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Subject: Re: FS#10343: Resume playback even if it reached the end and stopped

Re: FS#10343: Resume playback even if it reached the end and stopped

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:39:48 -0500

Al Le wrote:
> I'd also say it should go to WPS in that situation. "Repeat" refers to
> the continuous operation IMO. If the player is powered off, it's no
> "repeat" anymore. If the start screen is set to WPS that means (for me
> at least) that the user would like to (automatically) hear music after
> power on. This patch would enable that in 99.9% of cases (0.1% being
> the case of the first installation of Rockbox -- there is no playlist
> then :-).

On the other hand, if "repeat" is set to "no" that means "I want the
music to stop after we reach the end of the playlist and not start until
I manually resume playback or select a new song." Shutdowns can happen
without user intervention (idle timeout) and booting up to playback can
cause quite a disturbance if attached to speakers when the user knew it
was "stopped" and the playlist complete when they shut down.

There's a difference between booting up and resuming a playlist
in-progress, and booting up and starting a playlist that had ended.

I'm just saying, a resume on boot when playback had "ended" from the
user's perception could cause a nasty shock, and even hearing damage if
they've moved from speakers to headphones or similar.
Received on 2009-06-29

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