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Subject: Re: Playlist only shuffle, per file .cfg file, etc.

Re: Playlist only shuffle, per file .cfg file, etc.

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 13:24:42 +0200

Brian King wrote:
> 1. Is anyone working on the per file .cfg file loading that has been
> mentioned in the past?

Not that I know. But I still think it's a good idea worth implementing.

> This might be a better and more extensible way to
> go. I assume that the per file cfg file would override the settings for
> the selected file only and revert back to the old settings when
> selecting another file?

Yes. I imagine we simply store a couple of copies of the settings struct, or perhaps config blocks to save memory.

> Has a per directory cfg file ever been
> discussed? Having the functionality of both might be nice.

Yes, both have been discussed and I think both are good. Actually, I think we should have three types of auto-loaded .cfg files:

1) mp3-specific, called trackname.cfg
2) m3u-specific, called playlist.cfg
3) dir-specific, called _default.cfg or some such

> 2. What are the opinions on the separate filename extension for a
> playlist that would force shuffle mode on the playlist? This seems
> rather non-standard to me...
> 3. How about data in the m3u file itself to indicate to shuffle the
> playlist? I think something to this extent has been brought up before in
> favor of the per file .cfg file...

I think both of these would be more elegantly solved with a playlist.cfg.

Received on 2003-06-06

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