Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Enchancement Idea ccn ratings

James "Doc" Livingston wrote:
On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 18:10 +0000, Peter wrote:
I would like a rating-weigted random mode (where more stars means more likely to be played; but taking into account the total tracks for each rating), but that's getting complicated...

If you have the shuffle and repeat options on, it does this. In case
someone wants to know the exact formula is the following (unrated is
treated as 3):
    weight = rating * log(time since last played)

I haven't checked the code, but the fact you say "unrated is treated as 3" leads me to think that "zero stars" is the same as "unrated".

Is that correct?

There is a bug about having a better way of choosing play orders, and
making it more descriptive (how many people would realise the above),
and a patch. The problem is that the other ways of displaying them, like
a menu, are harder to use for people used to the "shuffle" and "repeat"

Interesting... I'll try running shuffle with repeat. And yes, it really could be more descriptive ;) Something for the FAQ?


Question: In shuffle/random mode, can I have highly rated tracks play more often than low rated songs?

Answer: Use shuffle with repeat on to use rating weights, use shuffle with repeat off to give all songs equal probability.



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