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Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching

Re: More Responsive Track Switching

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2005-02-22

More peanut gallery here folks!

This responsive track switching stuff. Would it allow for the ability to
rewind through the beginning of one track to the end of the previous track??
here's why:
I listen to audio books with the sleep timer (my second favourite feature
nest to the voice UI). More often then not, I fall asleep letting the sleep
timer run it's course. This usually results in the recorder resuming to a
spot where the sleep timer shut down the box. Most all my audio books are
broken down into separate chapters of MP3's. I then need to double click
the rewind button to a previous track then, fast forward to a spot that I
last recall reading. Sometimes this spot is near the end of the previous
track. It would be excellent if I could just rewind right to the spot on
the previous track without having to double click and fast forward.

Clear as mud right? lol
Cheers...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Noah Smith" <midblue@carolina.rr.com>
To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching

<joerch.net@web.de> wrote in message news:1605736083@web.de...
>>>Also, if the prebuffer is kept as short as possible, say 4 or 5 seconds,
> then perhaps this won't be too much of an issue. People usually have to
> hear
> at least a few seconds before deciding to keep or skip a track.
>
>
> Hi Noah,
>
> only 5 seconds? why don't you set up the spindown time for the hdd to 10
> seconds?
> That means if you > skip the song during the first 10 seconds the hdd is
> still running
> when you skip.

Joerch,
That still wouldn't be quite as fast as having the first part of a song
buffered in ram already, which is what I was hoping for. On top of that, the
idea wasn't just about switching tracks immediately after they start, but
about quick switching whenever the need arose.

Then again, since the prebuffer doesn't seem to be happening, I'll take what
I can get. Thanks for the suggestion. =)

Noah

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