Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] patch for the lyrics plugin

Not necessarily. This is counter-intuitive and really just isn't the way a lyrics plugin should be implemented. A user shouldn't have to put up with their internet connection and computers resources being used on every single song by fetching lyrics even when they don't want them. They also shouldn't have to resort to going through the steps involved in enabling/disabling the plugin every time they do/don't want to view the lyrics to a particular song.

It's also obvious that the lyrics display won't be able to fit into the current main window, so it's going to require a user action to display the lyrics somewhere in any case. Therefore, the ideal way to handle this would be to provide the necessary options in the UI, and when the user 'chooses' to display the lyrics, then the plugin should fetch the lyrics from the internet.

Mark Hewitt wrote:
On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 18:16 +0100, Gareth Murphy wrote:
Actually, loading the lyrics every time the song is changed IS
undesirable behaviour. Because the fact is that it's a waste of
bandwidth and resources to lookup the lyrics every time a song is
changed, when the fact is that people don't tend to want to look at the
lyrics of many songs they listen to.

As a user and someone very interested in this plugin, I'd disagree - people who don't want to look at the lyrics of songs don't turn the plugin on, and those who have seen the lyrics of the song they wanted to see and don't want to see any more turn the plugin off, surely?

Mark Hewitt
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