Rockbox mail archive
Subject: Re: Good or bad idea?
From: Paul \ (paul_at_gamingmp.com)
One patch I was considering implimenting is a weighting patch for mp3
files which stored a seperate database of the weighting, IE +1 would
mean it would be slightly more likely to play on random, -1 would mean
it woudl be slightly less
woudl be CPU intensive though.
> One day i was listening to my Rockbox, on random play all like i always
> do, and i heard a song that i absolutely love, but havent heard in a
> very long time. And i thought about some songs that just so happen to
> play more often than others, etc... This happens because I usually want
> to listen to a specific song at one point, and dont want to go through
> the 5-button combo (3 to queue, 1 to return to WPS, and 1 to hit next to
> the next song), i lose the point of which i was in the 1000-song
> shuffled playlist. Then, when i decide to go back to random mode, i
> play the playlist and it reshuffles.
> So, the problem? I want to know what the best way to make sure i listen
> to every song at least once before i hear the same song three or four
> times. And if we can all agree on one way that this can be changed,
> maybe this change can be implemented in CVS.
> I say this: Want to play a song, but then return to the playlist at the
> same spot? Well, my idea would be to have "play" and "queue" exchanged
> in the browser. So if you press play, that song would be queued, and
> possibly at the same time rockbox would hit "next," which would do the
> same thing (on rockbox as it is now) as queueing the file, then pressing
> next. If you still want the option to queue without playing, that could
> be another option in the ON + PLAY menu (queue). To play a song (which
> would in current rockbox include all other songs in that directory),
> that option can be put into the ON + PLAY menu as well (play directory).
> Any comments on this would be helpful. I just put this in because I
> have lots of accidents where i lose my place in the playlist because i
> accidentally hit play on a song to hear it.
> If any of this confuses you, just ask... i'm pretty hard to understand
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