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Subject: RE: Enqueing all types.
From: TP Diffenbach (rockbox_at_diffenbach.org)
Date: 2003-12-20


John,

Can you get your mom to play a .cfg gfile before playing a book playlist?

If not, I assume that audio-books have a much lower bitrate than music? We
could do a private build for your mom that arbitrarily cranked the treble
and killed the bass if the bitrate were, oh, less than 96kbps?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Neon John
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 6:18 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: Enqueing all types.

On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 09:51:17 -0500, "TP Diffenbach" <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org>
wrote:

>Easy. When an mp3 is loaded, read it's associated cfg file, if any. To
>associate cfg files to mp3s, we could:
> look for a .cfg in the same directory with the same file name as the mp3,

I think we're overcomplicating a very simple idea: when the playlist
interpreter comes to a .cfg file, "play" it just like a music file. KISS.
That will address the major of the need for this facility.

Dealing with shuffle can be done one of three ways. Method 1 is to ignore
.cfg files when in shuffle mode. Conceptually, executing a config file at
some random time makes no sense. An in-line config would normally be
inserted
when the play list is to be played linearly. This would certainly be easy
to
program - just check the mode flag and ignore the playlist entry if in the
shuffle mode.

Method 2 is to execute the cfg whenever it is encountered. That makes sense
to us control freaks who want absolute control over the device procedure.
"If
I don't want a config to execute in shuffle, then by God, I'll take it out"
mode of thought.

Method 3 (my preference) is to have another config flag to tell the
interpreter whether or not to execute the cfg in shuffle mode.

This feature may not seem very important to you younger folks but it is
vital
for the elderly like my mom. She simply cannot comprehend the meaning of
things like config files (or "files" for that matter) or overloaded keys.
Many audio books are encoded so poorly that to be understandable the bass
must
be cranked all the way down and the treble all the way up. Music, of
course,
sounds like unmitigated crap at those settings. The current situation
effectively precludes my mom from taking advantage of the huge storage on
her
Jukebox. I have to be there to change from music to book setting.

I would love to have the feature for my benefit too. It would let me move
from book to music transparently, only having to select the appropriate play
list.

Please consider these thoughts before either blowing off this request or
over-complicating the feature.

John

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John De Armond
johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
Cleveland, Occupied TN



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