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Subject: Re: [Summary] Shuffle playlists (sometimes)
From: Christian D (QInter_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2003-03-09


> > A summary of the things discussed in this recent thread. Original
> > message follows the signature.
> >
> > - Changing the format of the playlist is a bad idea, since it would
> > violate other (formal and informal) standards.
> > - A better idea would be to have a playlist/config couple (e.g.,
> > foo.m3u + foo.cfg). Loading the playlist would automatically load
> > the config of the same name.
> > - This can be enhanced with a default.cfg, a default config to be
> > loaded for every playlist in a particular directory.
> The idea was to have one default.cfg in a directory with many playlists.
> When playing the foo.m3u and no foo.cfg is found, the default.cfg in the
> _same_
> directory will be used instead.
>
> > - A slightly different approach would be to add a playlist setting
> > (command) to the config file. Running the config file would perform
> > the settings and then start the playlist. Multiple configs are
> > possible for the same playlist (e.g., one "straight" and one
> > "shuffle").
> Nice idea.
>
> > - It would be nice if the settings could be stacked, so that the
> original
> > settings are restored upon completion of the playlist.
>
> This idea sounds very good and it should be easy to implement. Because the
> _settings saver_ is just done (patch will be submitted today) and for
> restoring, we have the cfg-loader.
>

Moreover we should also have an option in settings menu to turn this feature
on or off.
 
Christian
 
> >
> > -- Johan
> >
> > --- original message ---
> >
> > Just brainstorming...
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Alternatives 1 and 3 would also be applicable to playing directories.
> >
> > Ideas? Suggestions?
> >
> > -- Johan
> >
>



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