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Subject: RE: [ rockbox-Bugs-716839 ] Delay when ff/rew

RE: [ rockbox-Bugs-716839 ] Delay when ff/rew

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 13:01:01 -0700 (PDT)

I also agree that as soon as track skip is pressed, the current track
should immediately stop playing.

However, the other issue, rapidly moving back or forward more than one
track, is very easy to solve. From the WPS invoke the file browser (press
Menu on a Player) and scroll up or down the number of songs you want to
skip, and then press play.

* Presto * You're there!

So, on my player, if I'm on track 4, and I want to be on 7 in a hurry,
it's "Menu, Plus, Plus, Plus, Play" and I'm there. Yes it's two extra
keystrokes, but it's still _very_ fast and easy. Took less time to do it
than to type the five words just now.


On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Brian Rodgers wrote:

> Precisely! If you've pressed the button, you've said that you're done
> listening to that song.
> As to the general sluggishness of changing tracks, here's where it's
> *really* a problem. If I want to get from playlist track 1 to track 4, both
> the archos firmware and rockbox handle this more sluggishly than I'd expect.
> The archos one just goes to hell on this task, sometimes skipping into the
> wrong song. While rockbox doesn't do this, it does still seems to be a bit
> slower and just not as smooth as it is in winamp or a CD player.
> A winamp style playlist browser will help (and I know that Stefan Meyer is
> working on one), but I still think that it'd be great if some improvements
> could be made to the track skip mechanisms to make this operation much more
> smooth. It might also help (even if it's just in terms of perception) if
> you could speed up how the display is updated when you press ff/rew.
> -Brian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Daniel Stenberg
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 5:45 AM
> To: Rockbox
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Mike Holden wrote:
> > I would agree that we should cut off playback as soon as the button is
> > pressed. If I press FF/REW to track skip, I have given "positive
> > affirmation" that I no longer wish to listen to the current track. I see
> no
> > point continuing to play it!
> Having tought about it a bit, I agree as well. It also provides a nice
> audible feedback, which is very useful if you for example have your Archos
> in
> your pocket when you attempt to do prev/next.
Received on 2003-04-08

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