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Subject: How much should player/recorder software differ? (was: play marked file vs. start random file (when shuffle is on))
From: Uwe Freese (
Date: 2002-08-07

Hello Justin,

Justin Heiner wrote on Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 1:29:41 AM:

JH> I personally disagree with that. I see your point about wanting it
JH> to start off with a random file, but it seems like having it start
JH> with the marked file isn't such a bad thing... if you don't want to
JH> listen to it, hit next and it'll give you a random one (if i'm
JH> understanding the current status of the shuffled dir feature
JH> correctly)

The problem is that I cannot play all songs of a dir once shuffled.
If I press next (as you said), the first song wouldn't be played again.

JH> The differences between that feature in the player and the recorder
JH> would also be significant. If it's to be done, my opinion is that it
JH> should be the same between the player and the recorder (ie: just
JH> have it as a menu option).

But making the recorder software exactly behave like the player
(concerning the buttons), the additional buttons wouldn't be used! And I
want to use them.
I think that it will be the usual way that the recorder has some
features on it's additional buttons and the player has this functions in
the config menu. How would you otherwise make use of the recorder
buttons without giving up these functions on the player?
I'd prefer the right button as it is now (same in player and recorder)
and the play button my "starting with random file" (only on recorder).

Bye, Uwe.

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