FS#11582 - Use Fastforward/Rewind (FF/RW) to skip tracks quickly.

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Chad Joan (Chadwick Joanathan) - Sunday, 29 August 2010, 20:01 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Music playback
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Rbutil SVN
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


This patch adds an option to allow the Fastforward/Rewind buttons to be used to skip tracks entirely.

This is an itch of mine that I scratched and am offering up to others if you are interested.

I've been using audio lessons to learn Japanese and ran into issues navigating with the normal FF/RW buttons. The acceleration based on track length left me with no sense of time since I don't keep track of how far I am into my 30 minute long lessons. Simply backing up 5 seconds to catch something I missed was a problem because I'd have to look at what I was doing to see how far I'd ff/rw. Kinda hard when one tick moves 30 seconds too. This is problematic when driving! The existing skip-length feature is really good for this. However, if I use that to skip 5 second increments then I abandon any way of skipping entire tracks. So I re-purposed the FF/RW buttons for skipping tracks and use skip-length for navigating within a track.

I've been using this in r27841 for about a week on my Gigabeat, but it seems like it should work for r27942 as well.
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