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Old Dec 24th, 2018
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Default Newbie Question: making shuffle playlist with Scripting?

I have over 100 concert Blu-rays and like my Music collection, I would like to play all the performances that are on the concert Blu-rays Randomly.

Or make a playlist of my favorite performances, then have them played randomly, so that each time I start that playlist, they play in a different order.

Is there a way to do this on Kaliedascape with Scripting or via anyother method?

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Old Dec 27th, 2018
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Unfortunately, there is no scripting command to pick a random title or chapter or scene from a specified list. I agree with you this would be great, but they've never added this ability, at least from the end-user "scripting" interface.

There are far more things you can do with a control system and the many custom control commands that Kaleidescape has implemented... but this is more the realm of integrators and not for most end users. You can also issue these commands from TCP/IP (telnet), which is a lot of fun if you're a little bit techie. The guide for this is located here.

FYI, this feature has been requested by others, including me, way back in May of 2006 just a few days after I opened this forum, and other users.

I could be wrong, but I don't believe anyone at Kaleidescape is working on any new features for scripting... it seems to have been abandoned by the company, probably because so few users ever tried it. It hasn't been updated in many many years.
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Old Dec 27th, 2018
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That's unfortunate.

I wonder how difficult it would be for them to add a "Random" script?

Maybe if we can make a petition and have many people request it?

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So let's say I have 50 videos performances.

So to make linear playlist seem random:
I can make several scripts with the 50 videos in different specific orders. And just choose the scripts randomly?

This much is possible, right?

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Sure... that would work, but not sure it's worth the effort.
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Old Dec 27th, 2018
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It wouldn’t be very hard to generate separate scripts as you can copy over an entire existing script into a new script. Then the re-order is just drag and drop.

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Awesome! thanks.
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Let me also add that it would be great to have a random play script option like is available for music playlists on the Premiere system.

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