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

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

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:38:46 +0100

Torne Wuff wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:29:43PM +0200, Al Le wrote:
>> There is a patch (FS#10343 - Resume playback even if it reached the end
>> and stopped) that implements a very nice feature. Has anyone objections
>> for it being committed? If not I'll commit it when I'll get access to
>> the development environment.
> If it still works as described in comments there, then I object. It
> says "As a side effect it will also resume if you restart the player and
> have it set to resume which you would probably want to fix." - does it
> still do that? I would find that very annoying - when the player has
> just started (and is already thrashing the disk to populate the dircache
> and load the db to ram) the last thing I want it to do is go off and
> start buffering something I've already listened to; it will take much
> longer to pick something new to listen to instead.
> I have no objection to it being possible to *manually* resume a playlist
> that already finished, but it should only do it if you hit play or pick
> Resume Playback explicitly.

I totally agree that this is a bad idea. I always use PLAY on powerup to resume where I
left off listening, and I DON'T want this to restart the old playlist if it had

I disagree with the last paragraph above though. Even if I hit PLAY, I don't want to
resume a completed playback, EVER.

There at least needs to be an option to allow this behaviour, which should default to OFF.
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