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Subject: Re: Podcasting, anybody? (opml reader in rockbox)

Re: Podcasting, anybody? (opml reader in rockbox)

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2005 23:21:36 +0000

"My mate let me take his bike for a spin 'round the block last week" is
about the only place I can imagine using the word "block" (in this
sense.) But it is a thoroughly indeterminate distance and is not used at
all outside of this context (can anyone think of a good counter-example?)
...that is to traverse a short distance with the start and end being the
same place.

As Joe says, our towns & cities are generally divided into "housing
estates" so "my mate lives [on the other side|right in the middle] of the
estate" ..or maybe he lives "near town" or "a few miles away" ...distance
are generally measured in either "miles" or "kilometres" (depending on your
age) or in larger cities in "tube stops" ("how far is it?" -> "a couple of
stops on the tube") or "£" ("Hey Mr cabbie, how far to Harrods?" -> "about
10 quid mate")

I was about to paste a link to multimap to show you the shapes you will
find in our cities, but remembered that it would be of little use to you to say, you would have to be mentally unstable (or a town planner
(hmmmm - is there a link there?)) to spot any regular patterns or shapes on
a map of a town. British towns were not designed from scratch, but rather
have grown organically, often based on land-ownership borders dating back

As for playing mp3 clips between songs, I fear the answer will be
"playlists" ...if you name your pre/post files "sensibly" it should be easy
enough to automate the procedure. If that is an option for you, let me
know if you need any help with banging together a tool to do it :)


>We don't really have a need for a native word, English roads are far
>less... square. Where a shape like that does exist, we probably call
>it a block, but it would probably be in a housing estate.
>On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 09:51:56 -0600, Glenn at home
><> wrote:
> > This has made me wonder if there is a setting, or if one could be
> > implemented to make the rockbox use the voice clips I have generated,
> > automatically.
> > I mean if the unit is just playing from one song to the next, would we be
> > able to set it to play the voice clip just before it's accompanying song.
> > This would be cool if I am broadcasting over my cCrane FM transmitter.
> > BTW, the cCrane has pots inside and if you turn up the correct one, at one
> > of the ends, you will get about a block & a half with it.
> > BTW, what do you folks in the UK call a city block?
> > Glenn
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <>
> > To: "Rockbox development" <>; "Michael Elsdörfer"
> > <>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 6:34 AM
> > Subject: Re: Podcasting, anybody? (opml reader in rockbox)
> >
> > On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 16:52:58 +0100, Michael Elsdörfer
> > <> wrote:
> > > > As far as I can see, a plugin beeing able to display such a ompl-file
> > > > in a structured way like chapters would to the job, isn't it ?
> > >
> > > I guess so. A plugin is probably also the only right way to do it,
> > > thinking of all the people you have no interest in this feature.
> > >
> > > On the other hand, I really dislike the way the plugins currently are
> > > (or are not, actually) integrated into the menu system.
> >
> > uh. it would be the act of pressing ON while playing such a recording,
> > then browsing to the opml-file, then playing it.
> > There are other functionalities some people want to have at their
> > fingertips that are NOT accessible so easily.
> >
> > Browsing for the opml-file would then be more work if you got more
> > casts in one directory, PLUS the fact all casts have the same starting
> > string in the filename.
> >
> > There could be a second assignment for mp3-Files to the opml-plugin.
> > The plugin then had to search for a corresponding (either the same
> > file name but different extension or even in id3-tags) opml-file so
> > the browsing-step for the correct opml-file can be dropped. The
> > opml-file would then be accessed by "ON, RIGHT-HOLD, then selecting to
> > correct plugin (max 2 clicks)". There you are. No way to do it with
> > less steps with any other plugin-integration.
> >
> > uh, wait. It's long press on PLAY, then "Open with", then the list of
> > taking plugins.
> >
> > Manuel
> > _______________________________________________
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> >
> >

Received on 2005-01-03

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