I find it annoying when I switch to a different playlist and, because I was using Shuffle on the previous playlist, it applies shuffle to the playlist I have switched to as well.
For example, when I am playing my Top Tracks on Tidal, I sometimes like to use Shuffle to get them in a random order each time I listen. But when I switch back to one of my local playlists, I just want it to play through in order, without shuffling the tracks.
I don’t want shuffle to be engaged on a playlist until I click for it to be engaged, so when switching playlists, Shuffle should be reset to Off.
Nope. You don’t get my vote. I wish there was an option to downvote a feature request.
I want to stay shuffle on until I decide to unshuffle it myself I don’t want Audirvana deciding that for me. When this would be implemented there would probably a lot of complaints in this forum like ‘Why is the shuffle turned off constantly and why do I have to enable it every time?’
Also (on a side note) I don’t know any music player (Foobar, Roon, JRiver) who does turn the shuffle off by changing a playlist. Why Audirvana?
I must admit the shuffle in Audirvana is somewhat limited. In most other software there are more shuffle options within playlists (like: shuffle tracks, shuffle albums, shuffle folders etc.). In Audirvana I only see one toggle called ‘Shuffle Play Queue’ which can only be on or off.
I would applaude if Audirvana would implement a more flexible shuffle system (as mentioned above). This would complicate settings to turn shuffle automatically on or off even more.
Imagine this example about imaginary settings: Settings/shuffle:
Do not turn off automatically after turning it on
Turn off automatically after emptying queue
Turn off after changing content of queue
Turn off automatically after changing playlist content
Turn off automatically after switching to another playlist
A further complication is also that Audirvana does the shuffle only on the play queue and not on a playlist per se convoluting the possible settings even further
I have seen lots of posts in this forum (and also in other player’s forums) about people complaining about their songs playing in the wrong order (due to mistakenly having shuffle enabled).
Imagine what would happen if settings (like above) would add more confusion?
Since the shuffle icon is always visible (and reachable) near the play buttons and clearly indicates (by color) if it is active or not, it seems (in my humble opinion) a trivial task to manually switch it on or off.
As said: I am all in favour of Audirvana implementing a more flexible shuffle system (like per album, per track etc.), but I am not a fan of turning it off or on automatically.
To be clear I do not want shuffle on all the time. But I meant saying that if I turn it on manually I don’t want it to ‘automagically and confusingly’ turn off all the time.
I know, I know, nerdy first world problems. There are much more important issues in this world to worry about …