There seems to be several similar issues on this thread. What we are trying to get fixed is one specific issue which started with v1.1.???
We are not talking about:
1. small descrepancies in the position highlighted due to unplayable songs, or recent additions/deletions since starting the playlist. This issue has existed for years and I think can only be a minor irritation for most.
2. going to the wrong position when you resort a playlist once it has started playing. This also has existed for years and is a bit annoying. But the trick is to sort the playlist the way you want it before starting to play.
3. issues when you switch device. e.g. start playing on the computer, switch to phone and back. This can be resolved by double-clicking on the playlist name in the list to re-initialise/restart it.
What we are talking about is where the desktop app goes to the position it thinks the track should be in the playlist based on default sort sequence (or you might say, where no sort option has been selected) rather than the correct position.
I have reverted a couple of times to 220.127.116.114 where the function works correctly (as long as playlist is sorted before starting to play). Twice I have been automatically updated to the latest version. In both cases the function continued to work correctly for a few days and then went wrong again. I'm not sure whether this was becasue another update came out and broke the fix??
Currently using 18.104.22.1689.g8502297d which has been working OK for a couple of days. Too early to say it is "fixed".
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Please fix it, it's super frustrating that this is something that has worked completely fine for a long time and now it's been tampered with for no reason, and now you guys aren't really caring to fix it.