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Subject: Re: special request ...
From: David McIntyre (plugh_at_mudbarn.com)
Date: 2003-08-25


Interesting request. I'm interested in doing the same thing with cue points on
standard CDs. The mp3 format has no built-in support for what you're trying to
do, but nothing's stopping you from dicing up your mp3s in audio editing
software and putting these all in one folder on your device. So each track
would be made up of about 5 or more pieces, numbered such that they'd be
alphabetically sorted and play correctly in straight-through mode, or be useful
in performance mode. You could also enforce this with a series of playlists.

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 02:28:32PM -0400, rockbox_at_roundcheck.com wrote:
> Ladies and Gentlemen,
>
> I am posing this question here because I don't want to muddy up the 'official'
> request list without some confidence that it fits into the regular scheme of
> things.
>
> I am a musician and want to use this mp3 player as an accompaniment device for
> live performance. If I were just wanting to play mp3 tracks start to finish, I
> would not have to do anything. But what I want is:
>
> The ability to take a complete mp3 sound track and cut it up into logical
> pieces, such as intro,verse, chorus, bridge, ending, vamp, etc. Then I want the
> ability to have those parts shown in the player window and be able to choose
> the part that plays next (queue it up) by using the up/down arrow keys and
> pressing play to place the part in the queue. When the current part ends, the
> queued part plays.
>
> This doesn't seem to be a feature that even 5% of the RockBox users would want
> to use. So ...
>
> Is it possible to split off thie effort into a new CVS thread so that it can
> share the majority of the code?
>
> Or is it possible to write an entirely separate application that runs under
> RockBox so that the user could switch back and forth between the two?
>
> Where would someone get enough information on the current software design of
> the mp3 playback thread to be able to write such a program?
>
> Jim

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