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Subject: Re: Recording screen: breaking the law

Re: Recording screen: breaking the law

From: nobby nobbs <nobbynobbs_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-06

that sounds very intuitive and sensible to me. :)

On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 20:52:02 +0100, Ray Lambert
<listlizard@interthingy.net> wrote:

> Philipp Pertermann wrote:
>
>> Rockbox isn't ergonomical when you have recorded something. I'd like to
>> improve its behaviour - even before the grand ui overhaul. I put my
>> thoughts
>> and first attempts here:
>> http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/BreakingTheLawForRecording
>>
>> What do you think? Please discuss!
>>
>> Phil
>>
> I've given this some thought, considering the current configuration and
> some of my own use cases, etc., and I've come up with the following
> suggestions:
>
> Note that I'm personally satisfied with the way the recording screen is
> right now. So, while I do think that your ideas are good and would be
> useful in some scenarios, I'm generally in favor of preserving the
> status quo. I think these suggestions do that in large part while still
> allowing for your ideas. Here's what I would do:
>
> Create a new menu, which I'll call the "Recording Disposition Menu".
> This menu is displayed automatically when a recording is ended using the
> STOP button. When this menu exits, it returns to the recording screen.
> The STOP button is one way to exit the menu; thus, when the menu isn't
> needed, pressing STOP twice will approximate the previous behavior. The
> menu contains items such as: "Playback", "Rename", and "Delete" (all in
> reference to the just-completed recording). I would also add an item to
> the "Recording Options Menu" to disable the "Recording Disposition Menu"
> for those who just don't want or need it.
>
> There's only one more way to end a recording (that I'm aware of) and
> that's by pressing F3 while recording. This causes the current
> recording to end and a new recording to begin immediately (effectively
> inserting a "cue" into a longer continuous recording, such as a
> concert). Inserting the "Recording Disposition Menu" here would disrupt
> the whole purpose of this feature, so I can't see how it could be done.
> But I think that's a reasonable trade-off for functionality: if you need
> the cuing capability you cannot also have control over disposition. Of
> course, you can easily do all that dispositive stuff later anyway.
>
> What do you think? Would that satisfy your needs, or did I miss
> something? Is there another way to end a recording that I missed? (I
> guess there's the shutdown case, but I think the solution in that case
> is obvious: no menu.)
>
> ~ray
>
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