[mythtv] [PATCH] MythMusic: Visualization Interrupt,
PageUp/PageDown, PrevTrack Behavior
myth at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Jun 26 05:48:56 EDT 2004
Perry Wintner wrote:
>> Here's my first patch(es), so be gentle:
>> 1) The first patch is a MythMusic patch that will stop a full screen
>> visualization and revert back to the playlist screen when a songs
>> changes. If the visualization delay is set, it will wait that long to
>> restart the visualization. If the visualization delay is not set (but
>> full screen visualization was running), it will wait 5 seconds to
>> restart full screen visualization
>> The purpose of this is to be able to see the currently playing track
>> information on a song change.
>> I am actually thinking of doing an OSD for this, but am not sure if it
>> is possible to OSD on a visualization and how difficult it would
>> actually be. Any suggestions??
Not got any practical suggestions here, I'm afraid!
>> 2) The second patch adds PageUp/PageDown to the navigation of the
>> playlist (F5/F6 is now RWND/FFWD). This allows the navigation of a
>> large playlist quickly. ( I believe someone else submitted something
>> similar not too long ago). It also changes the behavior of the
>> PREVTRACK action. If the song playing is within the first 3 seconds,
>> PREVTRACK will go to the previous track. If it is past 3 seconds,
>> PREVTRACK will restart the song.
>> This behavior is modeled after a typical CD/DVD player. I didn't make
>> the threshold configurable, although maybe it should be...
I definatly like this method. Not sure if F5/F6 the best keys to use,
but I don't like the current PgUp/Dn thing as this should be for
playlist nav in my opinion.
>> I am also thinking about adding the ability to delete a track from the
>> current playlist while it is playing. Any thoughts on whether that is
>> useful or how to go about doing that?
>> Any suggestions/comments???
Yeah, I like option. I'd also quite like the ability to randomly extend
the playlist from either the whole collection of a certain playlist.
This would be good for parties etc, so you could just start with a blank
playlist and it would select random songs for a while then someone could
queue up a few of their favourites, and when they are done playing, it
just goes on to randomly add more tracks.
I was planning on writing such a patch after I finish my Album Artist
patch (http://colin.guthr.ie/myth/patches/album_artist.html), and an
iRiver Sync patch, but this may be the kind of functionality you could
include more easily when your tweaking in that area anyway? Obviously
only if you think it a good idea...... ;)
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