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A Question about Playlists

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I've long been using Poweramp because of the way it handles playlists.  I have a large playlist of nearly 3000 tracks, and I generally have this on a continual shuffle, so that I get a variety of songs played all the time.  

What I love is that I can add to the Playlist and the new tracks will merge into the already playing playlist, and will still pop up at random.  This is different to every other music player I've tried, as others either add new tracks to the end of the playlist, so you have to wait till the playlist reaches the end to hear them (unless you reshuffle, then risking repeats), or tracks won't be added to the current playlist until you start the playlist again.  

I'm curious as to how Poweramp achieves this.  What's different about Poweramp playlists, to every other music app I've so far found?

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I suspect that as shuffle is on, the new tracks get shuffled but Poweramp ensures it does not play a track twice so you still get shufffle but no repeats

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40 minutes ago, flyingdutchman said:

I suspect that as shuffle is on, the new tracks get shuffled but Poweramp ensures it does not play a track twice so you still get shufffle but no repeats

Yeah, but I'd still be interested in how it does it, when other music apps don't seem to be able to. 

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Poweramp is not derived from Android Music Player sources as many other players do, thus, it doesn't use its approach to in-memory current playlist / queue. Poweramp lists are kept in database and shuffle "session" is thus persisted.

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28 minutes ago, maxmp said:

Poweramp is not derived from Android Music Player sources as many other players do, thus, it doesn't use its approach to in-memory current playlist / queue. Poweramp lists are kept in database and shuffle "session" is thus persisted.

That makes sense, thanks.  Is PA unique in this?

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I guess, some players which implement own library + scanning may have approaches similar to Poweramp.

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