I was wondering if there might be a fixed pattern/algorithm being followed by various music player for shuffling the playlist. From my guess i could figure it out that these media players uses same algorithm for shuffling. I say so that practically I have experimented the behavior of shuffle function of various players on the same playlist. Thus if this is the case then what is that algorithm?
Again If my guess is wrong and each player uses its own shuffling algorithm then how come i could get the same sequence of songs after shuffling from various players with same playlist
My question is to know whether all music player share a common algorithm for shuffling. if YES, then which algorithm ? if No, then how come I have got the same sequence of songs after shuffling the same playlist from my nokia mobile 5233, 5300, VLC media Player, Windows Media Player, etc.