FS#8056 - Save playlist defaults should be adjusted to match standards, should use /playlist directory...
Opened by Dan (gongozolo) - Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 05:27 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Sunday, 05 June 2011, 11:18 GMT
Playlist - default save settings issue:
It's hard to say whether this is a bug fix request or a feature request, so apologies to those who think it's a new feature request...
THe playlist save defaults should be changed to default to the /playlist directory, and default to the name of the current playlist, if it has a name. Rockbox should only default to the name, "dynamic", if the playlist does not yet have a name.
For awhile in there, when you choose "save playlist" Rockbox used to default to the /playlist directory, and used to default to the name of the current playlist, unless it had no name; then the would default to "dynamic". This was the logical behaviour.
However, now the playlist default seems to have reverted to the old format of default root directory with the default name "dynamic", when you save a playlist. (At least on the ipod & iriver, can't say about the others - as of Oct 30/07).
This behaviour is counter-intuitive, non-standard, and annoying. I was trying to show a new user how to use the playlist feature (which I had been bragging about), and when we got to saving your playlist I had to give up - it was too much hassle. Moreover, sometimes I make a few changes to a playlist while listening to it, and would like to save it again, it is awkward to have to re-enter the directory and name.
When saving Eq presets and fm radio presets, they automatically default to their respective directory. The playlist behaviour should be fixed so it does the equivalent. It would also help with building a playlist catalogue.
If someone could please fix this behaviour, I could again start bragging that rockbox's playlist system is much better than apple's.
Sunday, 05 June 2011, 11:18 GMT
Reason for closing: Out of Date
Additional comments about closing: no activity for over 3 years.