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bart maguire
2005-03-09, 02:44
I run into this problem a lot. I timeshift programs
every day and often want to skip a bit or pick up a
programme in the middle. With the Squeezebox I find
this impossible. With Winamp there is a slider which
acts as a progress bar but can also be picked up with
the mouse and slid. As you slide it the track
position indicator changes, so you can drop it pretty
much exactly where you want it.
Unfortunately the progress bar in Fishbone only acts
as a progress bar, as far as I can tell.
An option use the remote to jump +-5 or 10 (or
user-configurable) minutes would be a workable compromise.

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kdf
2005-03-09, 02:53
Quoting bart maguire <bartmaguire (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk>:

> I run into this problem a lot. I timeshift programs
> every day and often want to skip a bit or pick up a
> programme in the middle. With the Squeezebox I find
> this impossible. With Winamp there is a slider which
> acts as a progress bar but can also be picked up with
> the mouse and slid. As you slide it the track
> position indicator changes, so you can drop it pretty
> much exactly where you want it.
> Unfortunately the progress bar in Fishbone only acts
> as a progress bar, as far as I can tell.
> An option use the remote to jump +-5 or 10 (or
> user-configurable) minutes would be a workable compromise.

I wrote a plugin a while back to manually scroll through a song using a progress
bar-like interface. You still have to go into the plugin, but it will let you
find the time index that you want on the currently playing song and you can
press play to jump to that position. It does not work with transcoded songs,
and I've only just updated it for 6.0b1 (not much testing yet).

its available here:

http://www.deane-freeman.com/sb2/

-kdf