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Plexamp Feature Request: Shuffle by Album

chucksensechucksense Members, Plex Pass Posts: 66 Plex Pass

I'm more a full album listener than a mix of lots of tracks listener. I know, old fashioned and probably an edge case, but a guy can ask right? :D

I'd love if I could set it to shuffle by album and then it plays randomized whole albums from my library.

Great work, this is a fun little app—I love the UX of it!

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  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    Of course you can ask, that's at least one of the points of having a bit of an experimental app :smiley:

    Thanks for the kind words!

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  • uneaqsuneaqs Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    I too love Plexamp and would very much appreciate a Shuffle by Album feature.

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    Curious about this, as I've never used the feature myself; you set it up, and then if you don't like the album you can skip by whole album at a time? Is there actual custom UI for the mode in players? :sweat_smile:

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  • solitaryreignsolitaryreign Members Posts: 28 ✭✭

    I would like to see this feature as well! More an album listener myself like the OP.

    As for how it works: It shuffles to a different album after the last song of one. Otherwise it's like normal, you skip to the next song in the album. I know this from foobar2000, no custom UI there (but there is not really a fixed UI in foobar2000 since it's all modular) just like a button/drop down menu for the mode, like there is in PlexAmp already.

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  • chucksensechucksense Members, Plex Pass Posts: 66 Plex Pass
    edited January 20

    In iTunes, the UX is similar to what thetysos described. I just hit the "shuffle" button again if I'm not in the mood for the album that was selected (which happens quite frequently by the way, downside of having quite diverse musical taste) and a new album is selected. Otherwise next/previous switches tracks within the album.

    (Aside: My Music to Shuffle smart playlist logic.)

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    Cool, thanks @chucksense! We've been discussing a bit internally to see how we'd go about providing such a thing...

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  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    Can you spot the new radio?

    (Just doing some playing this evening, but it actually works pretty well :sweat_smile:)

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  • solitaryreignsolitaryreign Members Posts: 28 ✭✭

    Dope! Though a button would be even better - to filter first by whatever you like (artist, genre, etc.) and shuffle those albums then. Or even album shuffle a (smart-)playlist.
    Looking forward to test this anyway :smile:

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  • tomsimmonstomsimmons Members, Plex Pass Posts: 53 Plex Pass

    Can't wait to give this a go, my PlexAmp doesn't have it yet, but does think it's running the latest version?

    Going to push my luck here, people having been asking for random > @elan said:

    Can you spot the new radio?

    (Just doing some playing this evening, but it actually works pretty well :sweat_smile:)

    So we now have random album play in PlexAmp?

    Can't wait to give this a go, my PlexAmp doesn't have it yet, but does think it's running the latest version?

    Going to push my luck here, people having been asking for random album function in Plex for ages - any chance?

    Tom

  • chucksensechucksense Members, Plex Pass Posts: 66 Plex Pass

    @elan said:
    Can you spot the new radio?

    Amazing. I suspect this would serve my purposes brilliantly and I can't wait to try it out!

  • JR86JR86 Members Posts: 42 ✭✭
    edited January 31

    I don't see this Shuffle by Album feature in version 1.0.2.... 1.0.3?

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    Sorry, it involves a server update, so we need to get the code into review, merged, etc. :sweat_smile:

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  • chucksensechucksense Members, Plex Pass Posts: 66 Plex Pass

    Any update on when we might expect this?

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    It should work its way into the next Plex Pass server release, which generally happens every two weeks.

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  • jpmahalajpmahala Members, Plex Pass Posts: 5 Plex Pass
    edited March 15

    It's there now, and it works great. Thank you!

    Any chance plexamp playlist functionality (Time Travel Radio, and Random Album Radio) could be added to the mobile app and perhaps the Android Auto interface? They're great options to get listening quickly while on the go, before I become paralyzed by my indecisiveness.

  • elanelan CTO and Co-founder MauiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 6,981 Plex Employee

    Yep, we're working on that!

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  • serakserak Members, Plex Pass Posts: 22 Plex Pass

    Any update on supporting this in other clients (e.g. Plex Web, iOS)?

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