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Jacob Weber
2004-10-09, 09:19
Hi. I'd like to have my Squeezebox play all songs in random order. Is
there a way to do this? I tried pressing Play inside the "Browse Albums
-> All Artists" menu, but it hangs the server. (This is on a dual-G4/800
Mac, with plenty of RAM). Is there another way? It would be nice to have
a "Shuffle All" item in the top menu, like the iPod.

Thanks,
Jacob

kdf
2004-10-09, 11:11
how many songs do you have? ddoes the server actually die, or do you just give
up waiting on it?

loading all songs is a very intensive request, and it may occupy the server for
long enough for the players to think its lost. It will come back when its done
loading. All you need to do is have shuffle set to songs, and do just what you
did. OR press play at the "now playing" screen and it will play everything.

I have 10,000 songs and it does take a bit of time. However, I dont recall
seeing many disconnects, but its not like I've never seen one. I dont do it
very often (because I dont often care about having all playing when I'm not
going to be there for 1 week to listen :). Something may have changed
recently. Try waiting a while and see if it does at least get there in time.

-kdf

Quoting Jacob Weber <jacob (AT) jacobweber (DOT) com>:

> Hi. I'd like to have my Squeezebox play all songs in random order. Is
> there a way to do this? I tried pressing Play inside the "Browse Albums
> -> All Artists" menu, but it hangs the server. (This is on a dual-G4/800
> Mac, with plenty of RAM). Is there another way? It would be nice to have
> a "Shuffle All" item in the top menu, like the iPod.
>
> Thanks,
> Jacob
>
>