[lug] random album mp3 player

j davis davis_compz at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 10 02:09:12 MST 2002

>>>Ben Luey wrote:
>>>>This is probably a ridiculously easy question. How do I play a random
>>>>album from my mp3 collection? Xmms and Zinf (formerly freeamp) will sort 
>>>>playlist randomly, but I want to randomize by album, not by track /
>>>>individual file. Or, if it could select a random playlist, I could make 
>>>>play list for each album. This seems like an easy task -- can xmms or 
>>>>do this?
>this might work if you put you playlist in /home/records
>HTH :)
>#! /usr/bin/perl
>@array = `ls /home/records`;
>$num = 0;
>foreach $i (@array){
>      $num++;
>srand;                      # not needed for 5.004 and
>$index   = rand @array;
>$element = $array[$index];
>while( $num > "0"){
>       `xmms $element`;
>       $num--;

and if this works you could easily add a xmessage saying
list over and maybe map a button so it restarts...also
i dont think this scrip will play every .pls you have...
maybe say while($i > -5)..might hear a repeat...
you could do some checking though.....


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