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Subject: Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

Re: FS#9873 - Utilise buttons for playlisting

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:42:12 -0800

2009/3/4 Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>:
> Jonathan Gordon wrote:
>>
>> you completely ignored all the queue options and the shuffled options.
>>
>
> "Insert Shuffled" is not something you use when manually creating playlists
> very often. It's something used primarily in stead of manually playlisting,
> rather than as part of it. If you need to do it more than once, it's easier
> to just add everything linearly to the playlist then turn on shuffle.
>
> As for queuing, yeah, sure, I left that out. Again you don't use it when
> doing real playlist creation. It's for adding temporary items to playback.
> This feature makes "playlist creation" of the sort where you create
> permanent, saved playlists much easier. Since this is currently one of the
> most frustrating features (and many people stick to the PC for playlist
> making because of it) it's still a net win, even if we leave off queuing.
> All of the other options are basically not things you need a "shortcut" to
> because they aren't really repetitive actions. And even queuing ought to
> rarely be repetitive. If you need a large number of "queued" files you can
> still insert them and just not save the playlist.
>

replace "you" with "me" or "I" in that paragraph and it might make
sense.. We obviously do playlisting very differently... the fact that
you presume to know how I do it is well....

When I use custom playlists (most of my listening is dirplay) I will
often go looking for a song i want to listen to (or just add) and
usually dont care if its next or later... then there are the times i
want to listen to song A next, then do a bit more browsing and decide
i want to hear B next instead....
From a purely technical POV there is sfa difference in the code
changes needed to do what I want compared to the current patch (maybe
a few extra lines).. more power to you if you never end up using it,
but you certainly arnt the entire user/dev base.
Received on 2009-03-05


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