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Why use file size instead of something that checks the mimetype of the files?

Is there something - a CPAN module, that will give me the duration of an MP3 or WMA file from its content? Would the mime type yield this information? Please tell!

I used the file size as a crude and approximate way of sorting the list of tracks by duration: longer tracks = more bytes.

Also, I'm not clear about your distinction between "shuffled" and "random". By "shuffled" do you mean avoiding picking the same track more than once, because if this is what you mean, my code achieves this with %seen.

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In reply to Re^2: MP3 shuffler by rinceWind
in thread MP3 shuffler by rinceWind

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