[MPlayer-users] Re: shuffle for playlists

Alban Bedel albeu at free.fr
Tue Jul 8 11:35:10 CEST 2003

Hi Jim Clark,

on Mon, 7 Jul 2003 17:31:01 -0400 you wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> DOCS/bugreports.html]
> >> On my system this doesn't work. No matter where I put the -shuffle,
> >> playlists
> >> are not shuffled (whether it is a remote playlist or a local one).
> >>
> >> If I use a list of filenames on the command line, these get shuffled,
> >so> I know that shuffling is possible.
> >> (although, the shuffling order is always the same - shouldn't the
> >> shuffling be different everytime around??)/
> OK,  I was just being stupid here. My playlist only had 3 songs and it
> was just repeating in the same order by chance. Doing it a few times
> gives different results.
I run into the same ;)

> Playing around some, I found that I have to add -playlist to get the
> shuffling on
> a playlist "file". i.e.      mplayer -playlist mylist.m3u -shuffle
> works fine.
> But the -playlist option doesn't seem to work for URLs. And the
> shuffling doesn't
> work (for me) without the -playlist option with a single playlist.
> So for now I did a workaround, where I downloaded the remote playlists
> and edited
> them (with a sed script) to add the URLs "inside" the playlist file.
> This works OK,
> but I would rather have it play the remote playlist!
Sure, i'll check that.

> Oh, one other question - how does one "REPLY" to the messages on the
> message list
> web page? I couldn't find any reply button, and I had to go to the info
> page to post.
Use a mail program with thread support.Another way is the news with
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