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Subject: Re: Crossfade options

Re: Crossfade options

From: john <ruttmannn_at_gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:28:10 +0100

Hi Jeff

> > I don't personally see much use for the new option, i.e. I don't see when
> > you'd use "Auto Track Skip" but not "Always" instead.

As always: Different people, different needs...

This is exactly the option I was missing. I like the effect of
crossfading very much and normally would always use it. I rarely
listen to albums in original order. But...: When skipping through
playlists the delay before the next track starts in crossfade mode is
so anoying long, that I often disable crossfade. Most possibly I would
use the "Auto Track Skip" option all the time.

But...

> Speaking of manual skips, I noticed that crossfaded manual skips are
> handled precisely the same way as track-end crossfades. That is, the
> fadeout happens *at the end* of the currently buffered material, which
> is then mixed with the faded in new track. This means that even after
> the skip button is pressed it can be a couple of seconds before the
> crossfade start sample is marked and the fade out delay begins to count
> down. I propose that the fadeout delay counter should begin immediately
> for crossfaded manual skips. I don't foresee any objections to this,
> but I thought I'd ask.

This opens up another possibility:
If you eliminate the unneccessary delay, maybe I would use the
"Always" option again. No need to predict this deeper now, however.
But you see: You solved one ugly behaviour in two possible ways. Yeah,
and they can be combined, too. Thanks.

cu
John
Received on 2009-11-20


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