When you click >| (next song) when in shuffle mode when in a folder with no songs in it, but iwth sub folders with songs in them, the error appears. Fix would be to have it search inside a random subfolder for a song, then play that so you could shuffle from multiple folders. for those of us with out artists organized by folders, it would allow to shuffle between artists not just between songs.
i dont think it would be too hard. Heres the non-programming logic behind it:
List of folders, each folder has a number (line number)
OpenFolder ( Random Number Between 1 and Max Folder)
ChoseSong ( Random Number Between 1 and Max Song)
So you dont have to array every song within every folder to choose the next song. First chose a folder, then choose a song.
music files within the given folder and or subfolders, including wma, mp3, wav, etc. then it has to dump the results into a temporary container, database, grid control, whatever, then it has to number all of the results, or assign a number to each song, then it has to pick at random one of the numbers(songs). It would only have to do the search once, but what if you added music later, then it would have to do the search again. This is just not an efficient way to do it, plus all of the extra coding that it would take to make it perform this. Making the program do this would just add some major lags while running and the potential for errors and failures. I have demo'd streetdeck, and it has a feature where you can sort your music by album or artist, etc. But it is very inconsistent, like sometimes it will miss songs, or it will put the wrong album art on the wrong song, etc. It works pretty well most of the time, but there is some lag time. To make it work more randomly for your tastes, you might want to consider reorganizing your music so that the program can access the music better.
alright, well looks like no multi artist shuffle for me. Oh well, thanks for a great program anyway. I have only had 2 instances of crashing, and only 1 duplicateable crash, so i am very pleased with your software. much faster than road runner.