Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Play Queue Bounty

On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 12:12 +0000, Gisli Ottarsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 11:24, James Livingston wrote:
> > 1) Playlists :- how are you supposed to add things to a playlist
> > (instead of drag-and-drop)?
> Touche.  I supposed my lack of experience with playlists has been 
> demonstrated.  Oh well.

This is the biggie, playlists are one of those things that some people
use and some people don't. I use them a fair bit, and if changing
playlists was harder than it currently is I would find it annoying.

This discussion about the queue has gotten me inspired to do some
Rhythmbox hacking; one I get the work I'm busy with out of the way in
the next week I might have a go at fixing some of annoyances that we've
got with playlists at the moment: not being able to sort, or use the
browser on a playlist, and not having a song in more than once (for
manual playlists).

> > 2) You only have the name of the song there, and I've got quite a few
> > songs that have the same name (and different artists). On my setup the
> > Title and Artist columns take up about 45-50% of the width of the
> > columns in the library.
> Is this tremendously important?  Obviously, once the song starts
> playing, its information will be shown in the 'now playing' area. When
> you dragged the song to the queue you had all this information.  The
> only time you might wonder whose rendition of 'Misty' is in the queue 
> is when it was added there by another user, or by Shuffle.  In the
> latter case, there is certainly no lack of functionality.  Today you
> have no idea what songs Suffle-mode will play next, with this you would
> at least know the name of the song.  I suppose the full informatioqueue for more than n of
> the song could be provided as a tip-text (the type that pops up when
> you hover over an area), for the intensely curious.

The main time I'd use the queue for more than one song is for a party or
something, and from my experience with that (using a playlist as a mock
"queue") plenty of different people come and play with it over the
course of time. Having the info in a tool-top would be acceptable


James "Doc" Livingston 
He's dead Jim! You get his phaser, I got his wallet.

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