Re: [Banshee-List] playback changes

On Fri, 2008-08-15 at 15:41 -0500, Gabriel Burt wrote:
> Hey all,
> Wanted to discuss some changes I think should be made to Banshee's
> playback behavior.
> I propose we change the "Stop When Finished" option to
> a) not uncheck itself after being 'used' once (e.g. it should stay checked)
> b) be placed below the existing shuffle options in the shuffle menu,
> including the next-button's menu
> I also propose we change the shuffle/repeat/stop-when-finished
> settings to be remembered per primary source (Music lib, Video lib,
> Podcast).
> With these changes, the following use cases (that I think are
> common/strong) will be possible:
> "I want to listen to one podcast at a time, and manually press next to
> play the next one."
> "I want my music to always keep playing (repeat-all) but not my videos
> or podcasts"
> "I want to listen to my music on random, but not have to turn random
> off every time I switch to podcasts."

I like those ideas and I also think those use cases are good ones. After
reading them, I realized I always unconsciously wanted to be able to do
those things. ;)

There's one thing that doesn't feel right to me, UI-wise : having the
"Stop Between Songs" placed into the Next button's menu.

It makes perfect sense for the shuffle modes to be there, as they
determine the result of a click on the button. But "Stop Between Songs"
does not. In fact, the Next button is the way to NOT depend on "Stop
Between Songs" being set or not.

As it will remembered per primary source, maybe it could be added in
their context menu (right-click on the source).


Bertrand Lorentz <bertrand lorentz gmail com>
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