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Random play

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Random play

I've put this here as it isn't an issue as such but more of an observation and little rant...
Why do programmers today find it difficult to make a random play option just that.
I find many players on the PC and even the one in the car frequently play the same tracks again in the same order as last time and that tracks get repeated before all tracks in a list have been played.
I know it's not a big problom in the scheme of life but it does somewhat irritate me Roll eyes

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Re: Random play

that sounds random to me, what you want is shuffle.
random could be any track at any time, the same track repeated ad nauseum (sp), shuffle is where tracks are played once but in a non sequential order.
if you have an iDevice then it's definitely not random and plays them in the same order most times, there is an article on it somewhere..

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Re: Random play

GOM player has a "shuffle" facility... and it is a real good player too !... cos its FREE... !  Cheesy