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Subject: Re: Audiobooks and shuffle.

Re: Audiobooks and shuffle.

From: Nate Nystrom <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 04:37:04 -0400

On Fri Sep 06 04:05:41 -0400 2002, Robert Hak wrote:
> I guess my fear here is that we are talking about the posibility of asking
> users to do _alot_ of file creation on their main system. I dunno... I
> just think the software shouldn't account for users been lazy (for the
> most part)
> /Adi

How about having a key combo (say MENU+PLAY on the player models) that
flips the shuffle bit before playing a playlist or directory. The
change from the menu setting should only apply to that playlist; the
change does not persist. Then, Chad can leave the shuffle bit on by
default, but use the key combo to play his audio books. I think we
still have remaining key combos for the player in the tree view, unless
some have been added in the last 1-2 days. I'd also like to see an
option that disables shuffle for directories, but not playlists, since I
almost never want to shuffle my directories.

While I'm on the topic of key combos, another one I'd like is one to pop
the tree view back to the currently playing song.


> On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Benoit Lubek wrote:
> I think it's a cool idea, for example put a file named .rockbox in a
> directory. This file could have the shuffle setting for this directory but
> also other settings like the loadable EQ, auto-volume, etc. applied only to
> this directory !
> BoD
> > My honest response to this is, no.
> >
> > Remember to turn shuffle off. The code should not be responsible for
> > users forgetting to do things.
> >
> > /Adi
> >
> > On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Chad wrote:
> >
> > One of the guys at work came up with a good idea.
> > Turn off shuffle automaticly when playing files in a "Magic"
> > dir say one
> > named Books.
> > Since you never want to shuffle audio books and sometimes it
> > gets left on ;-)
> > Anybody think this is worth coding? hint hint
> > --
> > Chad
Received on 2002-09-06

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