Based on a feature I requested about implementing the ability to alternate artists in a playlist, I was told this behavior should be already working with the Shuffle and Mix functions, but it is not working for me.
I created a playlist with only two rules: matching any of two different artists. After I load the playlist and click either the Shuffle button or the Personal Mix button, the songs are indeed re-ordered, I can see a few cases where artists alternate but it doesn’t happen for all cases.
In one scenario, one of the artists has 36 songs, and the other one has 23; I thought this was probably a factor for not getting artists properly alternated, but I tried a second scenario where both artists have the same number of songs, and I see just some of the tracks alternate artists, but some other don’t.
Attaching log recorded when the playlist was loaded, and when the Shuffle and Mix buttons were clicked. debug.log (184.8 KB)
Attaching screeshots of the orginal smart playlist and how the track list end up after applying shuffle or mix. As you can see, artists are not alternating.
And I do not understand how you can reach a queue of 50 items with a playlist of 65.
There’s something odd in what you do here.
As a side note, the reorder is based on the artist display name so if you have one song that is Madonna, Britney Spears and the other is Britney Spears, Madonna they are not seen as equals and can be next to the other.