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Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

From: Greg Haerr <>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 20:07:57 -0800

> On the other hand, it wouldn't be that hard for Rockbox to shorten the
> path and retry. This approach will introduce other interesting problems,
> when it may find the wrong song (with the same name but in a different
> directory) if a file couldn't be found.

It's not that big a deal - the current version won't play a song at
all with an invalid path prefix, so it's not likely this approach will
play many "incorrect" songs. The feature that is being requested
will allow Rockbox to play playlists that currently don't work _at all_.
In a non-technical-user-based device, I think it's always better
for the device to do something, than nothing. And if the wrong
song were ever to be played, you can always hit the "next" button.

> Why not just use relative directories in your playlists? Do the freeware
> programs that people use to create playlists not have the ability to do
> this? One could always write a short perl script that walked your mp3
> structure and converted all your playlists to use relative paths...

I think the point here is to have Rockbox run playlists without having
to muck with them. Archos does, so should we...


Received on 2003-01-05

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