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    Winamp randomize in roadrunner

    I'm running road runner with winamp as my mp3 player. i believe its winamp 2.9.

    I have my system set up with the enhanced write filter, from xp embedded, to prevent writes to the OS drive. also, i have hibernate once resume many enabled... this is so the pc boots off of a saved hibernation image every time.

    Every time the pc boots, from the same hibernation file, I load up a directory full of mp3s, based on genre... ie, rap, rock, alternative, ost's, etc etc.

    When I hit randomize in road runner audio screen, and press play, it plays the songs in the same 'random' order every time, even though its supposed to be random. like, it starts on track 10, then goes to 54, then to 15, then 96, then 38, and on and on.... but it goes through this set order every time it starts. I believe this is a winamp issue, and not so much road runner. I notiecd a randomize option in road runner setup, is this just to toggle the starting mode of the randomize to on or off?

    does anyone know of a program or plugin for winamp to *completly* randomize my playlist? I'm tired of listening to the same 10 songs even though ive got thousands on the external drive.

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    Strange, i don't see a "randomize" command in skincommands. It sounds like u are using a (custom) command to rearrange the tracks and then play them in shuffle mode; it seams to me that if you rearrange the tracks, then you would play then in order (turn-off shuffle) but I'm not sure..

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    I remember reading somewhere that when winamp starts, it determines a random order for the entire playlist as to not play the same song twice in it's "random" pattern. Basically it generates a shuffled playlist, then plays that. Since you are resuming to the exact same place every time, winamp is in the same place in it's shuffled playlist and continues to play from there. Now, I'm not sure if winamp generates this playlist on launch, or when you turn on shuffle. Try to turn off shuffle then turn it back on.

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    Yeah, I tested it. It generates the shuffled playlist when you click shuffle. It creates a new one every time you turn on shuffle. So, turning shuffle off, then back on should re-shuffle. Maybe you should turn shuffle off, then re-create your hibernation image. When you turn on shuffle on resume, it should be different every time. Just a note, I'm using winamp 5.

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    you can add a button to your skin that will force winamp ro randomise it's playlist ...

    the command for the buttons is ...
    "ACTIVATE;Playlist Editor||SENDKEY;^+r||RELOADLIST"
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    I have randomize turned off in my hibernation image. I turn it on everytime i load a playlist. turning it off/on does nothing for me. i turn it off and on with a skin button - would the programming of this skin button be the problem? even if i exit road runner, re enter road runner, load the list, turn on randomize and hit play, it STILL plays in the same order.

    maybe the randomize feature was updated in a later winamp version. I *could* try updating my winamp version, although i'd like to stick with the older, faster, lite'r version.

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    P.S.

    the button code in my skin for randomize is this:
    B12,562,50,48,60,"SHUFFLE"

    Valheru - could I add that code to my current button for shuffle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsimachine View Post
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    the button code in my skin for randomize is this:
    B12,562,50,48,60,"SHUFFLE"

    Valheru - could I add that code to my current button for shuffle?
    you can add it as apress and hold on the shuffle button

    B12,562,50,48,60,"SHUFFLE",@ACTIVATE;Playlist Editor||SENDKEY;^+r||RELOADLIST@
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsimachine View Post
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    the button code in my skin for randomize is this:
    B12,562,50,48,60,"SHUFFLE"

    Valheru - could I add that code to my current button for shuffle?
    yes you can ... as carputer1 mentioned. this code is diferent that just the "RANDOM" function. This code will force Winamp to rebuild the current playlist but in a totally random order.

    I think the way that carputer1 has shown is a good way of doing this... that way if you just press your "SHUFFLE" button once it will turn on/off the random feature, but if you press and hold the button it wil force winamp to regenerate a randomised playlist.
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    Is there a way to automatically have this button/action be performed every time the computer resumes from Hibernation. That way the user doesn't have to do anything.

    And I am having issues with the Video random/shuffle feature. It doesn't seem like it is working properly. I did a quick search, and nothing substantial regarding the video shuffle issue..

    Thanks

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