Allow Random Video Playback
All you to play a video and then after that video is done it will continue to play another random video (shuffle)
come on this is so easy to add, it does it for music, a simple tweak and firmware update is all thats needed!!!
This would be great, I have collected a lot of music vids but have to watch them in the same order all the time, would be great for parties.
come on, cant you do it, we have paid for the device and you have given us this?
if you have the first generation wd media player like me they've already discontinued the product without giving us one last upgrade. the thing hasn't had an update in almost 2 years. WD has been constantly ignoring our requests and not giving us a solid answer. Sure they tell us they'll send it to they're research teams but to us that means that we will probably never hear about it again.
It will be greate to use it for video clip watching...
Yes, random playback. @Sheikpete, what player did you used to have that offered this feature?
I would love to have random video playback. It makes watching the videos on my terabyte so much easier. Plus its been driving me crazy not having random video playback. I never realized how much i relied on it until i couldn't use it
I cant understand what seems to be the problem here. Random playback is a very basic feature and its very sad that its not implemented yet. There is a workarround though: WDTV supports playlists. So create random playlists (I use Playlist Creator 3) from your files or directorys and put them in the HDD folder. Although this is just "pseudo"-random, cause the randomness is created on your pc before writing the randomized ordered list to a playlist file - it works. I recommend to create multiple playlists for the same "set" of videos, e.g. 10 playlists... so that you have a little more random-experience before playback becomes predictable again and you have to create new playlists on your pc. A working random feature shouldnt be to hard to code-in in the very next firmware - it's one of those tiny bit of code that would make many of us very very happy - so i still hope to see this feature build in in the very next build :) nevertheless, thanks for WDTV, my little piece of Multimedia-Heaven. (PS: DTS Downmix pleeeease (although I finally have a working DTS2AC3 Converter Package, it's still nagging having to reencode and remux the DTS files).
My old media player had random video playback and it was great! I have folders with seasons of TV shows. Being able to open a folder and allow it to play random keeps it fresh! Also very useful for music videos - get a couple of dozen music videos on random and continuous replay and you have a party! Thanks for your consideration.
Nick Nack commented
You could make the repeater icon toggle between repeat-1, repeat-all and shuffle. This would be a great feature for parties when video shorts are being played.
I have video clips to play but the random option is not possible, just an option to add after the replay (during the video playing with the option button) , very simple. Morover this option is possible for audio...