Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

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Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

jikavak
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And I don't mean by pressing the shuffle button. I mean it as in shuffle the order in which the songs in the playlist are displayed.  If anyone can help, thank you.

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Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

mrscruffff
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Yes!

(Not officially, but this is a quick work around)

 

1. Create another empty playlist.

2. Go to your playlist that you want to shuffle.

3. Press Shuffle button 

4. Start track 1 from your playlist. 

5. Go to Play Queue (this will now show the playlist in a shuffled play queue)

6. Copy tracks from Play Queue back into your empty playlist.

 

Your new playlist will now have the same songs, randomly arranged as per the shuffled Play Queue.

 

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Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

rednblu
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Absolutely, you can truly Randomize your playlist-- without those hated "repeats".  But you will have to do make a little "programming fix" yourself to do this-- as far as I know.  (laughing)

 

To me, [Randomizing my playlist so that every track plays before there is even one "repeat"] provides 99% of the value of playing music from my Spotify Premium account.

 

Does anybody have a better idea?

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

jikavak
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So how do you do it?

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

rednblu
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I admire you for asking, @jikavak.

 

Maybe take a look at >> this link. << 

 

What do you think?  What improvements or shortcuts would you suggest?

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

jikavak
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That's a good workaround for avoiding repeats, however repeats are not exactly what I wanted to fix.
Thanks for your replies though.

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

blaster151
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Solution!

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

mrscruffff
Casual Listener

 

Yes!

(Not officially, but this is a quick work around)

 

1. Create another empty playlist.

2. Go to your playlist that you want to shuffle.

3. Press Shuffle button 

4. Start track 1 from your playlist. 

5. Go to Play Queue (this will now show the playlist in a shuffled play queue)

6. Copy tracks from Play Queue back into your empty playlist.

 

Your new playlist will now have the same songs, randomly arranged as per the shuffled Play Queue.

 

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

blaster151
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Wow, great idea. Thanks!

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

chadriae
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My playlist has over 1000 songs, but it only shuffles 160 songs into the queue... Is there any way around you can really shuffle more than 160 songs? I'm really getting tired of hearing always the same batch of songs, no matter how I order or shuffle the playlist.

Re: Is it possible to shuffle a playlist?

mrscruffff
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Yes I discovered after I posted that you can only do a limited number of tracks in the play queue.

My solution: Follow initial steps, then when you have copied your first 'batch' of 160 (it's 80 for me) into the new playlist, delete them from play queue. Copy the next batch from play queue. Repeat until all are done. The play queue will still be drawing from initial shuffled playlist with no repeats.


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