Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox Elementary
- From: Ryan Peters <sloshy45 sbcglobal net>
- To: yank memo <yankmemo gmail com>, rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox Elementary
- Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:34:48 -0500
On 09/23/2010 11:34 AM, yank memo wrote:
It saves space and why would you ever need to click play when you're
listening to a song, and pause when you aren't listening to a song? It's
like combining stop/go in a web browser, where you wouldn't need to
click go when the page is loading and wouldn't need to stop when the
page is loaded.
do you find a combined button play/pause useless?
I agree, mostly. So long as the seek-bar and its contents such as
time/current track are easily visible/usable, then I don't mind
compressing the UI in this way at all.
* cleaning up the interface: there's many vertical pixels wasted
actually in rhythmbox, the timescale occupy too much space.
When hidden? Well, GNOME Shell is going to have an application menu
where application-as-a-whole options such as Preferences and Plugins
will go. Once this specification is finalized, you might want to adjust
the menu to fit with that, if there's any adjustment necessary. Also,
why not just use Alt to temporarily bring up the menu when you need it?
* a compact menu to replace the menubar when hidded
Honestly I think this should stay as an optional plugin. That style of
album browsing is confusing and slow compared to a simple list to me,
and it wastes system resources. But that's just my opinion; if you or
anyone else find it useful then by all means, work on it! Just let me be
able to turn it off, please :)
* an icon view for covert/album art: there's an excellent plugin
which was released a few days ago, rhythmarty. It can be an
excellent candidate to this UI revamp, i already contacted its
developer and he's interested too to work on this project.
As with the previous, I don't really like this either. A separate
plugin, or at least the ability to turn it off, would be great.
* a clutterview (like in nautilus-elementary) : an animated view
like coverflow or cooliris. something like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHHSOdVG2t4 , 3 modes:
Hmm, sounds like a job for Totem/Rhythmbox integration. Totem could
possibly have a video library on its own, and Rhythmbox could integrate
with that library by letting you pick which of your videos are related
to your music and letting you search them. At least that's my idea :P
* give rhythmbox the ability to play video files, what about my
video clips? they're videos but they're music too. Of course
totem/mplayer does a better job playing a video but it can't
search my videos by artists / genre etc and propose me new
Of course all described here are only my opinions, i don't want to be
rude. Rhythmbox is a great music player it does the job well, but i
want more ;)
The design is far from achieved we're open to any suggestions and even
collaborate if we share some common interest.
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