shuffle mode with playlist doesn't work correctly

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bege
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shuffle mode with playlist doesn't work correctly

Post by bege » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:42 am

Hi,
I have a m3u-playlist consisting of 2 albums with together over 100 titles. The names of the titles are the same in the two albums (artist - track no.), but the file names are different, of course.
In shuffle mode MM doesn't go to the second album, it shuffles only within the first one.
When I start the list in the second album, MM doesn't shuffle at all but plays all titles consecutively, although shuffle mode is on. Pressing the shuffle mode button several times doesn't help.
Creating the playlist anew in MM didn't help either.
Here is the part of the playlist where album 1 ends and album 2 starts.

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#EXTINF:67,Paulo Coelho - 66
F:\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Musik\Paulo Coelho\Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD1\Paulo Coelho - Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD1 - 66 - 66.mp3
#EXTINF:62,Paulo Coelho - 67
F:\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Musik\Paulo Coelho\Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD1\Paulo Coelho - Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD1 - 67 - 67.mp3
#EXTINF:4,Paulo Coelho - 68
F:\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Musik\Paulo Coelho\Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD1\Paulo Coelho - Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD1 - 68 - 68.mp3
#EXTINF:55,Paulo Coelho - 01
F:\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Musik\Paulo Coelho\Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD2\Paulo Coelho - Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD2 - 01 - 01.mp3
#EXTINF:55,Paulo Coelho - 02
F:\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Musik\Paulo Coelho\Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD2\Paulo Coelho - Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD2 - 02 - 02.mp3
#EXTINF:46,Paulo Coelho - 03
F:\Eigene Dateien\Eigene Musik\Paulo Coelho\Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD2\Paulo Coelho - Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts CD2 - 03 - 03.mp3
When I just mix a few titles from both albums, in shuffle mode MM plays only the title of one album and then ends. In the consecutive mode it plays all titles.

Is there anything wrong with the playlist or with MM?


MM 3.2.4
Windows XP SP3

Eyal
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Re: shuffle mode with playlist doesn't work correctly

Post by Eyal » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:49 am

bege wrote:Here is the part of the playlist where album 1 ends and album 2 starts.
Could it be that last track from CD1 causes the problem?

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#EXTINF:4,Paulo Coelho - 68
According to the info, 68.mp3 is only 4 seconds long...

MM is set by default to ignore tracks shorter than 15 seconds (Tools | Options | Library).

Maybe it's scrambles up the whole thing...
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bege
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Re: shuffle mode with playlist doesn't work correctly

Post by bege » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:27 pm

Eyal wrote:Could it be that last track from CD1 causes the problem?

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#EXTINF:4,Paulo Coelho - 68
According to the info, 68.mp3 is only 4 seconds long...

MM is set by default to ignore tracks shorter than 15 seconds (Tools | Options | Library).

Maybe it's scrambles up the whole thing...
I had unchecked these settings from the beginning.
When I tried the new playlist with just a few titles from both albums the chosen titles where longer.
MM just doesn't go to the other album in the playlist, no matter with which one I start.
So far does your idea make sense, but this cannot be the reason.

I tried titles from two albums of another artist - no problem. Really strange.

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