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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: Al Le <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:06:26 +0200

On 30.06.2009 15:48, pondlife wrote:
>> If I understood Paul's objections correctly, the power off case was
>> exactly the special case (that's why I mentioned power off in the
>> response to you). Paul suggested, that, if the playlist ended
>> "naturally", i.e. played to the end (and hence playback stopped),
>> and then the player was switched off (manually or automatically
>> through idle timeout), the playback should NOT automatically start
>> the next time the player is switched on. We're talking about this
>> particular case only.
> Ah, gotcha.
> Personally, I would want it to restart automatically in this case -
> because it would be consistent [...]

That's what I think either.

For your benefit: here are some excerpts from Paul's mails:

> Specifically, I'm not sure it's obvious that ended playback should
> result in a resume on power on. If a playlist ends, because you set
> repeat "off" and then the player idle poweroffs, you may be just as
> likely to not want it to resume on startup in that situation.
> -----
> 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.

I dont't quite get both points, but maybe that's just me.
Received on 2009-06-30

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