[Bug 13791] New: Shuffle mode needs to be refined

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           Summary: Shuffle mode needs to be refined
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: rhythmbox
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

I use RB to play an eclectic collection of 184 MPS's, with a total duration of
over 13 hours.
I use the 'shuffle' mode to play these. The problem is that it regularly play
the same song twice in a row, or 3 times in just 20 minutes. 

I used XMMS to play this songs in the past (before using RB ie), and IIRC, XMMS,
in shuffle mode, will wiat for the entire playlist to have been played, before
allowing a song to be played again. So it's better, but not perfect, because if
the playlist is very long, it could take days before a song plays twice. Also,
IIRC, once it has played all the songs, it will not 'shuffle' them anymore : it
will just play them in the same order that they got played the first time :o(

I think a better solution would be for example to wait some time before playing
a given song again. Say, wait at least 30 or 45 minutes before playing twice the
same song, or make it configurable with some Gconf key or something. This way
you don't get the same songs twice in a row, nor do you wait 3 days to hear a
song twice. Best of both worlds... :o)

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