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Subject: Feature request: Virtual Playlists
From: Johan Vromans (
Date: 2003-07-12

(Note I use the term Virtual Playlist since I couldn't find a better
term, although I know VP is already in use for something else.)

Some time ago, I tried to rip a CD with continuous music, and play it
without interruptions. It turned out to be impossible when ripping
into separate tracks -- there's always a small pause due to technical
limitations of MP3 encoding[1].

So the only solution seems to be to rip the CD in one big MP3 file.
But then you lose the display of the tracks, and the ability to search
for a specific piece os music.

Then I heard something about Virtual Playlists. If I understood
correctly (which doesn't necessarily needs to be the case) VPs would
make it possible to 'fake' a track structure on top of a single MP3
file, making it possible to display the right track information,
search for tracks, and so on. A VP would be like an ordinary playlist,
but each entry can have a starting position and length associated.

Wouldn't this be a nice feature for Rockbox?

-- Johan


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