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Subject: Re: Automatic multi-resume feature for podcasts and audiobooks (FS#11748)

Re: Automatic multi-resume feature for podcasts and audiobooks (FS#11748)

From: David Hall <dmhall_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:31:24 -0500

On 12/15/2010 11:32 AM, Paul Louden wrote:
> On 12/15/2010 9:29 AM, Marcin Bukat wrote:
>>
>> We have option to set recording dir, starting browser dir etc. I don't
>> see any problem to add another 'special' configurable dir.
>>
>> Marcin
>
> Neither of those two options create a situation where two files in the
> same playlist can end up transparently treated differently.
>

And, IMHO, this is an artifact of Rockbox allowing the user to do stupid
things.

If the test for inclusion includes "can a user abuse the freedoms
Rockbox grants to do stupid things?" shop might as well be packed up, IMHO.

IIRC Apple OS avoids this very situation by denying a user the "freedom"
to mix podcasts and music in a playlist.

As I see it, audiobooks and podcasts are a special case for many. The
fact they are a special case is evidenced by the attempts of various
Original Firmwares to create ways (as broken as they may be) of
accommodating them.

--soap
Received on 2010-12-15


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