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Subject: Re: Rockbox Digest, Vol 2, Issue 137
From: Isaac Kriegman (zac_at_yoism.org)
Date: 2004-03-30


>Leif Sawyer wrote:
>
>
>>After a party this weekend, and hitting this issues quite a few times
>>due to .. um.. improper application of alcohol and MP3 queueing.. I'm
>>inclined to agree with Isaac.
>>
>>Once it's been established that we're in a playlist-generation mode, while
>>we're in the browse-mode, 'play/pause' should act as 'insert->last' so that
>>it's a very quick way to add music to the end of the playlist, and won't
>>accidently erase your hard work.
>>
>>
>
>I call this "party mode":
>
> http://rockbox.haxx.se/mail/archive/rockbox-archive-2003-09/0310.shtml
>
>
>
I think the party mode is a great idea.

However even for general use its annoying that you can make a simple
mistake and your whole play list disappears.

The behavior of play as it is now:
1. clear the play list
2. add all songs in the directory to the play list
3. immediately start playing the selected song

Instead I think the behavior of play (while someone is in 'play list
building mode' anyway) should be:
1. leave the play list intact
2. add only the selected song to the current position in the play list
3. immediately start playing the selected song (the other options should
still be in the on play mode to insert or queue a song).

This would be a huge usability improvement. It would make building long
play lists directly on the archos practical. Right now its more trouble
than its worth. (When I show off my archos to friends who've used ipods
they are amazed at how difficult it is to build a good play list. To
them this is basic and obvious functionality.)
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