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Subject: Re: Autoresume confuses me

Re: Autoresume confuses me

From: <dave_at_beermex.com>
Date: 2005-06-17

>> Well if you pressed stop before shutting down, you weren't really
>> listening to it now were you? I guess this is a case of me wanting
>> "strictly correct" behaviour, while most people want the software to
>> guess what they mean. I'm more annoyed by a wrong guess than by it not
>> doing what I had hoped - provided it's "logical" in the eyes of the
>> software. If I accidentally pressed stop, that's my fault, and I will
>> not blame the software for interpreting it as stop.
>
> I often hear a large playlist in random mode but do not have the time to
> hear it all. Next day I want to continue this same list and not start at
> the
> beginning. Therefore I stop and then use resume (which asks) to procede
> the interrupted playlist at that point where I stopped it. I would not
> like if
> this function would be changed.

There's a logical distinction between remembering where you were when you
left off, and automatically playing, as I've been saying all along.

Yes, the resume functionality should remember where you were, there is no
dispute about that. But if you pressed PAUSE before turning off, then
with my suggested resume functionality, it would turn on it PAUSE mode.
When you press play it would continue from exactly where you left off.
Alternatively, if you turned off the player while it was playing, it would
turn on and resume playing from where it left off

(Or some other functional equivalent e.g. hold STOP while it is playing to
turn off, and when turned on it comes back in PAUSE mode seeked to the
correct place)

This is kinda why I think resume (in its current implementation) is a
confusing name, because it is really an 'auto play'. With Resume=YES it
doesn't "remember" what you were doing and resume, it just automatically
starts playing anyway.

d

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