Bug#613864: gst123: --shuffle doesn't (fwd)

Stefan Westerfeld stefan at space.twc.de
Thu Feb 24 15:03:13 UTC 2011


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 06:41:40AM +0200, ???????? ???????????????? wrote:
> Package: gst123
> Version: 0.1.4-1
> Severity: normal
> Tags: upstream
> Do "gst123 -z *.ogg".
> Expected behavior:
> All .ogg files should play one at a time until all of them have been played once.  Just like not specifying "-z" but in random order.
> Current behavior:
> The same .ogg file can be played repeatedly, and playback doesn't seem to stop.
> Note:
> Shuffle seems to have been implemented as "pick a random song each time and never stop".  It should be implemented as "shuffle the list of songs before playing it through top to bottom".

Right, there is a difference between what gst123 does when called with
--shuffle and what ogg123 does. Basically --shuffle in gst123-0.1.4 does the
same thing like ogg123 --random (and the documentation also describes this

However, to make things less confusing, and to support a few new use cases,
like yours, I've changed the options in gst123 to match the options ogg123

  -r, --repeat                            repeat playlist forever
  -z, --shuffle                           shuffle playlist before playing
  -Z, --random                            play files in random order forever

The change is in my git repository and will be in the next gst123 release

   Cu... Stefan
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan

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