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Subject: Re: WPS tags to display next-song info
From: Hardeep Sidhu (hardeeps_at_pobox.com)
Date: 2004-01-17


Daniel Stenberg wrote:

>Good point, I didn't think about that. But this is also a good reason why we
>don't want to simply use playlist_peek() in the WPS code without careful
>thinking, as it could introduce a whole lot of file reading...
>
>

Agreed.

>If we want to display the next-song path in the WPS using the playlist_peek()
>function, we would need to cache that info somewhere.
>
>

True. Maybe we can just cache it in the playlist code and remove the
path from the mp3entry struct like you had suggested earlier?

>I thought a bit more about the next-song WPS display, and I think I need to
>add an option that prevents the next-song info from being available until at
>most N seconds before the end of a song. Otherwise the info about the next
>song might show up too early, especially for those who use the 8mb mod. I
>personally would like next-song info to appear only during perhaps the last 10
>seconds or so.
>
>

I like this idea. Maybe extend it and also allow users to specify
certain info to be displayed only for the first N seconds as well? I
could see this as useful for all tags, not just the next-song info.

-Hardeep



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