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Subject: Re: A 'Tape' state for files

Re: A 'Tape' state for files

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 23:58:59 +0100

You gotta love slashdot - what an obvious solution to the problem.
Tag the individual playlist/directory/file as tape (or "resume")

I have this:
+-- _albums
     +-- artistname

The big trouble with this setup and Rockbox is another nasty resume issue
that the above would fix.

I have several albums under each artist. All tracks are present in the
directory. There a N playlists per [artistname].

If I play an album in the car one day. And then, some weeks/months later I
go to play a single track to a friend ...I can't ...Pressing play on the
track makes the playlist resume.

To mark the playlist as resume, but the track as play-once would solve this
For people desiring the old style behaviour - tag the directory as resume.



>Hi folks,
>Whilst reading a slashdot article about the death of the Cassette Tape,
>and reading the following comment:
>"Audio books have all seemed to be switching over to CD-ROM, but it makes
>me sad. I don't really care about ultra-high fidelity when being read a
>book. What I /do/ care about is not having it lose my place when I have to
>stop the car, etc. I rarely stop on a chapter boundary. And it's rare for
>audio players to remember the CD's their position well under all the
>circumstances they need to in order to make Audio Books on CD really work."
> occured to me that we are lacking this feature. Yes, I know we have
>bookmarking but I think there is a better alternative. I suggest being
>able to mark a file (and album (folder) perhaps?) as a 'Tape', so whenever
>it is played it starts playing from where it left off, when the user last
>pressed stop. Also, the icon could change to that of a tape, indicating
>immediatly what the behaviour and state it was in.
>I know, I would like this as I liszten to radio shows and comedy shows and
>rarely get to listen to end bit's of stuff as I havn't bothered to mess
>around with bookmarking.
>In fact, I think the video player has this funtionality already, but
>What do you think?

Received on 2005-06-18

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