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Subject: Re: Shuffle playlists (sometimes)
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-03-07


On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Johan Vromans wrote:

> I have a number of playlists. Sometimes I want to play a playlist straight,
> sometimes I want to play it shuffled. In general, I want straight play
> except for certain playlists. So I'm considering:
>
> 1. An additional shuffle setting: "once".
> The next Play command will shuffle, and reset it to "straight".
> 2. Mark a playlist that it should be played shuffled. A distinct
> extension, or some special data in the first line.
> 3. A keypress (or combination thereof) that will have the next Play
> command executed in shuffle mode.

There's this even more generic and in my view even better suggestion:

   4. Put a .cfg file next to the playlist using the same name (only
      a different extension), and then when we load the playlist, we check if
      there is a particular .cfg for it and then use/load that one.

Regarding number three, toggling shuffle is easily done using the
quick-screen on F2 (for recorders).

-- 
 Daniel Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/



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