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ctviggen
2005-11-11, 10:18
I totally do not understand Random Mix. On my SB2 and Slimserver, when I select Random Mix and then Random Songs, it selects 17 songs then quits. I have the option of replaying those 17 songs or jumping through hoops to get it to select another 17 songs (i.e., I typically have to clear the current playlist and have to select something else, then come back to random). What I want to have happen is have the SB2/slimserver keep selecting from my library until every song has been played. Is this possible? Did I set some setting incorrectly?

As for Crossfade, when I select "fade in and fade out", the SB2 basically locks up. I can't play anything. I have to deselect "fade in and fade out", still can't do anything, and then ahve to unplug/replug the SB2.

I have searched for "random" but there does not seem to be any response that has my issue. As for crossfade, there's this post:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=17625&highlight=crossfade

But no resolution. Is "fade in and fade out" operational?

Thank you for your help.

ctviggen
2005-11-11, 12:17
Well, rebooting the server fixed (at least so far) the random problem. However, this tends to crop up a lot on my system. I wonder why? I leave Slimserver running and shut down the SB2. Perhaps after multiple versions of this, something gets messed up? However, I also listen to NPR over the 'net, then go back to random play. Perhaps this is when the error occurs?

max.spicer
2005-11-13, 08:24
That's very strange. I've never heard of anyone having a problem like this. By default, Random Mix will select ten songs from your library (as filtered by the genre filter) and either add them to the end of your playlist, or replace your playlist with them, depending on whether you selected Add or Play. What happens next depends on the mix you selected:

Random Song Mix: Every time a track ends, it will add another song to the end of the playlist.

Random Artist/Album/Year Mix: Every time the last track of the current artist/album/year starts, a new artist/album/year will be added to the end of the playlist. The first time you start the mix, if an artist/album/year is picked that only contains one track, another one will be added to the end.

Old songs will either be cleared or kept in the playlist depending on your settings.

You can chose how many upcoming songs to maintain in random song mix. The default is 10, including the current one. This setting has no effect in artist/album/year mixes.

Where's your 17 songs coming from? Have you set this in the Number of Upcoming Songs setting? What type of mix are you playing?

The behaviour that you've said you'd like is exactly how Random Mix is meant to work. However, it doesn't (yet) prevent tracks being played more than once, so the mix will continue ad infinitum.

Max


I totally do not understand Random Mix. On my SB2 and Slimserver, when I select Random Mix and then Random Songs, it selects 17 songs then quits. I have the option of replaying those 17 songs or jumping through hoops to get it to select another 17 songs (i.e., I typically have to clear the current playlist and have to select something else, then come back to random). What I want to have happen is have the SB2/slimserver keep selecting from my library until every song has been played. Is this possible? Did I set some setting incorrectly?