FS#6377 - multi-mode reverse and forward
Opened by Mark Terran (mterran) - Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 22:24 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Friday, 12 December 2008, 15:15 GMT
I appreciate the variable rewind acceleration feature for the Archos player. My request instead concerns the behavior of the controls themselves.
As far as I know, no portable mp3 player provides discrete skip and search buttons, i.e. <| |> AND << >> for a total of four buttons. Instead, there are only two directional controls; the user presses the reverse button momentarily in order to jump back to the beginning of the track; in order to search backwards the user must hold the reverse button long enough to override the track-skip function and enter into search mode. Having achieved this, the user then releases the button once the backwards review has reached the desired point.
The problem is, if the desired retrograde is very brief, as in 1, 2, 3 or 4 seconds - important for some who are trying to learn brief but dense musical phrases, for example - the terrible danger exists of the user unintentially returning altogether to the beginning of the track.
Now, in some early portable Sony CD Discman players, there were only the two directional buttons. However, there also was a third, button-mode button which would transform the forward and reverse buttons into true search buttons (i.e. pressing it momentarily would not cause the player to skip tracks).
Would something like this be possible? Or, could the on and off buttons on the Archos player be rendered cue and review buttons on demand?
Is there any player where this could be feasible using Rockbox?
I would be eternally grateful for this feature!
Friday, 12 December 2008, 15:15 GMT
Reason for closing: Invalid
Additional comments about closing: Closing all feature requests.