• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Configuration
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - 2002-12-11
Last edited by RaeNye - 2006-09-18

FS#614 - Playlist runs cfg file?

I have configured and tested a cfg file called booter.cfg and
mounted it on the root directory of my Archos Studio 20

I used WinAmp to configure a small playlist of all the
songs in a small directory then added booter.cfg from the root
directory of my Archos to try to get it to “play” the cfg configuration
to automatically customize the Archos settings for that particular

Rockbox seems to skim over the file and does not
read it.

Is there a way to get Rockbox to read a configuration
file FIRST if it finds one as the first line of a playlist? I intend to have
custom cfg files at the beginning of every playlist, and extra
configuration files down in the playlists to configure Rockbox
differently to suit as it changes albums or even songs in the

It should also check when it’s in shuffle ON mode
to see if the file just before the file it’s getting ready to play is a cfg file,
so it can change the cfg before playing the song. That way buried
config files will be played with their individual songs, in straight or
shuffle modes.

Playing the little cfg file on my Studio 20
player only adds a few milliseconds to the time it would take to play
the next song. The benefit of having a certain cfg file associated
with the song it’s about to play, FAR outweighs any inconvenience
of the time delay it


Closed by  zagor
2007-03-02 06:19
Reason for closing:  Rejected
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Closing all feature requests.

Anonymous Submitter commented on 2002-12-11 06:05

#EXTINF:-1,artist - Eur-
#EXTINF:78,Jan Kees de Ruijter - line in track
bandorgan\Jan Kees de Ruijter - Spaghetti
#EXTINF:82,Grote Blauwe - Sous le ciel de

is the beginning of the playlist. booter.cfg is in the Archos root directory.
What should the parameters be after #EXTINF to get Archos to play this
cfg file, anyway? These are the values stored by Winamp

Thanks for all you guys

Project Manager

Rockbox as of today does not “play” .cfg files in playlists.

When we add support for playlist-specific or even
directory-specific .cfg files, I think we’ll instead use
this approach:

Name the .cfg file as your playlist and it’ll be loaded and
taken care of automaticly. Optionally, when we load an mp3
from a given directory we also check the directory for a
specific “dir.cfg” (or whatever) to load to set the config
for files in that directory.


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