Lowlander wrote:Yes, are you saying it isn't random enough?
I currently have 2618 tracks on my phone.
Repetition is to be expected, and I am 100% in agreement with that. I have no qualms with hearing one track a few times more often than another. However, there are blocks of tracks that never get played while at the same time there are blocks of tracks that really appear to be the only ones played.
I meant what I said about it feeling like a hidden/theoretical playlist. Visually there is nothing hinting this. But it really feels like when I press Quick Shuffle, despite the fact that Now Playing has 2618 tracks listed, MMA grabs X number of tracks, X being considerably less than all, 500 perhaps, and those X (500 for the sake of discussion here) tracks are what makes the current iteration of Quick Shuffle/Now Playing. The only time that list changes (now playing tracks that appear to have been ignored previously, some that played before don't ever again) is if I pop out to the home screen, tracks, quick shuffle.
To be honest, I didn't realize that button we speak off was supposed to be "Quick Shuffle." I thought it was an "add all" of sorts. In my mind, I was viewing the entire library if tracks on my phone, adding all of them to Now Playing, and would then engage the shuffle and repeat icons.
So just to be clear, and so we're both on the same page... Is there a limit to the number of tracks that Quick Shuffle will use?
Here is another interesting thing I just noticed in trying to make sense of things and make sure I'm not over thinking this.
Home screen. Tracks. Long press one track. Hit the select all button at the top right. All 2618 tracks get a check next to them in a second.
Home screen. Tracks. Press Quick Shuffle. Back to home screen. Now Playing. Long press one track. Hit the select all icon. (I wanted to make sure Quick Shuffle was sending 2618 to Now Playing.) Now... track currently playing or not, it takes 14 seconds for them all to get their checks marks and reveal that 2618 tracks are indeed on the Now Playing list.
I can imagine scenarios in coding where one portion of the app may take a bit longer than another to perform what is essentially the same function due to various lookups. But from one second to fourteen seconds... Is a 1300% increase to be expected? If it is, cool. If not, maybe there is something wonky with my MMA install or it's contents, which in turn could be the source of my randomizing woes.
Is there somewhere on the phone where I can view the current play count of the tracks? I could do a before and after? I thought about sectioning off a portion of tracks on my PC to do a before and after, but I'd hate to forget that a certain album or artist was "reserved" and screw with the stats by playing them for a whole weekend on my PC.