• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by pioneer4x4 - 2008-01-17

FS#8473 - Add a "I'm Awake" feature for keeping place when falling asleep.

I was wondering if someone can implement a feature where rockbox will pause or beep or whatever every so often (configurable time say 5-15 minutes) and if you don’t press a button, it will auto bookmark and shut down. This will come in very handy for audio books where you fall asleep, and wake up with no idea how to find the last point you remember. I think it would be easiest to have it pause after time expires, then if you unpause, nothing happens, but if you don’t respond, it bookmarks and shuts down.

Closed by  zagor

Reason for closing:  Fixed
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Closing all feature requests.

seani commented on 2008-03-21 15:44

This is a nice suggested solution to the problem - it would certainly make it more enjoyable to fall asleep to audiobooks / podcasts (as it is, I’ve heard the start of a lot of very good fiction on BBC R7, but never the end).

There are already *similar* requests that would allow this behaviour, in particular requests to make the sleeptimer value persistent and automatic. If this was the case, you would set the sleeptimer to 15 minutes. When the sleeptimer kicks in, it turns the player off. You turn it back on and resume automatically (existing settings) and the sleeptimer kicks in again.

For this particular usage it would probably be more useful to amend the sleep timer with an additional setting to specify that the action taken when it matures is to pause playback rather than power off. This would have the effect of turning off anyway if the listener has nodded off and failed to unpause after a while, and would represent a saving in battery power for some targets as the player doesn’t have to spin-up multiple times for the insomniac listener.


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