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max.spicer
2006-03-25, 05:51
I decided to try and use the "new" button on my SB3 remote the other day. However, I only seem to be able to add a single track as a favourite, not an album or an artist. Am I missing something obvious, or is this really all it does? Why would I want to map a button press to one song?

Max

Millwood
2006-03-25, 08:34
All my favorites are internet radio stations.

kdf
2006-03-25, 11:28
the point is that the button was intended to jump to favourites mode
when pushed, and add 'anything' to the favourites using press-and-hold.
however, the hold function does not work, mainly because the
'anything' can be just that, anything. It is a case of docs and intent
being well-ahead of implementation. Not the common way around for
slimserver, but it does happen. I've been slowly playing with a patch
to get it working, but the different items is a bit like wading through
molasses...not to mention a lot of other stuff piled on the list too :)
-kdf

max.spicer
2006-03-26, 02:42
Ah, that sounds a lot more like I expected it to behave. Adding the button for future plans is still a sensible thing to do. I had a quick look at making it do albums yesterday, but soon realised that albums not having urls would be a bit of a problem.

Max


the point is that the button was intended to jump to favourites mode
when pushed, and add 'anything' to the favourites using press-and-hold.
however, the hold function does not work, mainly because the
'anything' can be just that, anything. It is a case of docs and intent
being well-ahead of implementation. Not the common way around for
slimserver, but it does happen. I've been slowly playing with a patch
to get it working, but the different items is a bit like wading through
molasses...not to mention a lot of other stuff piled on the list too :)
-kdf

NWP
2006-03-31, 00:09
All my favorites are internet radio stations.

I think most people are that way.

Wouldn't it make sense to have the favorite button just work for radio stations instead of it being completely non functional just because it can't work for everything?

To me "it just works for radio stations" sounds a lot better than "um yeah, completely ignore that part of the manual because it doesn't work at all"

Ben Sandee
2006-03-31, 00:51
On 3/31/06, NWP <NWP.25ivmn1143789001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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>
> Millwood Wrote:
> > All my favorites are internet radio stations.
>
> I think most people are that way.
>
> Wouldn't it make sense to have the favorite button just work for radio
> stations instead of it being completely non functional just because it
> can't work for everything?


I use the fav button all the time with radio stations. What's the problem?

Ben

NWP
2006-03-31, 02:57
On 3/31/06, NWP <NWP.25ivmn1143789001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Millwood Wrote:
> > All my favorites are internet radio stations.
>
> I think most people are that way.
>
> Wouldn't it make sense to have the favorite button just work for radio
> stations instead of it being completely non functional just because it
> can't work for everything?


I use the fav button all the time with radio stations. What's the problem?

Ben

I misunderstood the previous posts then. I will have to try it again.