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Subject: Re: A 'Tape' state for files

Re: A 'Tape' state for files

From: Rocker <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 18:03:42 -0600

Got ya! That would be excellent. Provided the voice UI would work for
this. Perhaps an advanced book marking setting or something.


----- Original Message -----
From: "mat" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: A 'Tape' state for files

> 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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