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Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-01-05


Rich wrote:
> Forgive me if people have bitched about this already. Playlists generated
> by several programs on my computer (MMJB and a few other freeware progs)
> include path information eg: c:\music\artist\album\#at.mp3.

Yes they do, and it is silly, forcing you to recreate the playlist
whenever you move around the music directory.

Personally, I find it really unnecessary for Rockbox to handle playlist
with an obviously wrong path to the files. How hard is it to create a
playlist which reflects the true contents of the hard drive?

On the other hand, it wouldn't be that hard for Rockbox to shorten the
path and retry. This approach will introduce other interesting problems,
when it may find the wrong song (with the same name but in a different
directory) if a file couldn't be found. I don't want this feature if it
isn't configurable.

Takers?

/Linus



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