FS#6427 - Time limited Random mixes

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Chris (Xhorder) - Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 00:05 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
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It would be cool to be able to have a time-limited random mix option. (for example, a random mix of tracks that lasts 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, etc.)

[a similar option is/was available on the Rio Karma]
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Closed by  Björn Stenberg (zagor)

Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 20:51 GMT
Since most of us are neither psychics nor mindreaders we cannot decipher clearly what it is that you want.
First: what is a "mix"? Is it an ordinary playlist? a playlist with shuffle? a playlist with weighted black magic shuffle?
Second: what should the player do when the limit is reached? power off? (There is already a sleep timer option available htat does this)
Comment by Chris (Xhorder) - Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 00:32 GMT
My apologies... "Random Mix" is a term from the Karma, and I probably should have been more descriptive.

It would just be an ordinary playlist, containing random tracks, calculated to last for a set amount of time.

For example, say I have a collection of 500 albums that contain a total of 5,000 tracks and all happend to be 5 minutes long. I would then select "Random Mix" (or whatever you want to call it), and then I would enter the length of time I wanted it to last, say 1 hour. Rockbox would then randomly select 12 songs and create a playlist. After the playlist is over (in one hour in this case), it would do whatever it does now when a playlist ends... presumably just wait for user input.

I hope this makes things clearer...

Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 10:13 GMT
Yes, that makes it much clearer. Currently rockbox does not have any way to tell the
length of an entire playlist, but I know some people are interested in that sort of thing.
I think this is possible to do, lets see if someone wants it bad enough to implement it :-)