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Subject: Re: Sansa: thoughts on keybindings

Re: Sansa: thoughts on keybindings

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 13:34:20 -0500

>
> power: toggle play/pause everywhere (except perhaps in game-plugins
> where it is used to exit the game often)
>
> long-power: turn off the player
>
> play/pause: toggle between WPS and where you have been before pressing
> play/pause the last time.
Firstly, there is a very significant difference between "Stop" and
"Pause": While music is Paused, voice cannot function. Stop is necessary
if one wishes to hear voice without any music.

Stop clears the WPS because literally it is a "While Playing Screen" and
cannot be displayed while nothing is playing. When "Paused" technically
the audio is still playing, it is merely paused (the audio is still in
the audio buffer, and the playback engine is just waiting to resume
consuming it).

This is how the "stop" and "pause" function work on all Rockbox targets.
They even work that way on cpchan's build, you just don't know which
button actually stops playback, because it's significantly less apparent
(which is a downside for blind users).
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