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Subject: Re: progress with my car CD changer emulation plugin
From: sophana (jobarjo78_at_yahoo.fr)
Date: 2004-05-05


[IDC]Dragon wrote:

>>what about startup?
>>do you have to start your plugin manually each time you start your car
>>engine?
>>
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>Not with the engine, but every time I start the Archos in the car. :-)
>A plugin autostart would be great, maybe searching for "autoexec.rock"?
>
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that would be nice indeed. I'm actually hacking the firmware, because
there is no autoexec.
But if it does exist, and if the api is sufficient, I think the plugin
is the best solution.
This way, people could extend its rockbox without compiling anything.
An API for extending menu commands would be great also...
A routine giving me a pointer to the button_queue would be useful for me
also... ;-)

>>You have choosed to bypass the button_queue, so you call direct mpeg_
>>routines to control playback.
>>How do you navigate through directories then?
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>At the box.
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>>Are you limited to 6 playlists? (for 6 CDs)
>>Is there a next/prev directory routine?
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>As I wrote, no disk changing currently. I don't have a clear concept I'm
>100% happy with, but maybe something like 6 play lists. The next question is
>how are those comfortably chosen/edited.
>Right now I can navigate the current playlist at the radio.
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I think 6 playlists is clearly too limitating. There should be a way of
navigating in the directory tree.

>The CD changer control is a plugin, although this may be cumbersome at some
>points. Of course it would be great to On+Play a playlist/directory and have
>an option to set this as disk x. But I didn't want to fork my personal
>variant from Rockbox.
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>>Finally, using the 'button_queue api' for navigating through directories
>>could be more practical, don't you think?
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>I'm not trying to emulate button presses here, I want a certain function to
>be done. The buttons change their functionality all the time, depending on
>where in the UI you are.
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I unserstand, but this is a minimal effort for maximum result.
That head unit would also benefit automatically of all the new rockbox
features!
If blind users can use rockbox, I don't see why people driving would
have difficulties in navigating in the folder hierarchy.
The head unit can also display a minimal feedback.

there are only 2 principal modes in the UI. they are switched by the
'ON' button on my player.
The first standard one: prev/next/stop/play
The second one: navigating while playing: prev/next/up/down
this makes 5 buttons to be mapped.

>Jörg
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