you want to hear really randomized titles (and not always the same ones):
* Use the "Never Played" list of the library instead of the standard audio list
* Randomize it in the playlist window (Misc->Sort->Randomize)
* Activate the shuffle button
* Activate the Playlist File Remover plugin

Once you have played all the titles of your library the Never Played list is empty. You can then create a smart view called "Less played" with this condition :
Play count equals or is below 3
and use it instead of the "Never played" list.

Have fun
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Old 28th April 2022, 20:39   #7
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But can this randomizing be a permanent setting?

Or would I have to, one way or another to randomize every single time [thus a need stipulated in the opening post of this thread]?
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Old 21st May 2022, 22:05   #8
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TT,

please have a look at these links:

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I have been looking for this type of information for a while!

Thanks!

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Old 22nd May 2022, 19:52   #9
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I have been looking for this type of information for a while!

Thanks!

gfr92y
r u going to try to implement it somehow?

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Old 23rd May 2022, 17:51   #10
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I am thinking about it. The biggest issue is the steep learning curve!
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Old 26th July 2022, 19:14   #11
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I kindly repeat my question:
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But can this randomizing be a permanent setting?
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