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Subject: Re: Can someone describe to me the exact procedure for rippingtapes? + option clutter
From: Glenn Ervin at Home (GlennErvin_at_cableone.net)
Date: 2004-05-11


A point to consider for any of those who think that we need no more options
in the menus is:
if any new options come below the other already existing options, you just
don't have to move down there, just go to what you want and back out of that
level.
It's only clutter if you move down there.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: <ajf_at_midmaine.com>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 8:33 AM
Subject: RE: Can someone describe to me the exact procedure for
rippingtapes? + option clutter

> How interesting that this question comes up shortly after the
> discussion of option clutter.

Timed recording has been in the request queue for more than a year. It is
hardly fair to consider it "option clutter" now.

...
  Given readily
> available software like mp3DirectCut, I guess I don't really
> see the point in "split".

I use time split all the time and I would also like timed recording. I
record 12 - 16 hours from a radio, and I would prefer dealing with 12 one
hour files than one humongous 12 hour file. Also, if something goes wrong
in the ninth hour, at least I have 8 good files.

If I could say "record 12 1 hour files and then stop" I would be a happy
man.

>
> But I do like to be able to start up a dubbing session and leave
> it to stop on its own, without chewing up the entire hard disk
> and creating a massive file to have to deal with later.
>
> Ah... User interface. That is the rub. To add new features,
> you have to add option clutter. Once somebody implements a
> "feature", we can't remove it, no matter how strange it seems,
> because somebody, somewhere, will have found a use for it.
>

Adding one more recording option to a specialty menu that doesn't get used
unless you are actually recording doesn't seem like clutter to me. But
one person's essentials are another's clutter, I suppose.

I wouldn't mind if there were some options that were settable only in the
config file, but this one probably should be in a menu.

>
> David H. Straayer
> The Self-Appointed CD/MP3 Audiobook Gadfly
> mail_at_dhstraayer.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Ventzislav
> Stoytchev
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 12:43 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Can someone describe to me the exact procedure for
> ripping
> tapes?
>
>
> I have a lot of music on tapes. I was wondering how exactly I
> rip them to
> MP3's. Do I connect them straight to the Jukebox and then record
> them? Or
> do I need a software and do it via my computer? I looked in the
> FAQ and did
> a search but I couldn't find anything
>
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