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Subject: Re: Bug with shuffle/insert playlist!
From: Mat Holton (mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com)
Date: 2004-07-15


>> Okay, I think I understand. Why can't the songs be inserted randomly
>> into the playlist, if Shuffle is on?
>>Technically, they could. However, it can hardly be called "enqueue",
>>since the tracks end up all over the place.
>> Yes, it works fine (apart from the, what I consider strange behavior
>> explained in my first mail). It's just cumbersome, when all I want to
>> do is insert a song or collection of songs. Think Winamp...
>I don't use winamp. How does it work?
Okay, I think I see where the confusion lies. I guess I'm just comparing Rockbox to Winamptoo much as I'm so used to using Winamp to play lot's of MP3's. Winamp has a Play and Enqueue function when Right-clicked on an MP3 file. Play, closes the current playlist and just plays the selected file. Enqueue appends the file to the end of the current playlist.If Random mode is on, the next track is chosen randomly from the playlist (you said this would be technically difficult, i think)There is also an option to Shuffle the playlist.I agree using the word enqueue to insert a file randomly into the playlist would be incorrect.
>> I wasn't suggesting stripping down the functionality was I? I said
>> the On+Play functionality could remain but the Play button would
>> display a menu with Play and Enqueue (in the winamp sense of he word,
>> add to the playlist).
>Sorry, I misunderstood. However, I think that most people think of
>"enqueue" as "play after the current song" or "append to the list".
I agree.

>I think "Add to playlist" mey be a better term for what you are after.
Yeah, that sounds good.

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