Continuous playback - avoiding playing episodes of one podcast one after another
I love the Continuous playback function. I use it with priorities - if a new eposide of podcast that I like appears, it goes higher on a virtual list.
But sometimes, if I start listening after longer break and I have many episodes to listen, it makes me listen all episodes of podcast with higer priority before episodes of other podcasts. I don't like to listen many episodes of one podcast one after another.
I'll give you an example:
podcast A - priority 40 - 2 episodes to listen
podcast B - priority 30 - 2 episodes to listen
podcast C - priority 20 - 2 episodes to listen
podcast D - priority 10 - 2 episodes to listen
It would play it with that order: A A B B C C D D
I would like to have an attribute that would prevent to play episodes of one podcast one after another.
Atribute 'Try not play episodes of the same podcast for next X episodes' = 2
It would play it with that order: A B C A B C D D (it would always be two episodes between episodes of one podcast. Episodes of podcast D would have to be played one after another because it would be nothing other to play at that time.)
Atribute 'Try not play episodes of the same podcast for X episodes' = 1
A B A B C D C D
Atribute 'Try not play episodes of the same podcast for X episodes' = 3
A B C D A B C D
I belive the idea is clear. I think it's quite easy to implement and would be a great function.
You can enable Alternate podcasts in the playlist sorting popup so the app can mix the podcasts having the same priority. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions (Settings/Feedback)