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

In light of the discussion, I would like to know your point of view for
the current implementation of the art display then. It's doing exactly
what you deem is wrong, and yet, for someone like me who has an internet
connection far worse than most of you out there, I like it just fine.
Now the lyrics, which are a fraction of the size of a cover art, yet you
think that's bad (I still need to hear about the art plugin). Also, I
think that in some point in time, saving the lyrics on disc like the art
plugin does it, will be implemented, which will cover for when there's
no internet connection.

And still, I think that people might object that the lyrics are
downloaded (for now) every time the song changes, but some might not.
That's why this should be made into an option, so as to provide some
flexibility. Another idea (which does not exclude the first one), would
be to add a [Fetch the current song] button to the View->Lyrics window
if the option is set to false, or is not implemented. And a good idea at
some point in time would be to have an accelerator open up the window
and show the lyrics, or if the window is open, just to refresh/show the
new lyrics.

Ð ÐÐ, 2006-05-22 Ð 20:04 +0100, Gareth Murphy ÐÐÐÐÑÐ:
> 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
> > ------------------------------
> > Oh, I hurt your feelings, you 
> > fishfaced enemy of the people!
> > Max Bialystock
> > The Producers
> > ------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >   
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