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Subject: RE: Artist Selection

RE: Artist Selection

From: Elliott, Tim <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 05:37:23 -0700

I will ask again,
Is it all that important to process the search using rockbox as a search

Why not do all possible searches using your PC, and then save all possible
results to the hard disk drive as playlists and then use Rockbox to BROWSE
the presaved searches?

I have been doing this since before rockbox had plugins. Way back in version
I have all song titles presearched and stored as playlists on my archos.
They take up a total of about 12MB, but that it minor compared to the
ability to search for any word in any title of any song I have.

Adding the ability to search artists and albums would be even easier to set
up. In fact I already have my music organized by artist and then album so I
can search those just by browsing as it is.

Maybe I am missing something.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nix []
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: Artist Selection

On Wed, 07 Jan 2004, Stephen Noftall said:
> - Have base categories: Artist, Album, Category, Most Played and Least
> Played. Highest Rank/Least Played, etc.

The first three categories should definitely be configurable.

Artist and Album don't make any sense at all for audio books and don't
make very much sense for classical music either (not only the
terminology but also the organization differs).

> It will need to update
> most/least played one, as I think the JB will have a hard time with it.

The only thing that could possibly track this information is Rockbox.
The USB cable's not plugged in when playback is underway, and we can't
communicate down it, really, in any case (as only one host can talk to
the disk at any one time).

As they say, build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a
path to your door. But nobody ever got anywhere outlawing mice.
Received on 2004-01-08

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