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Subject: Re: Playlist not working in Jukebox 6000 with Rockbox 2.0
From: Michael O'Quinn (michael_at_oquinn.info)
Date: 2003-04-25


On Fri, 25 Apr 2003, Jean Boullier wrote:

> scolombdupuy_at_inext.fr wrote:
>
> I think I have found what the problem might be, but then it raises
> another question : the first thing displayed when starting a playlist is
> "Chargement..." which is 13-char long while I think the player's limit
> is 11... Would this succeed, the player might eventually try to display
> a 19-char "Mélange en cours..." if you run in shuffle mode!!!

AFAIK, anywhere the text is too long RockBox automatically scrolls it
horizontally. Even on the Player.

>
> The question that is raised at this point is : those two strings DO NOT
> have a player version in the languqge file and therefore
> 1. Playlists should not be working in French players for long, at least
> since April 15 which is the date of the oldest francais.lang file I
> have in my files
> 2. Playlists should not be working in players running in shuffle mode
> EVEN WITH the original English version since "Shuffling..." is 12-char
> long in that file... (OK this is valid for plain version 2.0 only. I see
> in the current english.lang file that "Shuffling..." is no longer
> supposed to be displayed).
>
> Can any player user confirm that ?

I saw both "Loading..." and "Shuffling..", but both went by extreemly
fast. (BTW, that was a 600 plus entry playlist, and it Loaded and
Shuffled in under 0.5 second. With Archos firmware I gave up and shut it
off after a minute and a half. Way to go Team RockBox!)

> And for the design group : Is trimming non-scrolling messages to the
> correct length feasible in the player-specific sections of Rockbox code
> ? I think player users would prefer an ugly message (until it is fixed)
> on their screens rather than no function at all.

As stated above, it should scrool.

Maybe there is something else in the language file, perhaps some
non-pintable characters that jam up the works.

I haven't investigated loading languages, since English is my native
language, but if there is a quick and dirty way to load French I'll do it
an see if I can replicate this problem.

Michael



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