Playlist shuffle limit ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JF Mezei, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    If I have a playlist containing 100,000 songs.

    On the iPhone, when I press "shuffle", does this mean:

    It will create a random order for all 100,000 songs with each song only
    played once until all 100,000 have been played ?

    or

    Does it pick X songs from the playlist and shuffle only them ? If so,
    what is the value of X ?

    On my iPhone, for a fairly large platlist, I seem to be seeing a lot of
    repetitions of a small subset of songs and am wondering how the
    shuffling really works.
     
    JF Mezei, Feb 10, 2012
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  2. JF Mezei

    nospam Guest

    random does not mean each song is played once. it picks them at random,
    which might mean you get a repeat. users complained about that so apple
    added a way to adjust how random it was, a very bizarre concept. that
    'feature' has since been removed, hopefully, because someone realized
    what random actually means, but i suspect that wasn't why.
     
    nospam, Feb 10, 2012
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  3. I have a playlist set up pointing to my top rated playlist, except
    limited to 4 GB selected by random. This is synchronized with my
    iPhone. I'm experimenting with it to see if there's a way to
    update it so I'm not listening to the same music every time.

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison
     
    Howard Brazee, Feb 10, 2012
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  4. JF Mezei

    Alan Browne Guest

    Don't know. It just seems that some songs come up a lot, and some never
    do at all.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 10, 2012
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  5. I'm not finding a way to get this list to change. Live updating is
    checked, but even rebooting doesn't change the smart playlist
    contents.

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison
     
    Howard Brazee, Feb 10, 2012
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