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Subject: Re: A 'Tape' state for files

Re: A 'Tape' state for files

From: mat <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 00:18:26 +0100

Not quite, as I suggest a memory for each individual file (that has had
it's 'state' set to 'Tape')
You could leave an audio book for ages (and play other stuff in between)
then come back to where you left off.

Rocker wrote:

> I think that is what the resume feature already does?
> rocker
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "mat" <>
> To: "Rockbox development" <>
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 4:50 PM
> Subject: A 'Tape' state for files
>> 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
>> constantly.
>> What do you think?
>> mat
>> _______________________________________________
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Received on 2005-06-18

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