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Subject: Re: midk: Crossfade skipping tracks only.

Re: midk: Crossfade skipping tracks only.

From: XavierGr <xaviergr_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-31

Yesterday I tested a little the new crossfade option. It worked quite fine.
Note: Can we crossfade when we press rewind too. Currently it will crossfade
if I advance to the next track, but what If I press back to listen the same
track from start?

On 31/03/06, gl <gl@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>
> >> Only use Crossfade when the next track is NOT from the same artist and
> >> album ....
>
> Good idea. + ... and the next logical track in the list (ie. not
> shuffled).
>
> The lag I mentioned previously is of course the result of the cross-fade
> not
> activating until the next song's data is in the buffer (disk access in my
> case). So instead I propose another new mode - 'fade out
> instantly'. This
> has all the benefits of making the transition smoother, but is more
> responsive and takes less time to happen altogether.
>
> > That's an interesting idea. I'm also thinking about the possibility of
> > other fade options, as well as different fade types/speeds (linear,
> > logarithmic, etc) - may or may not work well.
>
> Configurable fade curves are definitely worth having, and should of course
> be reused between all fade features.
>
> OK, is 'midk' monitoring this? If not, anybody have a contact email so we
> can get the suggestions to him?
>
> > In other news - I used my iPod for about two hours today total, all
> > FLAC music. I didn't have any problems at all with the "track skip
> > only" setting.
> >
> > Can you be any more specific about what the problem you're having is
> > exactly? I'd like to be able to reproduce it...
>
> As I said in my first mail, when I enter a new directory and start to play
> files, skip crossfading usually (but not always) works for 2 or 3 skips.
> After that the crossfading usually stops working - skips are 'hard' again.
> Sometimes it works again a few files later, sometimes it doesn't. I
> haven't
> found a reliable pattern.
>
> Just tried this again, and it seems a Wavpack-only problem (no doubt
> caused
> by the problem I bugged). I was pretty sure I'd seen it on MP3 too
> occasionally, but now I can't repro.
> --
> gl
>
>
Received on Fri Mar 31 14:13:28 2006


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