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Random playlist

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The feature has been in your "long run" to-do list forever now, and I keep hoping to see it included in the next release. I'm looking to create a M3U playlist filled with random tracks from my collection. Perhaps we could have the ability to define how many tracks, and maybe even a white/black list for which albums to include, but just some kind of simple one-button solution would suffice. I listen to my collection over the Internet from work every day, and I find myself always returning to the same albums. A random button would help me rediscover my older CDs.

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Until know I didn’t know a good way how to implement the random feature.

But now you asked me again; a good idea popped up:
I will add a random button to the media menu bar.
If you press this button you can choose between random artist, album or track.
Then you can select to play/stream/add one artist, album or track or the whole list.
Maybe I will change the implementation if I found a better way.

I will add this feature to the next release!
Sorry for the long waiting, but I do all this in my free time :wink:

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I don't quite follow your description of how it will work but I'm sure it will be great. :) Please, don't apologize. We're all very lucky that you created Netjukebox at all, let alone continue to support it. I didn't mean to imply I was getting impatient, but I'm glad I said something! Can't wait to see it.

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Because I have made some imported updates I will first release netjukebox 5.18 without random playback/streaming support. However I will include random playback/streaming support in netjukebox 5.19 :D

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wbartels wrote:Because I have made some imported updates I will first release netjukebox 5.18 without random playback/streaming support. However I will include random playback/streaming support in netjukebox 5.19 :D
Thanks for the update. I'd rather wait and have it right than rush it out the door, for sure. What important updates are in 5.18? I don't see an updated changelog.

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jeremy wrote:What important updates are in 5.18? I don't see an updated changelog.
I will update the changelog shortly.
In the meantime you can read the to do list

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netjukebox 5.19 has been released and supports random view and playback.
It is also possible to blacklist one or more genre(s).

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wbartels wrote:netjukebox 5.19 has been released and supports random view and playback.
It is also possible to blacklist one or more genre(s).
Downloading! Can't wait to try it out......

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jeremy wrote:
wbartels wrote:netjukebox 5.19 has been released and supports random view and playback.
It is also possible to blacklist one or more genre(s).
Downloading! Can't wait to try it out......
Some minor improvements to the random view and playback are made in netjukebox 5.19b :wink:

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wbartels wrote:
jeremy wrote:
wbartels wrote:netjukebox 5.19 has been released and supports random view and playback.
It is also possible to blacklist one or more genre(s).
Downloading! Can't wait to try it out......
Some minor improvements to the random view and playback are made in netjukebox 5.19b :wink:
Sweet, man. I'm already rediscovering my music collection and loving this feature. One suggestion: under Random -> Track view, make the list of tracks reflect the 30 tracks you get if you click the "Random tracks" Playlist. That way you can get a preview of the playlist and refresh if you don't like it.

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jeremy wrote:Sweet, man. I'm already rediscovering my music collection and loving this feature.
Thanks, I must admit that I also love this new feature :wink:
jeremy wrote:One suggestion: under Random -> Track view, make the list of tracks reflect the 30 tracks you get if you click the "Random tracks" Playlist. That way you can get a preview of the playlist and refresh if you don't like it.
That is a good idea.
Because it is a random list all track id's must be send to the play/stream script or store it temporarily in the database.
I have to figure out what is the best way to implement it.

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