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    Default Random shuffle not updating

    I just replaced a WD TVLive with an HTPC running KODI.

    For the most part its working really well but I do have an issue. I have a playlist that contains 3 random files matching a criteria. (A TV show filter in essence).
    Its set to sort by random shuffle. However once all 3 items are watched it doesnt seem to be updating the list.
    When using the WD if I was to go 'up' a folder then enter the playlist again I would get 3 different random items. Now I dont

    Possibly this is something to do with KODI rather than mezzmo but wondering if theres something I can do to force it to refresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerRamone View Post
    I just replaced a WD TVLive with an HTPC running KODI.

    For the most part its working really well but I do have an issue. I have a playlist that contains 3 random files matching a criteria. (A TV show filter in essence).
    Its set to sort by random shuffle. However once all 3 items are watched it doesnt seem to be updating the list.
    When using the WD if I was to go 'up' a folder then enter the playlist again I would get 3 different random items. Now I dont

    Possibly this is something to do with KODI rather than mezzmo but wondering if theres something I can do to force it to refresh.
    This seems to be a Kodi thing. KI haven't been able to get Kodi to rescan a uPNP folder or playlist without shutting it down and restarting. If anyone else has different behavior, I'd like to know the settings. I agree that the WD boxes scan folders and playlists upon entry.
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    Kodi seems to be caching the list of files in a playlist/folder and re-using them. Mezzmo always delivers an up-to-date list of files when requested. There is one Mezzmo device profile tweak we can try to see if Kodi changes it's default behaviour. Email us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com and we'll provide the device to try.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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    mails sent !

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    Thanks - we've sent you a tweaked device profile to try.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
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    Paul,

    I tried the device profile you sent with 2 different versions of Kodi (OpelElec 5.0.8 and the latest Kodi 15.2) and no luck with either. This seems to be something within Kodi and how it does caching. There's a number of threads on the Internet asking the developers to allow an option to disable it. If you are thinking about a plug-in for Kodi there are four items which seem to be key:

    1. Removing Kodi sorting and display in the order in which Mezzmo sends
    2. Ability to resume where you left off playing a file
    3. Improved displaying of Mezzmo metadata
    4. Reduced caching of playlist and folder data (maybe a setting to allow the users to set a refresh interval)

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    That's sad news about the device profile .

    Thanks for your suggestions for the Kodi plugin. We'll address these limitations of Kodi when we create the Mezzmo Kodi plugin.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
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