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Subject: Re: Notes from the audiobook world.

Re: Notes from the audiobook world.

From: Chris Hoekstra <>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 15:37:57 -0600

Oh man, this would be a really sweet change. So many times have I wanted
this function. I guess having a TiVo and this functionality makes me
want to be able to jump back a few seconds on every media device I have.

For the very rare times I want to start the song/file over again I could
give up a single back click. However, of the tens of times a day I would
like to jump back a few seconds for various reasons (learning japanese,
audio book listening, cool part in a song, etc) I have to fumble with
the rewind instead.


David H. Straayer wrote:


>Fourth: Here are a couple of tips that could make the Rockbox
>system even more audiobook-friendly. First, when the “left”
>button is tapped during play, I suggest that instead of jumping
>to the beginning of the file on the first tap, as it does now,
>just jump pack a user-configurable number of seconds back (this
>could even be hard set at some value between 15 and 45 seconds,
>but a user-settable amount avoids the gripes from folk who
>prefer a different value). Then if a second tap comes along
>soon (within a 1 or two second window, perhaps) it would then
>jump to the beginning of the file, and subsequent taps would go
>back files. This would make it easy to back up and “re-read” a
>section. Another nice idea would be to have a user-settable
>"re-read" value (it might even be the same parameter used
>above), and always do a resume or a bookmark that many seconds
>before the point at which reading was stopped. A little overlap
>helps a user to remember the context. I’d love to always have
>my Rockbox resume by re-playing the last 15 to 30 seconds of
>material. That would lessen the loss due to the otherwise nice
>fade-out and fade-in.

>Dave Straayer
>Audiobook enthusiast and
>now happy Rockbox user.

Received on 2004-03-20

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