Autoplaylists not sorting by random [#14553]

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Autoplaylists not sorting by random [#14553]

Post by martialartsguy »

I've updated from MM4 to 5, and liking it so far.

However, there are a number of autoplaylists (all imported) I have that are sorted by Random. Despite this, they do not randomize the list of songs. MM4 seemed to do this on the fly when you'd click away and then back to the playlist.

Am I doing something wrong?

EDIT: Here's a sample playlist screenshot:

https://imgur.com/auj2kZO
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Re: Autoplaylists not sorting by random

Post by Ludek »

I think that if you enable the '[x] Limit to: X files Selected by: [Random track (auto-refresh)]' row then it will work for you?
In MM5 only the "auto-refresh" variants are doing the permanent random behaviour like in MM4
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Re: Autoplaylists not sorting by random

Post by martialartsguy »

Ludek wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 4:59 am I think that if you enable the '[x] Limit to: X files Selected by: [Random track (auto-refresh)]' row then it will work for you?
In MM5 only the "auto-refresh" variants are doing the permanent random behaviour like in MM4
Thanks Ludek, you're right, and that does appear to fix the issue. It's too bad that there's not a Sort by Random (auto-refresh) option though. I don't usually like to put a limit on my music playlists (only video).
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Re: Autoplaylists not sorting by random

Post by martialartsguy »

I put in a ticket request for this. :)
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Re: Autoplaylists not sorting by random

Post by Ludek »

Hi,
this change was intentional, details in https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14553

Feel free to set the limit to something 9999999 if you prefer the 'auto-refresh' variant for all your auto-playlists
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