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

Johan Walles johan.walles at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 18:02:00 UTC 2011

Great, thanks Stefan!

2011/2/24 Stefan Westerfeld <stefan at space.twc.de>:
>   Hi!
> 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
> behaviour).
> 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
> uses:
>  -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
> (gst123-0.1.5).
>   Cu... Stefan
> --
> Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan

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