FS#8706 - play 2 files at once

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by harry tu (bookshare) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 17:22 GMT
Last edited by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 19:37 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I wish (on swcodec targets) we could play 2 files at once. I would like people to be able to have an audio book + a playlist of music in the backround while the audio book is still playing.
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Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Sunday, 09 March 2008, 19:37 GMT
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 19:11 GMT
IMO this task should get closed:
- the general usefulness is rather limited
- if you really want to mix some background music to an audio book you could do that in prior on the PC.
- decoding two fully fledged audio streams isn't always possible depending on target and audio format (voice uses a codec that can get decoded quite fast and its also limited in bitrate etc.)
- it would require major works to Rockbox. Just think how one would control two streams at the same time?

Given the fact that its usage is really limited and we currently have quite some bugs in the playback engine open I don't think keeping this open is helpful but only clutters the tracker. Maybe in a couple of years ...