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Subject: Re: amiconn: apps settings.c,1.319,1.320

Re: amiconn: apps settings.c,1.319,1.320

From: Dave Chapman <dave_at_dchapman.com>
Date: 2005-11-07

Anton Oleynikov wrote:
>>What do you mean by that? Do you mean that "directory
>>navigation" will
>>be the only behaviour supported by Rockbox and that the current
>>behaviour (i.e. stopping playback at the end of the last track in a
>>directory) will not exist?
>
>
> Yes, if I recall correctly Linus suggested that since folder playlists are
> artificial
> automatic playlists anyway - if user wants to stop playback at the end he
> should create
> an actual playlist.

I strongly disagree with that suggestion. I organise my music in what I
think is a standard directory hierarchy - Artist/Album - and I wouldn't
want to have to create a playlist for every single album on my player.

I use Rockbox by simply browsing to an album, playing it, and then when
it finishes, I browse and choose another album. I'm not sure why you
think I would always want Rockbox to play the next album by the same
artist, or an album by the next artist.

I can understand that some people might want that behaviour as an
option, but it doesn't seem intuitive to me. Rockbox has never behaved
like that, and the only other MP3 player I've used (the iPod) doesn't
behave like that either.

Dave.
Received on Mon Nov 7 13:54:43 2005


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