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Subject: Re: my comments on meeting1

Re: my comments on meeting1

From: Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 21:06:53 +0200

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Magnus Holmgren <lear_at_algonet.se> wrote:
>> Besides, as I mentioned at DevCon IMO bookmarks should be merged in
>> some way with playlists. And we need to store the last position in the
>> dynamic playlist upon shutdown too, so ...
>
> Without creating a new playlist format? :)

There is already extm3u around, and why not simply use an extra field
there (why not invent a new one, like "#bmark:") to store the bookmark
information. As far as I understood all lines starting with # will get
ignored until the player recognizes a known element.

The other option would be to simply include the playlist in the
bookmark file, but I like the extm3u idea somewhat better -- no extra
file, and you can move the playlist file around without loosing the
bookmark information. Players not supporting our extra field should
safely ignore it, shouldn't they? The second solution would have the
advantage that we can simply save the dynamic playlist and don't need
a separate playlist position file anymore, thus also make bookmarks
from the database work. And another advantage of both solutions,
especially if the resume position gets considered a special bookmark:
no issues with removed files anymore.

 - Dominik
Received on 2008-07-04


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