Listening with new web player is good, BUT a long time ago I found a big problem, that I didn't find in the "Issues section" by some reason and it exists already half year (approx. since this time I moved to the new version). The problem is with shuffle algorithm that used in the new version.
I have ~1600 tracks at the moment. And when I click on any of first 50 tracks, it plays fine no problems and no pauses. If I will click on shuffle icon (to enable it) and then will start skipping songs, then you can notice it shuffles between the songs, that you currently preloaded (so only first 100 tracks (50 first + another 50 on background could be used but nothing else)). In the old version when you're click to listen for next song, it would just use pre-shuffled playlist with list of all songs that you've added into your account.
Make sure that you set "Shuffle" feature to "Enabled"
Click on play icon of any song (don't scroll to the bottom to start browser preloading another chunk of songs from the list (well you can preload until 100th, but not more !))
Skip the song (just press "Next")
Check the number of song that it switched to
Most likely it would be one among the first 100 tracks (first 50 + it beforehand preloads another 50, so in between 100 it will choose the next song and after next as well)
Just after writing this, decided to look for it, so I loaded page and choosed song #5, so then I click on button "Next" and look for the next number it picked. To get the real result - try to not load next chunk of songs (don't get bottom of the page). So this is my queue :
5 -> 71 -> 3 -> 39 -> 7 -> 14 -> 4 -> 79 ... and so on. So where's the rest of 1500 songs that should be considered under the shuffle feature ?
So the question is : Does really shuffle functionality relies only to the currently loaded list of songs ? And might be this reason of why shuffle-functionality works only for local list ?
Because of this bad algorithm I have always to scroll to the bottom and preload list of all of my songs (until I won't reach my 1600th track) ! And then I could be sure, that it will shuffle among all of my songs.
To community: Please tell me that I'm not crazy.
Checked client applications for Windows/Mac and looks trust-worthy.
Mobile version is also fine.
Hope to get feedback about how does shuffle works and how it really suppose to work.
Thank you everyone.
Thanks for reporting this. We've passed this info to the tech team and they're looking into it.
We don't have a timeframe for a fix, but we'll post an update here as soon as we have one!