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Subject: Re: "Estimated Runtime" feature.

Re: "Estimated Runtime" feature.

From: Barry Wardell <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 16:50:57 +0100

On 4/17/07, Paul Louden <> wrote:
> How many people think this feature is worth keeping?
> I was talking in IRC, and I realized it's a fairly "weak" feature.
> With all the various codecs music can be played with, and the
> conditions under which it can be played, for the vast majority of
> people the runtime is, if anything, misleading.
> As well, it leaves an option in our menu, the battery capacity, that
> confuses many users.
> I would like to suggest that this feature could be trimmed. I imagine
> it's a minimal gain for removal, but it does also remove some
> confusion.
> But, I also know that I don't use the feature, and perhaps other
> people feel differently about it. So, what say you: Any fans of it? Is
> it useful and I'm just too thick to see it (very possible)?

There's also the fact that it's totally inaccurate on quite a few
targets (PP targets at least, possibly others).

Personally, I never use it and would be fine with it being removed.
Received on 2007-04-17

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