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Subject: RE: ignoring paths when playing from playlists

RE: ignoring paths when playing from playlists

From: David Reis <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 10:01:59 -0500


Be careful what you ask for.......

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

agree !
don`t pollute good software with features which correct "user`s bad
better tell the users how to do it right (i.e. create reasonable playlists)


> Greg Haerr wrote:
> > 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_.
> And guess why they don't work? Because they contain invalid path names.
> > 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.
> I don't agree. The user would not understand what is happening. I can
> smell the bug report from here:
> "Wrong song is played when I play a playlist"
> I think it's better to do nothing than to do the wrong thing.
> I'd rather have good documentation on how to create correct playlists
> than to have Rockbox cluttered with code that corrects mistakes made by
> the user.
> Creating a correct playlist is such a simple thing.
> > I think the point here is to have Rockbox run playlists without having
> > to muck with them. Archos does, so should we...
> I still don't agree. The Archos firmware does it, good for them. I never
> have to "muck" with my playlists, because they are correct, without any
> extra path information.
> /Linus

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