When adding a couple of videos to a VLC (2.0.1) playlist, I noticed that the videos did not play in the order given by the playlist.
Of course, I opened the Preferences dialog, switched to All Settings, and in the Playlist section un-checked the box “Play files randomly forever”.
Closing and starting VLC again showed that the setting was not saved and thus not observed.
Not even in administrator mode.
Inquiring a solution from teh interwebs I found this thread on the VideoLAN forum, and after deciphering a couple of answers there, I guess the (currently) only solution is as follows:
- Open Tools / Customize Interface…
- In the Toolbar Elements list, select the Random icon
- Drag the Random icon to one of the Toolbars on the right side of the dialog
- Close the dialog
VLC now displays the Random icon, and if the icon is not pressed, VLC will play the playlist in the desired order.