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Subject: Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

Re: ignoring paths when playingg from playlists

From: Greg Haerr <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:35:28 -0700

: 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.

We better start documenting how to use the default win32 jukebox software
package then. (any volunteers ;(

: Creating a correct playlist is such a simple thing.

Well, since few people except the original guy who asked for this
feature seem to agree with me, I'll stop, after my last attempt at
explaining why this feature _could_ be considered a decent feature,
(with an on/off switch):

"It would be nice to read documentation on how to create correct
playlists, etc, instead of having the machine just work. However, the
reason the playlist was created 'wrong' in the first place is because
the windows software that comes with Jukebox creates it incorrectly,
non-intuitively, for the user. Then the user tries to run the playlist,
and of course, it doesn't work with Rockbox. Of course the user
is a newbie, and doesn't 'get it', nor understand why it doesn't work,
when he uses Rockbox, although the same playlist works on the
original firmware."

I'm willing to bet somebody lunch that this is the reason that Archos
added the "feature" in the first place: the windows jukebox program they
creates non-relative playlists, and they required it so that windows
users can use the box...

: 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.

Well it works for you, when you use non-archos-packaged
playlist creation software not on windows.

Note: the archos-bundled software is called "MusicMatch".



: > I think the point here is to have Rockbox run playlists without having
: > to muck with them. Archos does, so should we...
: /Linus
Received on 2003-01-06

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