Hi Again Devvvvs
Some time ago I posted about random not being random in Beta27.
since then a fix came out and the ChangeLog under fixed nodes said
I am Currently working on a system running Beta27 using VLC Player, I tried using beta27.1 but it seemed to mess up VLC player, so I gave up on that after trying for quite some hours and reverted back to beta27 and VLC 0.3.
I am making a video shuffler randomly shuffling between video clips in a folder so I need to use random to get new clips. To avoid using integer mode that is not evenly distributed, I am using random with integer set to 0 and the through map and frac to make integers to choose between the videofiles.
I have suspected that it is not completely random since it seem to be mainly certain files being selected (in this case mainly file number 0).
but when I click the IOBox that I have made that instantly selects a new file, I get nice and seemingly random numbers, if I instead let the video clips run and let them enable the random node through the same or node I do not get numbers distributed the same way.
a short run reveal these numbers:
Resulting in these files being selected:
I know it is not a long run of files, but my experience says it is generally like this. especially I notice the frequency of 0.0000 and 0.0314
So what puzzles me:
1: the numbers are not random, with an overweight of 0.0000 and 0.0314
2: When I force new numbers manually using Next Video then the numbers seem to be quite random.
I have not been able to reproduce this behavior in a simpler patch, so I have attached the player I have made, sorry for the mess, I am trying to debug.
Any ideas of how to fix this, It seems to be playing fine, just does not select files randomly… I am thinking about something using randomspread. for a temporary fix.
CrossfadePlayer.v4p (44.0 kB)