[mythtv] Proposed Change to MythMusic

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Thu Jul 12 16:14:31 UTC 2007



Daniel Burr wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 17:37 -0500, Kris Raney wrote:
>> For example, I might create a playlist called 'Mellow', and start it
>> playing. Any time a song came on I thought didn't fit the mood, I'd
>> push a button and drop it off the playlist (not just skip it.) Over
>> time, the list would become correct. Of course, if I have to hunt
>> around menus to get it off the playlist, this technique becomes too
>> annoying to be useful. It should just be a button, or maybe a 2 button
>> sequence to avoid accidental removals. 
>>
>> A bonus would be the ability to remove an entire album at once, in
>> response to a single song from that album.
> 
> I would propose that when a song is selected by pressing enter a menu pops up instead of playing that song immediately.  
> If the selected song is not on a playlist, then the menu options are "Listen Now", "Add to end of playlist", "Add as next song in playlist".
> If the current song is in a playlist then the options can be "Listen Now", "Remove song from playlist" and "Remove this album from playlist".
> 

There's two schools of thought on this.
1) replace the currently playing song with the one i select
2) add the selected song to the end of the list.

#1 is current behaviour.
#2 is what i call DJ mode, or party mode.

Let's face it, you are only ever going to be using one or the other
at any one time, so it makes more sense to make it switch between
them.

There are further things you should then be able to do in DJ mode,
(in fact anytime you need playlist manipulation) like move songs
up/down in the list, push to the front of the queue, remove etc etc.


That's enough rambling for now....


Stuart


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