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Subject: Single play mode and feature bloat

Single play mode and feature bloat

From: ajf <>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 15:51:29 -0400

I don't mean to criticize this particular suggestion. In fact, I would have
some use for a few of its features.


I'm beginning to worry about whether Rockbox developers should continue to
add things just because they can, without overloading the product with
features that will make it intimidating to new users.

I see at least four different Rockbox audiences and I'm a member of three of
them. Each has different needs re playlists, bookmarks, cueing, level
setting, etc etc.

A Jukebox music player
An audiobook player
A DJ/party music and sound effects mixer
A field recorder

Can one 200K piece of software do all these things? Should it?


Leif Sawyer writes:

> Jean Boullier writes:
>> To summarise, for DJ-like operations we need three new settings :
>> 1. "Play single mode", or "Pause after track" : "Yes", "No"
>> 2. "Skip silence" : "No", "Leading", "Trailing", "Both"
>> 3. "Silence threshold" : "-xxx dB"
>> Would that cover it all ?
> I think that at a minimum we need 1, and I'm preferential to
> the 'pause after track (with queue set to next track)' than
> just a 'play single mode (and stop)'. the auto-off timer
> works great while the jb is in pause mode..
> 2 and 3 are somewhat nice, but less important than 1.
> Of 2, trailing silence is more benificial
> for 3, not only a minimum dB, but also a time threshold,
> so that if the sound is below the mimimum for X time, then
> the action is taken.. (think songs with fake endings, or
> multiple gunshot/cannon f/x with pauses in between..)
Received on 2003-05-01

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