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Subject: Re: shorter file names
From: Matthias Wächter (matthias_at_waechter.wiz.at)
Date: 2002-08-14


On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> I have a different idea for the same problem. Imagine your file names to be
> the format:

> or perhaps, as in most cases you know the artist already based on the
> directory so you can skip the $a part from the display:
>
> $b.mp3
> $c - $b.mp3

Yeah, let's bring REGEXPs into the firmware :-)

Of course, we can try this (maybe in addition to), but the battle is won
with a quick and really helpful (horizontal) scrolling. F.e. 10 chars
every second instead of one char every quarter second (speaking of the
archos firmware, not playing with rockbox yet).

Or we could introduce a self-compressing directory listing: If you have
something like this:

aaa - t1.mp3
aaa - t2.mp3
aaa - t3.mp3
aaa - t4.mp3
bbb - b1.mp3
bbb - b2.mp3
bbb - b3.mp3

We could show it as:

>aaa (remaining on top of the display)
-t1.mp3
-t2.mp3
-t3.mp3
-t4.mp3
>bbb
-b1.mp3
-b2.mp3
-b3.mp3

etc.

Sehr Wus,
- Matthias

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