I understand but the first episode does not mean that the entire play queue will be the same.
What dictates shuffle/random play?
Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:49 PM
No "seed" on the random. It uses the OS to build random. It sorta sucks...
2nd answer is where the image above is from.
Without a way to "seed" random with unixtime you can't get true random. It will always be the same "random" numbers in the same predictable sequence every single time.
On the BNN app on Roku I used to let the Roku itself dictate random. It supports seeding random and it also shuffled the list 3x to obtain that random. 3 is my favorite number. Now on the Roku we let the server do random and random it isn't.
@Luke maybe after the server gives back random() the apps should shuffle this list on top? that would provide a more random beginning/middle/end (even if the data is the same) and give a better impression of random. The apps can seed their random on unixtime and give different shuffles depending on time. Time is never the same moment.
Edited by speechles, 12 June 2019 - 04:00 PM.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:51 AM
I made some adjustments for this in the 4.2 release.
I have been listening via the TuneIn plugin lately and didn't notice this. Since I have been vocal in the past it was only right to try it and it does seem I am hearing songs that I had even forgot were in my library so the adjustments so far do appear to have improved the 'randomness' of shuffle from the top level ( I am currently listening via Theater on my PC desktop).
Thank you Luke
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