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Subject: Shuffling all tracks on the unit

Shuffling all tracks on the unit

From: Tai Tomasi <>
Date: 2005-02-20

Hi, list. Is there a way to shuffe and play all of the tracks on my unit, or
can I only play directory by directory?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of BlueChip
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 7:42 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: Gapless Playback

Hmmm, I recently MP3Gained a load of new rips - my jukebox is full at the
moment so I've not tried them. May I ask a acouple of pre-emptive questions

What preisely will be the result of me attempting to play any of these
files? Maybe a small gap or squeak or a full blown crash?

Is there any sotware available that will strip my APE tags and store them
away so I can put them back later (in case I want to modify the tracks)?
Maybe a special version of MP3Gain which stores a database rather than
embedding the information we require?

Thanks in advance,


> > Not a bug, Rockbox doesn't look for the tag, and thus, doesn't know
> > that it should be skipped.
>Oops, should have been more explicit: I made a patch to skip the APE
>tags, and that still contains a bug.
> > I wrote a patch that added APE tag support, and with that one, APE
> > tags are skipped.
>I seem to recall that I tried this some time ago, but I could not get
>it to compile due to some non-trivial changes in the buffering code.
>That's when I started to write my own patch.
>Have you updated this patch for recent versions of Rockbox?
>Is it still in the patch tracker?
> > And you can tell MP3Gain to not add any APE tags. It disables the
> > undo function though...
>... which I'd very much like to keep ...
>-- Johan


Received on Sun Feb 20 04:54:41 2005

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