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Subject: Re: Hopefully not a dumb question...

Re: Hopefully not a dumb question...

From: Mike Holden <rockbox_at_mikeholden.org>
Date: 2006-03-21

You are correct in that "follow playlist" is not the required option here.

However you are not correct in saying that the required functionality is
not available.

The requester simply needs to enable the "bookmark on stop" option in the
menu. Next time they press STOP, a bookmark will be saved for that
playlist (you may see a .bmark file being created with the same name as
the playlist). If they also set the "load last bookmark" option, then it
will load the appropriate bookmark next time they play that playlist, and
will therefore continue on from where they stopped last time they played
that playlist.

Simple, and works like a charm - I use it all the time!

Will Robertson said:
> Follow playlist doesn't do what you want, it just makes it so that when
> you go to the file browser from the WPS is highlights the file you are
> currently listening to rather then the root of the player.
> I am not aware of any function of rockbox that can do what you want
> Nick, but it seems trivial enough to implement.
> Maybe you should open a feature request for it to get it noticed.
> (Then again, I could be completely wrong and I just don't know where
> this feature is).
>
> Will
>
> On 3/21/06, Glenn at home <GlennErvin@cableone.net> wrote:
>>
>> That could indeed be the difference, as I am using an
>> h-120.
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nick von Korff" <nickvk@itouch.com.au>
>> To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 10:06 PM
>> Subject: RE: Hopefully not a dumb question...
>>
>>
>> Well, I've just tried exactly what you suggested and even saved a new
>> config. The option is definitely still on when I restart the player,
>> and it
>> still resumes playback from the playlist fine. So, I stopped it
>> playing the
>> playlist, browsed to another folder, played and skipped through a few
>> tracks, but unfortunately when I started my playlist again, it went
>> back to
>> track 1 of 5000 odd.
>> Maybe it's a problem unique to the iRiver H300 series?
>> Anyone else having this problem on an h320/h340?
>> Cheers,
>> Nick v K.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
>> [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
>> Behalf Of Glenn at home
>> Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2006 2:51 PM
>> To: Rockbox
>> Subject: Re: Hopefully not a dumb question...
>>
>> I wonder if you have a config file saved with that feature turned off.
>> Try turning it on again, and exit the menus, shut off the player, and
>> go into the menus and see if it is still on.
>> I really think this should work, as it was a problem for me too until
>> I learned of this feature.
>> I also hated the way it would start on song 1 every time I stopped a
>> song. But this feature worked for me.
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nick von Korff" <nickvk@itouch.com.au>
>> To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:06 PM
>> Subject: RE: Hopefully not a dumb question...
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the suggestion... I just tried it, but it didn't work. I
>> turned the option on, stopped my playlist, browsed to another album,
>> played a few tracks, then opened my playlist again and it started from
>> track 1. Is there any special way that I should open the playlist, or
>> do I just browse to it and hit the NAVI (Ok) button?
>> Cheers,
>> Nick v K.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
>> [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
>> Behalf Of Glenn at home
>> Sent: Tuesday, 21 March 2006 1:58 PM
>> To: Rockbox
>> Subject: Re: Hopefully not a dumb question...
>>
>> I think that if you go into the menus, and in general, and then go
>> into "file view", and set:
>> "follow playlist".
>> to yes, this may take care of your problem.
>> HTH.
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Nick von Korff" <nickvk@itouch.com.au>
>> To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 7:27 PM
>> Subject: Hopefully not a dumb question...
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>> I've been following the posts for some time, but this is my first, and
>> it's
>> purely a functionality question.
>> This is the situation:
>> I have a really long randomised playlist covering virtually all music
>> on my
>> iRiver H340, minus the classical stuff which I only really listen to
>> when studying. The reason I have everything in one long playlist is so
>> that it plays through from beginning to end without ever repeating a
>> track. The problem is if I want to play an album by itself, I end up
>> losing where I
>> am in my playlist. I can't figure out how I can get back to the place
>> I was
>> in the playlist, short of remembering that I was up to track x out y,
>> then scrolling all the way back through the playlist to get back to
>> track x. That's fine if you only have around 100 tracks in the list,
>> but I have some
>> 5000 songs in the list, and when I get to over 1000 tracks through the
>> list,
>> scrolling all the way down to the last played track is REALLY tedious.
>> Is there any way to save your place in the current playlist, play some
>> other
>> music, then return to where you left off in your playlist.
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Nick v K.
>> P.S. I really can't get enough of RockBox. It's the BEST thing that's
>> happened to portable music since the invention of the MP3 player, in
>> my opinion... and I am a sighted user! ;o)

-- 
Mike Holden
Received on Tue Mar 21 12:32:22 2006

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