Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143612
Rhythmbox imperfect shuffle
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:47:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
During any playlist, there's not only a high chance of the same song
coming up twice, but twice-in-a-row.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Couldn't Reproduce (It just happens)
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start a playlist (more than 1-2 titles)
2.Enjoy the songs
Actual Results: With a list of 100+ titles, it will sometimes play
the exact same song twice; not a remix, not a similar song- the same
one. Isn't there any check for this?
Expected Results: The songs should be at least a little more
balanced, and never play the same thing twice with hundreds of titles
in the list.
A good example of a shuffler is at IMMS, a plugin for XMMS. They go
to great lengths to rate and record the last-play time for each title.
Plus, it's mature, solid, code that really does what it's
advertising. I'm not on the project or anything, just a happy user of
something that worked better than expected.
A year later and not even one comment on this bug, much less any kind of change.
RB is still the nice-looking, player that's easy to access titles.
But after a year of such a simple bug, as well as the "playing a spurt" of other
songs before a change tells me I've been wasting my time. I'm gonna solve the
problem: I'm going back to XMMS with IMMS.
Nevermind, guys! See ya!