Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] automatic rating and weighted random
- From: Paul Kuliniewicz <kuliniew purdue edu>
- To: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] automatic rating and weighted random
- Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 12:50:12 -0500
On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 11:47:33AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> One thing that popped into my head last night while explaining to a
> friend about Rhythmbox's weighted-random playback is the potential
> negative interaction between it and the autorating bits.
> But maybe it would make sense to disable autorating when we're in
> weighted-random playback? Or maybe just disable the positive weighting
> parts, and keep the negative rating when you skip, etc.
I'd say it should only autorate in response to an explicit action by the
user. If the user skips, decrease the rating. If the user starts
playing a particular song, increase the rating. But when the algorithm
decides what to play next, leave the ratings alone.
This sort of goes along with something I've been idly wondering about.
I often select a particular album in the Library and play it from
beginning to end. Does this mean that autorating will tend to rate the
first track higher than the others, just because I double-clicked on it
to start playing and not the others?
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