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Subject: Re: Smart Playlist -any progress? any takers?
From: Fred (speedup_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2004-09-01


Those features would require a database of all the files that the unit
contains, like say the iPod, and may be extremely slow on an Archos
machine. Furthermore, Rockbox would need to access the HDD more often
and therefore shorten the battery life (autonomy). The 2Mb of ram that
the Archos units contain are not enough to afford a database-driven
system. Maybe Rockbox's port to another type of unit (say iPod or
iRiver) would make this possible, but right now the hardware is the
limit. Rockbox allready does incredible things with my FMR, but it
slowly tends to reach the hardware limits ;)

Fred

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:50:19 -0700, Hara Hara <sat_at_rcn.com> wrote:
> Hi All
>
> first thanks for a great software. It just works great first
> time without any major fiddling.
>
> In the playlist requested feature list, I saw the Weighted /
> Smart playlist.
>
> It is pretty much what $3500 Bose Lifestyle 48 system does
> with their uMusic.
>
> With approx 20GB of songs if would be extremely nice if one
> could create this dynamic playlist as we hear them. Another
> neat feature would automatically adding songs that fit the
> same genre as our top 10 songs. (Feature present in uMusic also).
>
> I would definitely like feedback from the developers and users.
>
> Thanks
> Hara
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