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True random mp3 player

by whathef / June 6, 2007 1:03 AM PDT

do any of u guys know of any mp3 software that plays shuffle in a playlist that only repeats AFTER it has played each song once? ive been using winamp, sonique, but those shuffle/random options always play the same damn song twice, and almost the same songs frequently as well. are there any mp3 software player for computers that will repeat the entire list only after each song is played through without repeating?

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Why not playlist shuffle?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2007 1:10 AM PDT
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playlist shuffling
by whathef / June 6, 2007 6:32 PM PDT

hi thanks for reply, but i know about that shuffle button. my question is, are there any mp3 player that shuffles but DO NOT repeat the same track twice until all the songs in the list have played once?

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Only one (just like you thought.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2007 11:45 PM PDT
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I would have to take an iPod and install Linux to it. Then I'd have to modify the player software to "specification."

There is an answer here but you may not like it.

Bob

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That's not truely random.
by Kees Bakker / June 6, 2007 11:58 PM PDT
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Random is random. If you throw a dice (a good way of generating random numbers), the chance of having six different numbers in six consecutive throws is 5*4*3*2*1/6**5 = 120 / 7776 = 0.01543
So the change there's a duplicate = 0.98457.

I leave it to you to calculate the change that 20 mp3 randomly chosen from a set of 20 mp3 are all different.
A little known fact: in a class of 30 students (that's equivalent to randomly choosing 30 dates from 365) the change of two students having the same birthday date is greater than .5.

What you want isn't random at all. It's about the most unrandom thing you can specify.

Kees

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True random mp3 player
by whathef / June 7, 2007 7:53 PM PDT

i understand that no matter how random it can be, one song might still get played twice. i asked my original question because my dad's car came with a cd player in the boot. that player always played each song on the cd once before it changed to the next cd. it even remembers which song it has already played even after the ignition is turned off and the car used again the next day. there was no specifications, just a random button. so i guess no such players exist for computers?

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remembering played
by whathef / June 7, 2007 8:07 PM PDT
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ok maybe totally random might not exist, but is there a player that at least remembers the track you played so it wont play it again till the playlist is played through?

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Yes, the iPod with mod I noted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2007 9:51 PM PDT
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The dream is alive.

Bob

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