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Fred
2005-07-28, 15:57
Hi,

I am not sure this has been discussed already. I can't seem to find
any forum post about it.

Why is a "Now playing" entry added to the playlist list for each
player? I understand the technical reality but what is the point in
showing it? What purpose does it have?

Seeing or otherwise editing/saving a player playlist can be done from
the right pane. Playing it causes a reset, but the same list of songs
is played. Adding it results in all songs being there twice, which I
doubt is a strong feature request (and confusingly the right pane
shows "Now playing (MODIFIED)"; how can the player playlist be in a
modified state? modified from itself?)

The only thing that could be done with it is to play a player
playlist on another player. But then (a) you could simply save the
first player playlist or (b) sync the players.

So I am at a lost to understand the point of it, but maybe I am
missing something. It seems to me a possible source of endless
confusion when we're striving for ease of use...


Fred

Dan Sully
2005-07-28, 16:04
* Frédéric Thomas shaped the electrons to say...

>I am not sure this has been discussed already. I can't seem to find
>any forum post about it.
>
>Why is a "Now playing" entry added to the playlist list for each
>player? I understand the technical reality but what is the point in
>showing it? What purpose does it have?

There is no purpose per-se - and if it's causing confusion, it can be removed
from the 'Browse Playlist' list.

-D
--
Ya gotta love UNIX, where else do you wonder whether
you can kill a zombie spawned by a daemon's fork?

dean
2005-07-28, 16:11
It should be. It's confusing.

On Jul 28, 2005, at 4:04 PM, Dan Sully wrote:

> * Frédéric Thomas shaped the electrons to say...
>
>
>> I am not sure this has been discussed already. I can't seem to
>> find any forum post about it.
>>
>> Why is a "Now playing" entry added to the playlist list for each
>> player? I understand the technical reality but what is the point
>> in showing it? What purpose does it have?
>>
>
> There is no purpose per-se - and if it's causing confusion, it can
> be removed
> from the 'Browse Playlist' list.
>
> -D
> --
> Ya gotta love UNIX, where else do you wonder whether
> you can kill a zombie spawned by a daemon's fork?
>