[mythtv] Proposed Change to MythMusic

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 19:57:44 UTC 2007

On 7/12/07, Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:
> 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....

how about:
clicking "select" on the track pops up a menu that lets you choose,
clicking "play" performs a either action as set by a default option.


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