Follow these steps to shuffle songs in vlc.
1.Open vlc media player.
2.Go to Media.
3.Open Folder/Disc.
4.Go to playlist.
5. Select show playlist.
6.The play list will appear in a new window.
7.In the bottom panel you will see 4 buttons.
8Click on the second button(from left-random off) .
9.That's it.Enjoy listining now.


Anonymous said...

How are you supposed to know if Shuffle is on or off?

help said...

Just hover your mouse pointer over the second button in the bottom panel.
a)If it shows 'Random off',then it means that shuffle is off.
b)If it shows 'Random',it means that shuffle is on.

Anurag said...

I have to do this setting each time i open VLC Media Player..

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU...awesome. had the most difficult time finding out how to randomize playlists :) by the way, it's the last button to the right in the lower Left corner of VLC

BM Creations said...

You are Welcome. As far as the position of button is concerned , the version of VLC that i use has the option of 'random' in the second button from the left.

Anonymous said...

It's all good but your random is not random, it simply create a shuffle once and never change?>???

Michael Foss said...

WinAmp 2.78 did this very nicely in that it allowed you to actually shuffle the order in which the songs were ordered in the playlist. This was useful for creating a playlist, shuffling it, then saving it shuffled, allowing multiple listening sessions to save the same randomness. There isn't a way to shuffle the playlist's contents, not just the playback of the playlist itself?

Anonymous said...

to turn on the shuffle simply open your playlist and its a button at the bottom, to some things up a little more simply

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Family Smith said...

How do you do it on the Android phone app?

Anonymous said...

I too would like to know how to get the "random" shuffle feature for the Android phone app.

Anonymous said...

For those interested, further info on how to get VLC shuffle to work with Android phone:
Based on my experimenting the shuffle option is not available when browsing music under "artists" or "albums". However, when under the "songs" tab there is a symbol with crossed up and down arrows in the lower right corner that allows shuffle play among all the songs listed. So if you want to shuffle songs within an album or within a listing of a particular artist it seems you're out of luck. You can only shuffle play all the songs on the device. Quite a range of songs on my device but I suppose it's better than nothing.

pgradone said...

Found a way to shuffle all songs, regardless of playlist creation: hold any song, a menu appears, tap "play all". When player starts, tap the shuffle icon on the bottom left - et voilĂ