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Shuffle albums

Postby cortellequeso » Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:43 am

Anyone know of a solution to shuffle random albums? I am using the web interface from work, and would love to just hit a button and have random albums play in their entirety. Further 'value adds' would be to limit the number of tracks from any give album, not repeat artists very often....

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Re: Shuffle albums

Postby acroyear » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:07 pm

I put a shuffle albums but preserve song order feature in SubFire, though it only can do it from a particular directory / artist so it isn't able to do it across the whole collection. The reason is that i basically was shuffling albums that were classical music works (e.g., "Beethoven's Fifth") where i wanted the classical works to shuffle but have the movements retain their order.

I'm writing up v4 right now (yeah, changed my mind on directions, so v3 never got out of the beta phase) and i'll definitely look to implementing that.

One problem is that the API doesn't directly support getting all of the albums in a directory very easily - so i have to load like, everything. That's a lot of data being downloaded.

I suppose I could work it in (yeah, i'm thinking out loud here) by basically doing a random call on the albums to get, say, 20-40 albums (with ability to filter by music folder), and then queueing their songs up in order, and a load that shouldn't take too much time/memory. So that could be out on the first beta web app in a few weeks, but i don't yet have a release schedule.
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Re: Shuffle albums

Postby cortellequeso » Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:09 pm

Thanks for the reply, Joe.

I am in SubFire now, and I can't see an option to shuffle albums. I see options to play all songs, or shuffle all songs, in a given directory. I am using the HTML5 app.

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Re: Shuffle albums

Postby acroyear » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:22 pm

The feature is only in the version 2 set of apps.

https://subfiresuite.com/m2 - should find it under both a musicDirectory once in Indexes or an Artist in the Artists-Albums section (bottom buttons)
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Re: Shuffle albums

Postby acroyear » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:24 pm

i need to write up a new blurb for the apps page to link to the more up to date versions. :/
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