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Subject: Re: shorter file names
From: George Styles (george_at_ripnet.co.uk)
Date: 2002-08-14


It would be better to remove first any numbers, and then any common prefixes
to names, so

Dido - No Angel - 1. Cool Song
Dido - No Angel - 2. Not so Cool Song

becomes

1. Cool Song
2. Not So Cool Song

or to use some mechanism where the entire list can scroll back and forth at
once (what I am working on now...)

g

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nielsen Linus (ext)" <Linus.Nielsen_at_elema.siemens.se>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 12:14 PM
Subject: RE: shorter file names

> > but if the bandname is for example "christina milian" and you
> > have about 10 songs of her, the display contains 10 times her
> > name. but i don't know which line is which songs - except you
> > scroll to each and wait until the name is scrolled to left...
>
> Yeah, that is a problem.
>
> > my idea is that if we had an option to set "cut each word of
> > bandname to 4-chars" than the directorylisting could look like:
> >
> > chri mili-am to
> > instead of
> > christina milian
>
> That is a pretty good idea. Or even cut the band name entirely?
>
> > of course the 4 chars should be configurable (maybe someone
> > only needs 3 or even 2 or would like to cut the bandname anyway...).
> >
> > btw: probably this could also reduce the needed memory.
>
> It will not, since we still need the entire file name to load the song.
>
> /Linus
>



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