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Subject: Re: FS#11931 - Do a short rewind when playback is paused

Re: FS#11931 - Do a short rewind when playback is paused

From: John Morris <john_at_kirsta.com>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 16:00:06 -0600

On 05/09/2011 12:52 PM, sideral wrote:
> Fellow Rockbox hackers,
>
> I'd like to commit FS#11931, which generalizes the rewind-a-little-
> on-headphone-unplug feature to all kinds of pause, not just headphone
> unplug. This will lead to one config option being renamed and moved
> ("Duration to Rewind" in the pause-phones menu to "Rewind on Pause" in
> the playback settings).
>
> I'm bringing this up here because I find it hard to get a quorum of
> experienced Rockbox hackers on IRC to assert the harmlessness of this
> change, which I'd welcome given my relative juniority in this
> project. :) I'd also welcome any concerns developers might have.
>
> If you're interested in this feature in one way or another, may I ask
> you to subscribe to (or "watch") FS#11931? That's where I'll post patch
> updates or discussion summaries if necessary.
>
> sideral
>
I did the original patch for this, and Sideral then picked it up and
improved it. I've been using it for a few months now, mostly in
combination with car mode while listening to audio books, and
in practice it is a very nice feature to have.

I originally did not have the rewind on manual (pressing the pause
button), but added it at Sideral's suggestion. It works better than
I anticipated: listening to an audio book while doing household
chores and my wife asks me something, the rewind recovers the
gap between removing the 'phones and pressing pause.

John Morris
Received on 2011-05-10


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