I'm looking for a rather specific feature in a media player. I want to be able to rate songs (which every player lets you do these days) and have the shuffle feature pick high rated songs more often and low rated songs less often. Does anybody know of a player or plugin that can do this?
What you can do, though, is set up Smart Playlists that group songs by a set of credentials, one of which can be rating. For instance I have "Best of Chillout" which contains songs of genre acid jazz, chill, downtempo, lounge, lo fi, etc. with rating above 3 stars. I also like building playlists off of playcount and last played-- I've got a playlist of "neglected" songs (4+ stars, sorted by lowest playcount, limited to 50 songs).
Not sure if that'd work or if it just treats duplicate rules as one instance of that rule.
So you can sort by stars, and instantly hit your favorite songs.
iTunes also uses it AFAIK to decide which songs it's going to put on shuffle/nano ipods, for very large libraries. 5 starred songs are much more likely to be put on the iPod, at least in my experience.
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The party playlist (whatever it's called in the English version) does it.