So I know the PS3 at least doesn't support shuffling videos (unless I'm missing something). So I'm wondering if PS3 Media Server could fill in this gap.
This feature mostly comes up with tv shows like the Simpsons or Futurama. I've pretty much seen all the episodes but they are fun to revisit every now and again, often times when I want them in the background. For this type of scenario shuffling would be ideal. Instead of having to go through all the season episodes, I just want to have a random episode selected.
Now maybe I'm off base and this isn't possible, but I was thinking that you could potentially handle this on the server side, since the PS3 as a client doesn't support it. Much like you have "videos" that provide functionality to change settings, add the first title on each playlist, folder as a special "Shuffle" one. When selected, PS3 media server will randomly pick something within that playlist and feed it out.
What do you think?