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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: Pommes on July 07, 2018, 02:27:48 PM

Title: Insert shuffled uses the same songs again
Post by: Pommes on July 07, 2018, 02:27:48 PM
Hi,
I am still trying to find the best way to shuffle my complete library which is more than 32000 files.
When I use the context menu to insert shuffled it seems to use the same songs all the time,
Some albums/artists are used all the time, while others never showed up. so some of my music will never be played.
I like the database feature where I can go to album and then random, and this offers me a random album.
But I can not find a way to play all songs randomly.
Could anybody explain to me, how I could achieve this?
Or is this not possible with a library of more than 32000 songs?
Is there any way to modify some file in Rockbox to set the playlist limit to higher number than 32000? Then I could just create a playlist with all songs and play it on shuffle...
Please let me know.
Thank you very much!

Title: Re: Insert shuffled uses the same songs again
Post by: RufusA on July 10, 2018, 04:48:39 AM
Make a backup of the config.cfg file in the .rockbox subdirectory on the player.

Then edit the original file, and try increasing the value on the line:

max files in playlist: 32000

Depending on player, it should work okay, though will result in less memory available for other things. You can always revert if it causes problems!
Title: Re: Insert shuffled uses the same songs again
Post by: Pommes on July 10, 2018, 05:09:33 AM
Hey RufusA,
Wow, i did it and it works.
Thanks a lot!
On my Ipod Classic 7.5 with Tarkan Quad i have all my 65000+ songs in one huge playlist.
No issues.
Problem solved.