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Best Answer mbyhome , 06 August 2019 - 12:40 AM

Confirmed that shuffle works perfectly on iOS v1.8.0. Thanks Luke for the fix!

 

Similar issue may still occur for web client between server v4.2 and v4.1.1? (v4.2 web client has shuffle behave similar as the iOS client before the v1.8.0 fix, while v4.1.1 fully works).

 

Cheers!!!

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:38 AM

Hi I'm seeing an issue as follows since iOS emby version 1.7.8. Just verified the same issue still exists under version 1.7.9.

 

Whenever I click the "shuffle" button of a music folder (let's say it contains 3 sub-folders and each sub-folder has 5 songs). The application should recursively flatten the hierarchy and shuffle all 15 songs under this music folder to put them into the play queue. However the current iOS emby app only randomly selects one of the 3 sub-folders and play the 5 songs of the selected sub-folder in order. The play queue only contains 5 songs from the same album after I click the "shuffle" button.

 

I checked the chrome web client and it worked fine. The web client recursively flattened all hierarchies and randomize all songs as the play queue. So it seems the problem only exists in iOS app.

 

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:40 AM

Hi, what screen are you doing this from?



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:51 AM

My current observation is the it behaves the same under any folder/hierarchy of a music library. For example for my iOS app, if I click the following shuffle button (5 albums in this folder):

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The play queue only contains the pieces from a single album:

 

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As a comparison, If I use the web client:

 

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Then the play queue contains everything shuffled:

 

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Hope it helps! Thanks!


Edited by mbyhome, 26 July 2019 - 01:58 AM.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:13 AM

Just confirmed the mobile client on iPhone safari browser also worked perfectly.

Still, only saw this issue in iOS app.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

Have you updated to emby server 4.2?



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

I just updated the emby server to 4.2 and both the shuffle of iOS client and web client play only a single album in order now... :o

 

Is there a way to "play all and shuffle" of a music library? Now I have to create playlists that include all the contents of different music directories...

 

Thanks!

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UPDATE: I downgraded emby server from 4.2 to 4.1.1. And the web client can shuffle all of a music directory again. iOS client still doesn't work.

UPDATE: After I downgraded iOS client from 1.7.9 to 1.7.7, the shuffle of iOS client also works.

I see the following in the 4.2 changelog, may be it has something to do with this behavior?

  • Try to improve shuffle sorting

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iOS client 1.7.7 works:

 

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Edited by mbyhome, 26 July 2019 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 11:05 PM

Thanks for reporting. We'll take a look.



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:09 PM

I can also confirm this is happening on both my wife's phone (iOS 12.3.1 Emby Version 1.7.9) and my phone (iOS 13 Public Beta Emby Version 1.7.9) now too (Emby Server version: 4.2.0.4). Now when we click shuffle on a downloaded playlist, it adds the first song it selects to the queue but no other songs, so it stops playing after the first song is finished.


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:23 PM

I can also confirm this is happening on both my wife's phone (iOS 12.3.1 Emby Version 1.7.9) and my phone (iOS 13 Public Beta Emby Version 1.7.9) now too (Emby Server version: 4.2.0.4). Now when we click shuffle on a downloaded playlist, it adds the first song it selects to the queue but no other songs, so it stops playing after the first song is finished.

 

Thank you for reporting. Sorry I missed your PM about this.



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 05:58 PM

Thank you for reporting. Sorry I missed your PM about this.

 

Thanks Luke. Its no problem. You are always very helpful. I am glad to see work going on to improve the shuffle sorting, even if it means minor bugs like this while it is getting sorted out. I appreciate all the hard work. Emby is a great app and gets better all the time. Keep up the good work.



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:40 AM   Best Answer

Confirmed that shuffle works perfectly on iOS v1.8.0. Thanks Luke for the fix!

 

Similar issue may still occur for web client between server v4.2 and v4.1.1? (v4.2 web client has shuffle behave similar as the iOS client before the v1.8.0 fix, while v4.1.1 fully works).

 

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:54 AM

Thanks for the feedback.







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